Tulsa Has Short Water Famine

Issue 1 and Volume 64.

Tulsa Has Short Water Famine In spite of a heavy downpour of rain, Tulsa, Okla., was in the throes of a water famine for two days recently. Bottled water costing as high as 10 cents a gallon was used by housewives for washing dishes and was even used for bathing purposes. The distilled water companies were unable to fill half their orders, even at the high prices. All this was caused by an unexpected break in the main water line, when a large check valve at the plant burst. The pumping system had to be immediately switched off and Tulsa was without city water for nearly two days. The theaters were forced to close their doors and there was no elevator service in several of the larger office buildings. The Public Service corporation ran its plant just as long as was safe, it was stated, and shut one unit off…

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