Rain Saves Bloomington From Threatened Water Famine

Issue 13 and Volume 64.

Rain Saves Bloomington From Threatened Water Famine A recent heavy rainfall saved the city of Bloomington, Ill., from a serious water famine. The average daily consumption of water from the wells runs between 2,000,000 and 3,000,000 gallons but the average for the extreme weather of August has been more than 4,000,000. At one time during the hottest day the pumps were working at the rate of more than 10,000,000 gallons per day. All of the pumps were kept busy and no misfortune marred their action. Had there been a motor burned out or a piece of machinery that went wrong a shortage of water would have existed and it would have been necessary to greatly curtail the use of water when it was needed the worst. Commissioner R. L. Campbell of the department, in the near future, will bring up the question of a new well to the council and…

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