C. E. Davis on Situation in Philadelphia

Issue 9 and Volume 65.

C. E. Davis on Situation in Philadelphia Carleton E. Davis, chief of the Philadelphia, Pa., water works bureau, continues his efforts to place the system upon a “safe and sane” basis, losing no opportunity to bring the facts of the situation to the attention of the citizens. At a recent luncheon of the City Business Club, Chief Davis laid special emphasis upon the condition of the Torresdale pumping station and said in part: “With the present degree of wastage in Philadelphia, there is actually not sufficient water to supply adequately all the needs of the city. That situation would be exceedingly critical if anything went wrong with our present system and a great fire were to break out in the city. The concentration of 60 per cent, of the water supply of the city in a single system, unprovided with ample reserve storage reservoirs, is not safe, particularly when that…

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