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New Equipment of Sacramento Water Works

Issue 14 and Volume 73.

New Equipment of Sacramento Water Works The work on the new pumping, station and filtration plant of the Sacramento, Cal., water works, of which J. I. Prugh is superintendent and George J. Calder is resident engineer, has progressed to such an extent that it is hoped it will be in service by November 1923. At the present pumping station, the steam turbine which drove the 18,000,000-gallon Worthington centrifugal pump has been replaced by a 700-horse power Westinghouse electric motor. A 15,000,000-gallon DeLaval centrifugal pump driven by a 700-horse power motor has also been placed in service. The new equipment is temporarily installed and will ultimately be moved to the new plant. The consumption of water in 1921 averaged 17,800,000 gallons a day and in 1922, 18,000,000 gallons; the latter, based on an estimated population supplied of 59,000. is at the rate of 316 gallons per capita. The maximum day in…

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