When Fire Pressure Is Needed Use Pumpers

Issue 12 and Volume 75.

When Fire Pressure Is Needed Use Pumpers A Strong Argument Against the System of Increasing Pressure at the Pumping Station to Fight Fires—Water Works of Gary, Ind. IN transmitting the following paper, Mr. Luseombe writes to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING: “I have had considerable to say relative to the antiquated method of boosting the water pressure throughout the distribution system whenever an alarm of fire is sounded, whether needed or not. In your giving this paper publicity I believe water superintendents and other officials of cities and towns who are obliged to give such service would appreciate any remarks made concerning this seventeenth century method, which, as mentioned in my paper, I regard as a hazardous, perilous, and often times useless service.’’ It may be of interest to know the character of service given the city of Gary, Ind., during fires by the Gary Heat, Light and Water Company. In…

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