Leadership

Augmenting a City’s Water Supply

Issue 1 and Volume 77.

Augmenting a City’s Water Supply The city of Redlands, Cal., is now augmenting the city water supply by a very novel method. A small mountain stream with a flow of eight cubic feet per second is dropped through a pipe 180 feet to a 300-h.p. turbine developing 240 h.p. This turbine is direct connected to a deep well pump having a capacity of 5 cubic feet per second. Both the 8 cubic feet per second flow from the small mountain stream and the 5 cubic feet per second pumped by the deep well pump are discharged into a common pipe which drops a distance of 220 feet to a second turbine, which in turn is direct connected to a deep well pump that lifts 8 cubic feet of water per second, thus the city now has the original flow of the mountain stream plus the five cubic and the eight…

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