Raleigh Tests New Conduit Line

Issue 15 and Volume 77.

Raleigh Tests New Conduit Line A new conduit line from Lake Raleigh to the settling basin in the Raleigh, N. C., pumping station, was tested for the first time on March 26, and the new line which substitutes gravity for pumping will in the future bring all the raw water into the pumping station. The line will be continued in operation although some adjustments may have to be made. The new line will carry 6,250,000 gallons of water every 24 hours and this amount can be increased by pumping to between seven and eight million gallons. The old line only carries 4,240,000 gallons per day. The line was built by Tucker & Laxton, contractors of Charlotte, and has been under construction since last fall. It runs two and a half miles from the head of Lake Raleigh to the settling basin. It is 30 inches in diameter half the way…

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