Convicts Build Impounding Dam

Issue 3 and Volume 78.

Convicts Build Impounding Dam An impounding dam was constructed for the water supply of McAlester, Okla., by state convicts. Recently water was turned into the 24-inch conduit which brings the water from Lake McAlester, seven miles from the city, to the city pumping station and filtration plant. The lake affords 2,300 acres of water with a possibility of increase at any time should occasion demand. The new system was constructed at a cost of $750,000. Roosevelt, Utah, Lets Water Contract—Roosevelt, Utah, has awarded a contract for laying the new water mains. Elgin, Iii., Plans New Well—Elgin, Iii., is considering drilling a new well of sufficient capacity to supply the west side of the city. Welland, Ont., Lets Contract—Welland, Out., has awarded a contract to the W. H. Yates Construction Company for the construction of the first section of the city’s new water works system. Williamsport, Pa., Water Company to Increase…

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