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WATER WORKS AWARDS AND VALUES

Issue 4 and Volume 78.

WATER WORKS AWARDS AND VALUES Seventh of a Series of Articles on the Subject Some Important Decisions of the United States Supreme Court Cited (Continued from last issue) TOTAL VALUE IN THE SUPREME COURT. (Cont’d.) The Knoxville Case Water Works was built at Knoxville, Tenn. by Knoxville Water Company, in 1883, the supply being pumped from the Tennessee River to a reservoir and standpipe. The franchise ran thirty years from June, 1883, and gave the company the exclusive right to supply water. In October, 1896, the water works included two Davidson compound pumps of 1,250,000 gallons each, one Dean vertical direct acting pump of 5,000,000 gallons, and one Dean compound condensing duplex pump of 2,300,000 gallons daily capacity, filters of 5,000,000 gallons, reservoirs of 3,000,000 gallons, and a standpipe of 511,445 gallons capacity. There were then 44 miles of mains and 2,166 taps, the latter having been charged to water…

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