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BUILD COVERED CONCRETE RESERVOIR TO TAKE CARE OF PEAK DEMANDS

Issue 13 and Volume 78.

BUILD COVERED CONCRETE RESERVOIR TO TAKE CARE OF PEAK DEMANDS Oak Park, I11., Supplied by Chicago, Cannot Cet Sufficient Pressure During Day Builds Equalizing Reservoir to Receive Night Supply CHICAGO, with its heavy demand for water for its own consumption, has been unable to properly supply the outlaying villages with which it has contracts for the purpose except at night, Faced with the problem of serious shortage both for domestic use and fire-fighting purposes, the village of Oak Park, Ill., met the situation by the construction of a storage reservoir of which the following is a description: The five-million gallon reservoir for water supply in Oak Park, Ill., is a reinforced covered concrete structure. It is 269 feet long, 157 feet wide and 19 feet, 8 inches, in depth, an« has a capacity of five-million gallons. The reservoir is constructed on village property just east of our pumping station. This…

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