Dayton, Ohio, Suffers From Drouth

Issue 13 and Volume 78.

Dayton, Ohio, Suffers From Drouth Drouth conditions in Dayton, Ohio, have caused the water works authorities some anxiety. An intensive campaign for water conservation brought the consumption of the city down to where it was equal to the available supply, the citizens cooperating well with the water department. A decrease of 5,000,000 gallons daily in consumption has been brought about by economy. Pressure, however, on one day, reached a low mark of 46 pounds, and fire department officials issued a warning for precautions against fire. In order to relieve the water shortage in Dayton, Ohio, the water supply at the National Cash Register plant will be diverted into the city mains. The water system at this plant is capable of furnishing 8,000 gallons of water a day. Workmen have begun the erection of a temporary dam across Mad River to permit water to flood artesian well fields. Another crew worked…

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