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Wood Stave Pipe Brings Newark Water Supply

Issue 20 and Volume 78.

Wood Stave Pipe Brings Newark Water Supply One of the main pipe lines in the Wanaque water project which is being constructed on the Macopin intake on the Pequannock river, is a wood stave pipe line and it will bring 3,000,000 gallons of water a day to Newark, N. J. The line is being laid above ground to facilate any future replacement of metal bands which hold the staves together. To divert water into the wood pipe a new intake was built about a mile above the Macopin intake on the Pequannock river. This necessitated cutting out a seven-foot section of the steel line and inserting a forty-eight-inch gate weighing ten tons. This entire job was completed in two and one-half hours, nearly a record for a job of this sort.

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