A Novel Water Supply

A Novel Water Supply

A. G. Wachter, a rancher, living three miles south of Montrose, Col., has a novelty in a well which has just been completed on his property, from which flows two distinct kinds of water. One kind flows from a vein seventy feet deep, and the other from a depth of 300 feet. At a depth of seventy feet the drill tapped a vein of the purest kind of soft water. This water was cased. A smaller pipe was then put down and the drilling continued in a smaller hole to a depth of 300 feet, where a fine artesian flow was located. The artesian flow comes up througli the smaller pipe at the rate of 300 gallons an hour. This water is tinctured with a little mineral but is a good grade just the same. The mineral water does not come into contact, however, with the soft water which comes from a depth of 70 feet

A NOVEL WATER SUPPLY.

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A NOVEL WATER SUPPLY.

The method of obtaining water for fire protection at Halstead, Kas., is so novel that the following particulars which have been furnished to FIRE AND WATER are well worth reading:

“We have no regular water works system, but we have a hand engine and twenty-five feet of auction hose with which water can be taken from tanks, cisterns, reservoirs,open wells, or the river. We also obtain water by driving a pipe, with point or sand-screen on, from twenty to thirty-five feet anywhere in the valley, l ire city has a number of these points down, throughout the principal streets,and with a brass nipple or coupler, the engine can be attached as quickly as to a hydrant. The water is then drawn from the substrata, and forced through the discharge hose on the fire, and it works well. As, however, this is all done by hand and requires muscle, it is not satisfactory.

“The Little Arkansas river runs directly through the -city. It is a neve r failing sir-am, with about 8 feet fall to the mile and will furnish about 15 to 25 horse power according to the stage of the water level. Our city would like to furnish this power for lighting purposes. We should require a good dynamo and storage battery of sufficient voltage to electrocute all the capital criminals in the State, and surplus power to lease to keep up all the running expenses. Perhaps some capitalists can see their way to invest money in the scheme,

“J. W. S.”