A. W. W. A. Ballot and Tentative Program

A. W. W. A. Ballot and Tentative Program

Two Tickets in the Field for President, Vice-President and Treasurer—Tentative Program Gives Promise of Interesting and Successful Sessions at Montreal

THE ballot for the election of officers for 1920 and 1921 of the American Water Works Association has been issued to members for the annual election, which is conducted by mail, the polls closing at noon, Monday, June 14. The result of the election will be announced at the Montreal Convention. The circular accompanying the ballot is as follows:

AMERICAN WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION Election of Officers for 1920-1921

Enclosed find ballot for officers for the next Association year.

Nominees for President:

BEEKMAN C. LITTLE is Superintendent of Water Works at Rochester, N. Y., and is at present Trustee of the Association, term expiring 1920.

M. L. WORRELL was formerly General Manager of Water Works at Meridian, Miss., is Captain in the Construction Division of the Army; is now Vice-President of the Association.

Nominees for Vice-President:

EDWARD BARTOW is Director of Illinois State Water Survey, Urbana, I11.

W. S. CRAMER is Chief Engineer of the Lexington Water Works, Lexington, Ky.; now a Trustee of the Association, term expiring 1920.

Nominees for Treasurer:

J. WALTER ACKERMAN is Superintendent of Water Board, Auburn, N. Y.

JAMES M. CAIRD, Chemist and Bacteriologist, Troy, N. Y.; is now Treasurer of the Association.

Nominees for Trustees:

2nd District—HARRY M. HUY is General Manager of the Western New York Water Co., Buffalo, N. Y.

5th District—ROBERT J. HARDING is Vice-President of the San Antonio Water Co., San Antonio, Texas.

Mark an (X) after the names of those for whom you desire to vote, put the marked ballot in the Special Ballot Envelope, and seal it; put this envelope in the BALLOT ENVELOPE, putting your name and address on the outside, and mail it to the Secretary.


The envelopes will not be opened until the votes are counted by the Canvassing Committee, and any other enclosures would therefore not receive prompt attention.

Enclose only one ballot. More than one will cause all to be rejected.

Polls close at noon Monday, June the fourteenth. No ballots received after that time will be counted. Result of the election will be announced at the Montreal Convention.

J. M. DIVEN, Secretary.

153 West 71st St., New York, N. Y.

The Tentative Program

The tentative program for the 40th annual convention of the association, which is to be held at the Windsor Hotel, Montreal, Can., June 21 to 24, 1920, is as follows:

Preliminary Announcement

The Windsor Hotel has been selected as headquarters. The convention facilities and arrangements at this Hotel are ideal; a quiet and roomy convention hall, large exhibit room, comfortable lobbies for exclusive use of the Association. Arrangements have been made for admitting exhibits duty free and for the entrance of automobiles without undue negotiations.

The Ritz Carleton and Queens, both good hotels and near the Windsor, will accommodate those who cannot locate at Headquarters. Full Hotel and Transportation information will be given soon.

Following the past hard winter opportunity will be afforded the members of the Association to become familiar with the design and operation of water works to meet conditions due to prolonged very cold weather, a subject interesting to most members at this time. It will also give an opportunity to study on the spot methods of management due to Canadian conditions differing from those governing similar administrative work in some parts of the United States, and likely to afford much valuable information to superintendents not having personal acquaintance with the men managing Canadian water works.


Registration, meetings of Executive and other Committees and informal get acquainted meetings in lobbies and exhibit room.

Monday Evening:

Informal reception arranged by the Local Committee and the Water Works Manufacturers Association at the Windsor Hotel. DANCING.

TUESDAY, JUNE 22 Forenoon:

Opening of convention in the Convention Hall at 9 o’clock. Reading of Papers:


THE WORKS OF THE MONTREAL WATER AND POWER COMPANY, by F. H. Pitcher. These two papers will give the members a good idea of the dual water supply of Montreal, part Municipal and part Private, enabling them to become familiar with two unusually interesting water works systems, one of which produces chlorine in its own electrolytic plant.

THE EXPERIENCE IN MONTREAL IN THE MANUFACTURE OF ALUM, by James O. Meadows. A subject of active interest to many water works operators. An opportunity will be given to members to see the process in operation.


THE WATER WORKS OF THE CITY OF QUEBEC, by Arthur Surveyor. The cold weather problems in this city, including the maintenance of efficient fire protection service in winter, are extremely difficult and the topography of the city presents many unusual features in the distribution of water.

WATER SUPPLY PROBLEMS IN THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, by T. J. Lafreniere. The relation of water supply to public health in this province is a subject with which Mr. Lafreniere is officially concerned.

THE WATER WORKS OF ST. JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK, by Frank A. Barbour. The new water supply system of the city has a number of interesting features, which will be explained in this paper.


WATER WORKS EXPERIENCES, by Beekman C. Little. This paper will bring up many water works problems that can and should be discussed by the superintendents and managers present, thus making up a real experience meeting. Let every superintendent go prepared to relate some of his own experiences, and help to make up an interesting evening.

ECONOMIC FEATURES OF PUMPING STATION OPERATION, by Leonard C. Day. At the St. Louis convention—1918-4Mr. Day read a paper on the Chain of Rocks Pumping Station, and the members attending the convention visited this station. Since that time extensions have been made to that station, embodying features developed by operating experiences there and elsewhere. Mr. Day’s paper will deal with the increased cost of pumping, due to the rise in price of coal and wages in such a way that helpful discussion will be stimulated.

DIFFICULTIES IN BUILDING THE LOUISVILLE PUMPING STATION, by James B. Wilson. This pumping station was built in the face of almost insuperable foundation difficulties, interesting to anyone who has to build structures below ground. The paper will be illustrated by numerous lantern slides.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23 Forenoon:

THE NEW WATER SUPPLY OF WINNIPEG, by James H. Fuertes and William G. Chase. These works are of special interest because of the very large use of concrete in novel ways, which will be instructive to all water works men.

PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS, by President Carleton E. Davis.


REPORT of the Association’s Representatives on the AMERICAN ELECTROLYSIS COMMITTEE. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES, Nicholas S. Hill, Chairman. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON OFFICIAL STANDARDS FOR WATER ANALYSIS. Jack J. Hinman, Jr., Chairman. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON STANDARD SPECIFICATIONS FOR CAST IRON PIPE AND SPECIALS. Frank A. Barbour, Chairman. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON COLD WEATHER TROUBLES. Charles R. Bettes, Chairman. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND STANDING COMMITTEES Members are requested to communicate promptly to the chairmen of the various Committees information and suggestions that will help them in their work.



Entertainment by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, probably a trip through the rapids of the St. Lawrence River.


A Smoker for the men, given by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, and for the Ladies a theatre or card party.

THURSDAY, JUNE 24. Superintendents’ Day Forenoon:

Discussion of the selection, installation, reading and maintenance of Water Meters. The discussion will be opened by several papers on the subject by members of the Association. All members having experiences in this work, especially anything out of the ordinary are requested to communicate with the Editor, Mr. John M. Goodell, 106 Loraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, N. J., or to prepare and send to the editor a short practical paper or a discussion to be presented at the convention, or come to the convention prepared to relate some experience.

CHEMICAL AND BACTERIOLOGICAL SECTION. This Section is preparing a program for a separate meeting Thursday. At this meeting a paper will be read by Colonel George A. Johnson introducing the subject of the quality of water. Other subjects and papers for this Section meeting will be announced later.


A general discussion of the legitimate uses of water, what they are and how to estimate them. There has been much discussion on WATER WASTE and how to prevent it, but up to the present time little on its LEGITIMATE USE. Some cities have been criticised because of the high per capita consumption without knowledge of the legitimate uses of water in that particular place. The discussion will embrace private sources of industrial supplies; the nature of the demand for water by different industries, the actual demands of water for domestic consumption by families of different means.



COST-PLUS CONTRACTS IN WATER WORKS CONSTRUCTION, by George W. Fuller. The very high cost of new construction is disturbing the management of water works. Contractors are quoting very high prices because of their uncertainty regarding the cost of material and the wages for labor, making the cost-plus plan of special interest.

STANDARD FORMS FOR CONTRACTS, by G. W. Buchholz. At the St. Louis convention this Association was urged to standardize forms for contracts for water works, as other associations had for the work of their members, particularly the American Institute of Architects. Accordingly a Committee was appointed and made a report at the Buffalo Convention. The paper by Mr. Buchholz, Secretary of the Association of General Contractors of America, the national organization of contractors in this country, discusses the value of both water works and contractors of standardized forms of contract, free from ambiguity and definitely covering all of the relations of owner and contractor in this field.

THE TREND OF PRICES, by Leonard Metcalf. This is a continuation of a paper previously presented by him. Arrangements are under consideration for trips about the city of Montreal, to the water works plants and other places of interest. Arrangements are also being considered for a trip by special boat leaving Montreal Friday evening for the Saguenay River.

The above program will be revised and added to, making up a convention that no member should miss if it is possible to attend; so make your arrangements early. Additional information will be sent out from time to time, including full transportation and hotel arrangements.

CARI.ETON E. DAVIS, President.

J. M. DIVEN, Secretary,

153 West 71st Street,

New York, N. Y.

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