ABERDEEN WATERWORKS REPORT.
The city of Aberdeen is situated in Chehalis county, Washington, and, as it is almost entirely a wooden city, with wooden roofs permitted, it stands in need of an ample supply of water for fire-protective purposes. The source of supply is a creek with a perennial flow of good quality and the point from which the water is taken is distant one mile and a half from the business centre. The system is pumping direct by two compound, duplex pumping engines, a Dow and a Worthington, with a combined capacity of 2,000.000 gals, per day. There are over ten miles of steel, cast iron and wood mains laid, the diameter of which is from 8-in. to 6-in. About fifty Bailey hydrants and nearly thirty valves are set and a few Crown meters, the property of the city, have been installed. The domestic pressure is 70 lbs.; the fire. 100. During January two new mains were laid; only connections to the houses were made, and seven new taps were put into service. The amount of water delivered was 90,183.000, much being wasted, on account of letting the faucets run to hinder the pipes from freezing. The fuel for the pumping engines is wood and oil. of the former of which 201 ½ cords, costing $473.52, were used and $10 worth of oil, making, with the $319 expenses for engineers a total of $832.52, to which must be added $430.94 for labor on extensions and $208.66 on material—grand total for January, $1,442.12.