Additional Water for Bluffton, Ind.
Three large veins of water have been struck in the bottom of a new quarry at water works at Bluffffton, Ind., and as a result it is believed the city will have an ample supply for years to come. The first and largest vein was found in a soft red rock after the drill had sunk nine feet. The rock was apparently laid in benches and a new vein was opened when the drill penetrated each succeeding bench, as water was found again at the depth of fourteen feet and a third time at eighteen feet. The vein was under a stratum of hard flint rock. The water was red and muddy at first, but cleared up in a few minutes. It is planned to excavate the quarry to a depth that will allow the water from the new found veins to pour directly into it. The quarry is to be cemented down to the hard rock to prevent the surface water from seeping in. It will be floored over and a centrifugal pump will be installed to be operated by electricity and to pump the water directly front the vein into the mains.