Biloxi Improves Its Water Supply System

Biloxi Improves Its Water Supply System

Biloxi, Miss., is building a 100,000 gallon reservoir near the water works standpipe and close by the pumping station. The reservoir is 12 feet above the ground and two feet below the surface. Its walls are of concrete (reinforced), 12 inches thick at the bottom and 10 at the top. The latter will be of solid reinforced concrete, with a substantial center oost. The pumphouse is of brick, and in it will be installed three electric pumns, one of which will he for fire service alone. Besides these, as a precautionary measure, connection will still be maintained with a steam pump in an adjoining factory. The source of supply is the city’s three wells, whose capacity is 1,700 gallons per minute, while the pumps will furnish 1, 500 more The standpipe, whose caoacitv is 240,000 gallons, is filled from the wells, but its contents are never used unlessh a fire breaks out. The approximate cost of the reservoir and pumphouse is $5,000,

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