BRIEF WATERWORKS PARAGRAPHS
A complete waterworks plant has been installed at Glen Durnie, Md.
Water from Fish Creek has been admitted to the mains in Rome, N. Y.
Newark, N. J,, is buying property in small parcels, all about the Wanaque watershed.
Blackwell, Okla., will dam the Chikaski river, forming an immense reservoir, and have an up to-date waterworks system.
Mountain City, Tenn., will be receiving water in a few days from its new water supply system, which is rapidly nearing completion.
The public water company that owns the water supply system of Ottumwa, la., has refused the city’s offer of $235,000 for the plant and demands $275,000.
The city council of Moberly, Mo., has purchased the plant of the Moberly Waterworks Company for the sum of $85,000 and are believed to have secured a bargain.
Kenosha, Wis., in order to obtain a good supply of pure water, will build a new intake a mile and a half out into the lake at a cost of between $90,000 and $185,000.
Thorndale Water Company, Thorndale, Tex., has been incorporated with a capital stock of $4,000. Incorporators: E. L. Rasberry, John A. Lehman. W. A. Allcorn and others.
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By a contract recently signed, Timnath, Colo., is to be allowed to tap the Greeley water system for $8,000 annually. The contract can be cancelled at any time.
New Haven, Conn., consumes 83,000,000 gallons of water a day and reservoirs arc being constructed that will enable the water company to take care of even a much larger demand.
Guntersville and Marshall City, Ala., have agreed to consolidate and the merged municipalities will issue $80,000 in bonds, part of which will be employed for laying water mains.
The Knoxville, Tenn., Water Commission will appoint an expert engineer as successor to Mtrjor 11. M. Aiken, resigned, as manager of the waterworks plant.
The establishment of a non-partisan, nonpolitical commission to carry on the business of the waterworks of Rock Island, Ill., is under consideration.
Binghamton, N. Y., is surveying for a new reservoir at an altitude that will insure an abundant supply of water at good working pressure, for firefighting purposes.
The waterworks at Silvis, 111., will shortly be supplying water to the village. The pumps are installed in the well and rapid progress is being made with the connections.
At a recent special town meeting, held in Medway, Mass., a proposition to equip the town with a water system, at a cost of $55,000, failed to receive the necessary two-thirds vote to warrant the bond issue.
A statement made shows that it cost Philadelphia $30 to deliver J ,000.000 gallons of water to the consumers, and that the revenue was about $30. Taking the interest into consideration matters would lie about even.
A new water plant at Shirley. Ind., will be completed in a few weeks. This is the result of a persistent agitation for fire protection in a community that has suffered greatly from fires during the last year.
First branch of Baltimore city council have amended the appropriation of $1,000,000, out of the $5,000,000 water loan, for the purchase of the property of the Warren Mfg. Company, by reducing it to $350,000.
A charter has been issued for the Begins Water Company to supply water in Begins township, Schuylkill county, Pa. The company is in the hands of Schuylkill county people, including V. W. Quegal and F. B. Barnd, of Begins.
The installation ot a new post water system, to cost between $30,000 and $40,000, is otic of the improvements Uncle Sam will make at the army post of Fort Logan, Colo., in the near future.
Edgewood, the new residential addition to Birmingham, Ala., is all sold and is being built up so rapidly that the Birmingham Waterworks Company, have arranged to lay mains to supply it with water and fire protection.
Almost 100 miles of new water mains have been laid in the city of Tacoma during the past year, upwards of $150,000 having been expended during the twelve months on the extension of the system.
Boise City, Okla., is rapidly extending its water supply system, one resident after another applying for service, until the water from the Ohnick system will soon be available in all parts of the city.
Knoxville, Tenn., which recently purchased the waterworks plant from a private corporation for $1,250,000, sent a committee to investigate the water system of Atlanta with a view to adopting improvcments.
The brough council of Hawthorne, N. J., will decide, at an adjourned meeting to be held Thursday, whether a municipal water system shall be established or a supply shall be purchased from some corporation.
A new 150-horsepower boiler has arrived and is to be installed at the Cleburne, Tex., waterworks pumping station. This is part of the $50,000 improvements made on the waterworks system there.
The $39,000 in profits made by the Denison, Tex, water supply system, the first year of its operation as a municipal plant, will he used to extend the mains to all parts of the city not now served and to increase the number of fire hydrants.
Having barely enough water to meet the requirements of its citizens, owing to the protracted dry spell, the Borough of Shippensburg, Pa., has notified three lines of railroad operating within its limits, that they must look elsewhere for a supply.
The Citizens Water Supply Company, of Collitigswood, N. J, has been incorporated, with a capital of $100,000. to operate the waterworks of that city. Incorporators are: 1. Z. Collings, J. O. Wilson, D. L. Short. C. S. Fletcher. F. L. Cobb, Collingswood; G. F. Davis, Haddonfield.
Morristown, X. J, has been running its emergency pumps steadily every day to supplement its gravity system. Driven wells are being pressed into service as a source of supply, now that the streams that fed the reservoir, have proved inadequate.
Judge Shafer has reaffirmed a previous opinion that the borough of Tarentum. Pa, has the right to construct waterworks and supply residents of the borough with water. The Tarentum Water Company sought to restrain the borough. alleging it would injure its business.
The Jacksonville, Ill., waterworks plant has been completed. A. T. Maltby, the consulting engineer, reports that water is pumped into Mauvaisterre creek at the rate of 5.000.000 galIons in twenty-four hours, agains a pressure of 150 pounds per square inch.
The estimate of the Philadelphia bureau of water for next year was considered at a meeting of the councils committee on water. The amount required, according to the schedule, is $1,956,341, an increase of $687,113 over the amount appropriated for the current year.
The Custer reservoir, in San Miguel and Dolores counties, Colo, will be an undertaking of more than ordinary magnitude. The dam will be 110 feet high, and the volume of water impounded will be 756,800 cubic feet. The reservoir is to cost $200,000.
The city council of North Yakima, Wash, has virtually decided to purchase the water plant of the Northwest Light and Water Company for $310,000. The company agrees to take the city’s bonds without question as to their validity at 5 per cent.
Keesville, Essex Co, N. Y, is to have a waterworks system. The supply is to come from two artesian wells, 475 feet deep and 8 inches in diameter. The system is to cost about $60,000. It is expected that 125 gallons or more per minute will be obtained. Keesville originally got water from the Ausable river, but it became con tam mated from mills.
To ascertain the purity of the water along the north shore, the tug Carter H. Harrison of the North Shore Sanitary Association, recently started from Evanston, Ill, for Waukegan, to take samples of the water in front of the intakes of the cities along the north shore. The water will he shipped to Chicago and the party will take samples on their return trip to Evanston.
The water commission recently appointed by the mayor of El Paso, Tex, to consider the advisability of municipal ownership of the waterworks plant, has recommended the purchase, from the International Water Company, of its plant for $927,000, payable by easy payments. The recommendation is now before council for consideration.
The city water commissioners, of St. Catherines, Ont, have decided to construct a second main from the reservoir at Decew Falls, to the city for the purpose of supplying more water for fire and domestic purposes. It will be 24 inches in diameter, and will give the city a supply two and a quarter times greater than is at present obtained.
The attemot to rush the consideration of the $47,000,000 Brooklyn extension to the Catskill water supply scheme before the present Board of Estimate and Apportionment and Aqueduct Board, has been thwarted by the State Water Supply Board which has postponed hearings upon the proposed undertaking until Feb. 1, when Mayor Gaynor will he in office.
Bedford, Ohio, proposes to bring a supply of water, from springs, to the village, the natural fall being sufficient to bring it by gravity. A pumping station and standpipe would furnish the pressure required for fire protection and domestic service. It is certain that the capital for the waterworks company will be readily subscribed, and the system is practically assured to the village.
The discontinuance by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company of the use of city water in its South Altoona shops because of the establishment of their own private system, has brought to light the fact that the city’s main runs under the shops and work has already been started to build a new line around the shops. The company has granted the city the use of its main while the line is being changed.
The Spring Valley Water Company offered to sell its entire plant to the city of San Francisco for the lump sum of $35,000,000.