City Appreciates Superintendent

City Appreciates Superintendent

New Bedford, Mass., has just given an assistant to the superintendent of the water works, Robert C. P. Coggeshall, who has been the notably efficient head for many years. A local paper in speaking of the appointment of an assistant, pays this tribute to Mr. Coggeshall: “The action of the water board in choosing an assistant superintendent of the water works affords an opportunity for considering to what a great extent New Bedford’s splendid water system is a monument to the superintendent, Robert C. P. Coggeshall. The two ponds from which the city’s supply is drawn meet the requirements not only as to the quality of the water but as to its adequacy. New Bedford has water enough for years to come. Its purity has been safeguarded by the acquisition of almost the entire water shed which is effectually controlled by the water department so as to remove all danger of pollution. A wise and liberal policy has been adopted in the development of the Quittacas reservation, and a scientific plan for forestation is gradually being worked out there. The Quittacus pumping station is one of the city’s show places. When the system was being; stalled there was a great deal of criticism of the heavy cost but time has justified the judgment shown in the plans.’’

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