City Officials of Woonsocket, R. I., May Enlarge Water Works
The water works department of Woonsocket, R. I., recently invited the members of the board of aldermen and common council on a tour of inspection of the reservoir at Woonsocket and the other portions of the new work now under way. The object of the trip was to demonstrate to the officials the wisdom of running a new pipe line from the pumping station to the present tanks immediately, and the erection of new tanks for a reserve supply in the near future. The department feels that provision for emergencies should be made, as, in the event of accident to the main feed lines, the water in the tanks would last only a day. The pumping plant is at present equipped with two electrically driven pumps and one steam driven, with a capacity of 5,000,000 gallons a day each, one 12-inch main and one 20-inch main feeding the tanks on Logee Hill, which have a 3,000,000-gallon capacity. The daily consumption of water by the city is about 2,500,000 gallons, so that the reservoir would be competent to supply the city for little more than a day if any break in the mains should occur. It is therefore hoped that a new pipe line will be built at once to connect the pumping station with the tanks and to have new reservoir tanks.