Company Ordered to Make Improvements

Company Ordered to Make Improvements

The Public Service Commission of Pennsylvania, as a result of complaints filed by the boroughs of Sharon and Farrell, has directed the Sharon Water Works Company to make a number of improvements in its plant. The company must complete the erection of a new pump and the installation of a 24-inch main within thirty days; make all necessary repairs to the present pumping unit, boilers, etc.; make an examination of the entire distribution system and repairs necessary so that the system can withstand the pressure needed to keep the storage reservoir full of water; furnish a sufficient and adequate supply of water to the high districts in Sharon and Farrell, and study the entire system with a view to the division of the present system into low and high districts in order to enable a more adequate service.

Backfilling 30-in. Ditch for 6 and 8-in. Pipe, Detroit Water Works Hand backfilling costs 9 cents per ft. for 30 ditch for 6 and 8 pipe; Machine backfilling costs 3 1/2 cents per ft. These machines backfilled about 600,000 lineal ft. of 30 to 72 ditch during year.

The commissioners of Red Bank, N. J., have been considering getting an additional water supply and would like to utilize a deep well drilled several years ago, if a filtration method can be found that will reduce the excessive iron content that makes the water unusable.

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