Cottonwood’s Water Supply Fails
GENERAL NEWS ARTICLES
Because of the failing of the wells from which Cottonwood Falls, Kan., draws water this source of supply was discontinued while the pumps were moved to the Cottonwood river, where water is now being secured. So low bad water in the city stand pipe become that nearly half of the town was unsupplied, and the city council decided that the town must have water for fire protection, no matter what kind it was. As a result the pumping from the river has been started, so that there is now plenty of water, but the residents have been warned not to use it for drinking purposes, as, owing to the low stage of the river and its stagnant condition, the water is doubtless full of impurities. This is the first time the city has suffered a water shortage from its present source of supply, which now leaves the town dependent on cisterns and private wells for water for drinking and domestic purposes.
The Weccacoe Fire Company, of Wilmington, Del., is to have an automobile tractor to replace the horses on its steam engine.