DISTANT SOURCES OF WATER SUPPLY.

DISTANT SOURCES OF WATER SUPPLY.

All water for the supply of municipal communities is not necessarily obtainable near home, as is shown from the following (not complete) list of certain large cities that have to go far afield for the water they consume every day. The supply for Manchester, England, comes from Thirlmere, 136 miles; of Liverpool, England, from the river Vyrnwy, sixty-eight miles.; of Birmingham, Eng- land, from Radnorshire, Wales, seventy-four miles; of Leicester, England, from the river Derwent, Derbyshire, sixty miles; of Newark, N. J., twenty-one miles; of Rochester, N. Y., twenty miles; of Allegheny City, Pa., ten miles; of Glasgow, Scotland, from loch Katrine, thirtyfive miles.

The Kelliher, Minn., waterworks system well cost $5,000.

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