Extensive Improvements at Superior.
Improvements to the Superior, Wis., water system, which will involve the expenditure of thousands of dollars and will put the supply beyond the danger of any possible deficiency or failure, have been begun, the first work to be started being the digging of the foundations for a monster water-pump at the station on Carlton avenue and West First street. The foundation for the pump alone will cost about $2,000 and will require the use of about 200 barrels of cement. It measures 31 feet long by about 10 feet wide and 14 feet deep. The pump, which will he for the “high service’’ used in sending the water through the city mains, will be on the ground about the middle of June and will he ready for service by July 1, it is thought. It is to have a capacity of 5,000,000 gallons per day and will make the third pump available for the “high service.” There are also two pumps available for the “low service” or pumping in of water and these arc to be later reinforced with another pump similar to the one to be installed on the high service.