Fall River Annual Report

Fall River Annual Report

The report of the Watuppa Water Board of Fall, River, Mass., for 1916, contains full details of the working and present condition of the plant. The report as submitted to the city council shows: That during the year 1916 the pumpage was 2,221,016,560, a decrease from the previous year of 410,279 gallons. The unaccounted for water in 1916 amounted to 25.55 per cent., or .29 more than the previous year. It says: “A more or less serious defect has developed in the new Platt pump necessitating taking it out of commission. A crack in one of the main castings has been discovered and reported to the Platt Iron Works Co., builders of the pump, and this company has made preparations to furnish a new casting to be delivered early in March to replace the damaged one.” The pumpage equipment now consists of the following: One low duty Davidson pump installed in 1895, rated capacity 4,000,000 gallons; one low duty Worthington pump installed in 1875, rated capacity 5,000,000 gallons; one Worthington high duty pump installed in 1908, rated capacity 10,000,000 gallons; one Platt crank and fiy-wheel high duty pump installed 1915, rated capacity six to seven and one-half million gallons; one Centrifugal pump installed in the Auxiliary Station in 1915, rated capacity 8,000,000 gallons. The report shows total receipts $265,434.75; total expenditures, $243,420.30, leaving a credit balance of $22,014.45 for the year. The number of meters in the system are: 10,122, of which 3,210 are Crown, 2,912 Hersey Disc, 1,321 Lambert, 676 Trident, 900 Nash, 726 Hersey, 350 Thomson, 2 Hersey Detector, 10 Gem, 12 Union Rotary, 3 Torrent. During the year 10,204 feet of pipe were laid from 6to 12-inch diameter and 25 new hydrants set, making a total of 1,566 in service. Two hundred and

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