Good Hydrant Service at Marlborough.
During the past year, through the attention paid to it by Superintendent George Stacy, of the water department of that city, the hydrant service at Marlborough, Mass., has been excellent, and thereby the fire department has been greatly helped. The high-pressure service has also been extended to Elm and Mechanic streets and gives entire satisfaction. It is recommended that it should be extended to the new elevator of the Marlboro Grain company, the height of which is 85 ft.—far above the effective height of the city’s lowpressure hydrants. It is also recommended by Fire Chief Charles II. Andrews, that, instead of the duty falling to the lot of the fire department, the water department should have full charge of the hydrants and keep them clear of snow.
The new house of chemical engine company No. 8. Eighty-second street and Tinicunt avenue, Philadelphia, Pa., has been formally opened.