Gravity Water System at Winnipeg
Rudolph Herring and James Fuertes, of New York, and Frederick P. Stearns, of Boston, engineers who have been investigating the proposed gravity water supply for Winnipeg, Man., have rendered favorable reports. The project involves bringing water from Shoal Lake, 95 miles, at an estimated cost of a little over $13,000,000. The Winnipeg city council unanimously voted the necessary aporopriation for the project on September 8, and referred it for indorsement by the voters on October 1. It is expected that the project will be ratified. If so, surveys and plans will be made at once, and contracts will probably be let during the coming winter. T. R. Deacon, mayor of Winnipeg, says that September, October and November are the best months of the year to examine the pipe-line route, and therefore it would be well for prospective bidders to improve the opportunity instead of waiting until winter sets in. when the country will be difficult of access. The conduit will be of concrete for about 85 miles, with reinforcement in some sections. This portion will have a daily capacity of 85,000,000 Imp. gallons (102,000,099 U. S. gallons). From the end of the concrete portion, at the site of a reservoir proposed for construction later on, 5-ft. steel pipe and beyond that 4-ft. cast-iron pipe will lead into the city. The aqueduct will serve a few small municipalities besides Winnipeg, lately formed into the Greater Winnipeg water district.