Improved Water System of Queretaro.
At Queretaro, Mexico, the work of changing the old time system of the water supply will be begun probably about the end of September. At present the distributing stations are spread over the city, every five or six blocks having their private station, and from these stations each householder who wishes to have the water in his house must go to the expense of putting in special tubing. Consequently every few weeks the streets are torn up and tubes laid a few inches under the surface. If anything goes wrong the whole system must be taken up and the fault traced to the particular station which it belongs to, naturally entailing much expense to the owners of the houses.
This is all going to he changed. The water which comes from La Canada, three leagues distant from Queretaro, passes through a large tubular main until it reaches the famous aqueduct which was constructed by the Marquis del Villar del Aguila, from which it passes to the main receiving station behind the convent of the Cruz, and from there to the other distributing stations scattered throughout the city. It is now resolved to lay water mains through every street in Queretaro and to supply the water direct to every house.