IMPROVEMENTS AT PORT ALLEGANY.

IMPROVEMENTS AT PORT ALLEGANY.

A correspondent of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING at Port Allegany, Pa., writes that the waterworks plant this season had been improved by taking out the old hydrants and replacing them with others of the Ludlow pattern. Valves were also set in front of hydrants so that, if any repair is needed to them, it may be done without shutting off the water along the pipe line. Other work completed was the new reservoir. It is located between two hills, with 250 feet elevation, which furnishes ample pressure for all purposes. The wall of the reservoir is fifteen feet high, twelve feet wide on the bottom, eight feet on top, and 125 in length. It is constructed of masonry, and is a fine piece of work. A local paper notices the completion of the work as follows: “The new reservoir which has been under construction at the headwaters of Faugh brook by the Port Allegany Water company and under the special direction of Superintendent William Whelon, has been completed. This city has now a gravity system, which, all points considered, is a better one than is onerated hy any other city small or large in Western Pennsylvania. The pressure on the lines above the city has been greatly increased and has now TOO pounds to the square inch at every faucet in the city. The hvdrant pressure, for fire purposes, is better than at any time in the history of the city, and hy his constant attention Superintendent Whelon will keep it so.”

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