Increased Water Supply at Kewanee.
The supply of city water available for daily consumption in Kewanee, Ill., has been increased by about 175 gallons a minute through the operation of a temporary plant in the large brick building which will house the proposed new pumping station. The additional water is being obtained from one of the sixinch wells at the new station site. The equipment consists of an air compressor, a motor with which to drive it and an air tank and a centrifugal pump and motor to force the water into the city mains after it has been raised from the well. The output from this well during repeated tests shows it to be equal to that of both the smaller wells at the old pumping station on Madison avenue, and equal to that of the large well there. The water is forced into a large steel receiving tank by one hundred pounds air pressure, and then is forced by the centrifugal pump in the water mains under pressure of about forty-two pounds.