INDIAN CREEK BASIN.

INDIAN CREEK BASIN.

The Mountain Water Supply company has practically completed a large basin at Indian Creek, near Connellsville, Pa., and by its means the Pennsylvania Railroad company will have an unlimited supply of very pure water for all purposes in the future. The entire length of the dam wall is 625 feet and at the highest point thirty-six feet. The wall is thirty-six feet thick at the base and tapers to six feet at the top, with a spillway 300 feet wide. The wall is solid stone and cement and is one of the finest pieces of masonry in Western Pennsylvania. The average depth of water in the reservoir will he eight feet; hut in some places it will be thirty to forty feet deep. It covers about seventy-five acres, and will hold about 330,000,000 of gallons of water. The subsidiary reservoir at South Connellsville is also practically completed. Pipes are being laid between it and the Indian creek basin. This is a very tedious operation, as the pipe-line lies across the mountains. The work is expected to he finished by next spring.

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