Intelligent Water Plant Design
So much depends, in most human endeavors, upon intelligent design in the preliminary work and in the building of the plant in which the work is to be accomplished, that the formulating of this important matter should receive very careful thought. This is true in the case of the water purification works. A vital mistake in the design of the system may neutralize all the good work that it is intended to accomplish.
One does not realize how many matters must he taken into consideration and how many factors enter into such a design until the subject is analyzed. The unusual number of ramifications involved and the necessity for the consideration of all of them are set forth in a paper on page 349 of this week’s issue. Mr. Brown cites twenty-one curves, data, plans and studies that the engineer should use and take into consideration in his preliminary work looking to the proper and intelligent design of the purification plant of the water supply. These are treated from the common sense standpoint and should form a splendid foundation upon which the engineer can build before finally proceeding to work out his plans. Mr. Brown’s ideas will doubtless be of great help in this respect.