LAYING MAINS AT OKLAHOMA
The mains at Oklahoma City as originally laid were placed in one section of the city in a “sort of ex-bow,” and directly next to the curb instead of eight feet from it. In laying new mains, when they meet some of the old ones, this bend must be made so as to form a junction with the latter. In setting a fireplug for the protection of Lincoln school, also, it was set on a dead end of the line of four-inch pipe. There is a six-inch pipe from Tenth to Eleventh streets on Park place, and there is a four-inch connection on Stiles street opposite the Lincoln school on Park place, and a four-inch line from Stiles street to Geary street, but there is no fireplug on either of these lines. The end of tile line at Lincoln has a temporary fireplug in case of fire; but the main fireplug will be a ten-inch main line on Geary street, within 300 yards of the Lincoln school. The temporary plug on the four-inch main is not calculated to be very, if at all, efficient. There will also be a fireplug on State street in a six-inch main, which will likewise afford protection to the school.
To test the right of a company to lay a main for the purpose of supplying water inside of the city, an action in equity was brought by Harrisburg, Pa., to restrain construction of a main on the Pennsylvania railroad’s property. The cityalleges that no one can supply’ water to a consumer in the city except the water department.