The following particulars as to Livingston, Mont., furnished FIRE AND WATER by Superintendent E. C. Ross, of the Livingston Water Works and Electric Light Company are interesting.
The population of the city is 4,000; fire area twelve blocks; mercantile buildings two to four stories; private, wood, one to two stories; wooden buildings not permitted inside of fire limits; no fire works ordinances. The fire department consists of one hook and ladder truck, three hose carts, one hose wagon, hose, cotton 3,000 feet, two horses, value $500; value of fire department equipment $5,ooo;value of city hall, $t 5,ooo;membership of fire department, thirty-five, volunteers, paid full time, four electric bell alarms; city marshal and chief, C. W. Nelson. Water supply—source Yellowstone river; system pumping to reservoir; capacity 350,000 gallons; pumping engines two Deane, of Holyoke—capacity 1,100,000 gallons, one Karr, of Philadelphia—capacity 1,500,000 gallons; fifty-one hydrants— Holyoke; pipe, eight miles—twelve to four inches diameter, cast iron Shickle, IIoward-Harrison; eight meters, five Worthington, two Ruff, one Mersey, valves,thirty-seven; taps, 520; service pipe, galvanized iron; pressure, domestic, eighty pounds, fire, 140 pounds. Cost to construct to date, $120,000; interest on bonds, six per cent; annual operating expenses, $6,000; plant owned by company. President, W. J. Anderson; treasurer, Chas, Connop; superintendent, E. C. Ross.