Meeting of the New England Water-works Association.
As noted briefly last week, the New England Water-works Association held its quarterly meeting at Young’s Hotel, Boston, March 12, with President Dexter Brackett in the chair.
At the business meeting it was decided to make the annual dues hereafter $2 for active and $10 for associate members, payable in advance.
Secretary Coggeshall read an interesting paper upon the method adopted for the cleaning of the New Bedford distributing reservoir; Superintendent Hiram Nevins of Cambridge detailed some difficulties which he had experienced in operating the system of water-works at that place, and the manner in which he had surmounted them.
Superintendent Holden of Nashua spoke of the disproportion between the water rates in various cities and towns, and suggested action by the association to regulate the matter. A committee was appointed to investigate the question.
Superintendent Chace of Taunton described the sinking of an artesian well at that place, which yielded 75,000 gallons daily, from a depth of 975 feet. Other subjects were discussed informally.
New members were elected as follows: Resident active members—Walter Clifford, president water board, New Bedford, Mass.; F. Floyd Weld, city engineer, Waterbury, Conn.; P. F. Crilly, superintendent, Woburn, Mass.; A. P. Barrett, registrar, Woburn, Mass.; A. E. Brown, assistant superintendent. Milford, Mass. Non-resident active members— Reuben Shirreff, second assistant engineer, Jersey City Water Company, Paterson, N. J.; M. O’Conner, superintendent, Bayonne, N. J. Associate members—W. T. Montgomery, agent, Provident Steam and Gas Pipe Company, Boston; W. J. Ranton, superintendent, Porter Manufacturing Company, Syracuse, N. Y.; E. B. Williams, steam, gas and water valves, Boston. The membership of the association is now 337. The annual meeting will be held in June, at Portland, Me. The members present at the meeting were:
Frank A. Andrews, assistant supt., Nashua, N. H.; Charles F. Allen, treas., Hyde Park, Mass.; S. M. Allis, supt., Malden, Mass.; G. E. Batchelder, reg., Worcester, Mass.; P. F. Babbidge, supt., Keene, N. H.; E. J. Beals, reg., Middleboro, Mass.; D. Brackett, supt., Boston; J. G. Brady, com., Worcester, Mass.; C. E. Chandler, city eng., Norwich, Conn.; G. F. Chace, supt., Taunton, Mass.; R. C. P. Coggeshall; supt., New Bedford, Mass.; B. I. Cook, supt., Woonsocket, R. I.; F. H. Crandall, supt., Burlington, Vt.; E. Cushing, asst, supt., Boston; F. F. Forbes, supt., Brookline, Mass.; W. J. Ellis, com., Woonsocket, R. I.; E. E. Farnum, supt., Sharon, Mass.; Z. R. Forbes, asst, supt., Brookline, Mass.; C. M. French, supt., South Braintree, Mass.; F. L. Fuller, C. E., Boston, Mass.; S. A. Glover, West Newton, Mass.; E. A. W. Hammatt, C. E., Boston ; W. F. Harbach, com., Newton Centre, Mass.; W. M. Hawes, com., Fall River, Mass.; H. G. Holden, supt., Nashua, N. H.; H. N. Hyde, Jr., supt., Newtonville, Mass.; P. Kieran, supt., Fall River, Mass.; E. P. Le Baron, com., Middleboro, Mass.; W. F. Learned, asst, eng., Boston; J. W. Morse, supt., Natick, Mass.; W. Osborne, com., Fall River, Mass.; G. J. Ries, supt., East Weymouth, Conn.; W. H. Richards, supt., New London, Conn.; D. Russell, Everett, Mass.; A. H. Salisbury, supt., Lawrence, Mass.; C. W. S. Seymour, supt., Hingham, Mass.; G. A. Stacy, supt., Marlboro, Mass.; W. T. Sedgwick, Prof. M. I. T., Boston; B. F. Steben, supt., Brockville, Ont., Can.; L. A. Taylor, C. E., U. S. Hotel. Boston; Joseph G. Tenney, supt., Leominster, Mass.; W. H. Vaughn, supt., Wellesly, Mass.; F. W. Whitlock, C. E., Waterbury, Conn.; G. E. Winslow, supt., Waltham, Mass.; E. T. Wiswall, com., West Newton, Mass; M. F. Wright, supt., Lowell, Mass.; J. H. Coggeshall, C. H. Hobson and C. J. Hobson, representing H. K. Barker Mfg. Co., Lowell, Mass.; J. M. Betton, Boston; E. L. Ross, representing Chapman Valve Co., Indian Orchard, Mass.; W. H. Gallison, Boston; J. A. Tilden and C. F. Winton, Hersey Meter Co., South Boston; Henry F. Jenks, Pawtucket, R. L; John C. Kelley, National Meter Co., New York; W. B. Nye, Warren Filter, Boston; F. E. Stevens, Peck Valve Co., Boston; G. Ross, Ross Valve Co., Troy, N. Y.; G. A. Polsey, representing Sumner & Goodwin, Boston; W. A. Moulton, representing Union Water Meter Co., Worcester, Mass.; B. F. Polsey, representing Walworth Mfg. Co., Boston; E. L. Abbott, representing Water Waste Prevention Co., New York; G. L. Wittemore, representing George Woodman & Co., Boston; A. A. Blossom, representing Whittier Machine Co., South Boston; A. S. Rich, Hingham, Mass.; A. P. Barett, reg., Woburn, Mass.; P. F. Crilly, supt., Woburn, Mass.; J. T. Murphy, com., Marlboro, Mass.; F. Wall, com., Marlboro, Mass.; M. D. Dexter, Norwich, Conn.; E. A. Stevens, Jr., com., Malden, Mass.; T. Rogers, Nashua, N. H.; E. Brown, East Weymouth, Conn.; E. A. Corey, Boston; W. L. Goddard, Boston; W. B. Hawes, Fall River, Mass.; E. Lavery, Waterbury, Conn.; W. F. Whittemore, Leicester, Mass.; M. N. Braidmore, Worcester, Mass.; Hiram Nevins, superintendent, Cambridge, Mass.