MEMPHIS AND ITS WELLS.
The city also has several miles of tunnels; but from experience the engineer of the waterworks system thinks the tunnel system not the best that can be had. For instance, if one well produces 600,000 gallons a day, two wells in same vicinity would in all probability produce scarcely 800,000 gallons. For the last twenty years Engineer Johnson has been over the Memphis water system, which not many years ago was purchased from a private company at a cost of $2,500,000 and the water system of that city is of model ourity. Plans are now being entertained to abandon the tunnel system for the separated well system, as it is not necessary to connect them by tunnels. Water is to be pumped directly into the mains by electric power.