Milwaukee to have a Flushing Tunnel.
The Menomonee river flushing tunnel, which will be started as soon as the Milwaukee council passes the pending $265,000 bond ordinance, will have a capacity of pumping 200,000 gallons of water from Lake Michigan into the Menomonee river each day, according to a statement of City Engineer Mesiroff. As a first step to start the project the committee decided to report for adoption the resolution declaring necessiy of issuing the bonds. As soon as the resolution is adopted the bond ordinance will be introduced and passed upon, allowing work to start. A tunnel, eleven feet in diameter, will extend 1,000 feet into l.akc Michigan from the foot of Huron street and will be built to connect with the pumping station at St. Paul avenue and Thirteenth street. Fromthere an eleven foot tunnel will run to connect with the North Menomonee river, a seven foot tunnel will pour water into the river at Twenty-seventh street, while an eight foot main will provide flushing facilities for the South Menomonee and Butnham slips. With these facilities it is expected to keep the river fairly free from odors and unnecessary contamination. The entire cost will be $l,20t’.000, but it will take from four to five years to complete the entire undertaking, according to the city engineer. The $250,000 expenditure this year will relieve conditions on a small scale. As soon as the Menomonee flushing station is completed Milwaukee will have three such institutions.