Naugatuck Water Company Report.
During the past year the Naugatuck, Conn., Water company has laid a few short lines of pipe, two of 6-in., connecting with mains already laid. The total amount reached 8,749 ft. In the town are laid 35½ miles of main; 159 hydrants are set—144 double, 39 private; 286 valves, from 20-in. to 4-in. and less, are also set; 76 meters are installed, and 1,344 persons take water. A concrete core dam is being built to form a reservoir. Its length will be 207 ft.; height, 8 ft. above the level of the brook; inner slope of earth, 2 to 1; outer slope, 1½ to 1. The foundation walls go down 14½ ft. below the bed of the brook—making the dam 22½ ft. from top to bottom; spillway, 40 ft. wide and 6 ft. below the crest; capacity, 1,300,000 gal., capable of being increased between 400,000 and 500,000 by an arrangement of pipes so set that a dashboard can be placed on it; a concrete gatehouse, with a brick top and metal covers. The gatehouse is 5×8 ft. and built into the dam. It is fitted witli the necessary pipes and screens to control the water and has a 16-in. and a 12-in. inlet-pipe, the 16-in. main outlet-pipe is 16-in., and at the bottom of the well is a 4-in, drain-pipe. In the bottom of the reservoir is a 16-in. pipe, with which to flush out any mud that may collect and to drain the dam for cleaning. In the pipe-line front the distributing reservoir a large amount of rock had to be excavated. The site of the reservoir, also, was covered with wood and stone, which had to be removed, and a deep trench had to be dug to get a solid foundation, all of which made the pipe-line and dam an expensive job. Wm. Ward is president and Ii. C. Barnum treasurer and general manager.