New England Water Works Association Convention Plans
The convention committee of the New England Water Works Association has isued preliminary plans for the convention to be held in Hartford, Conn., on September 11, 12, 13 and 14. This will be the Association’s thirty-sixth annual convention and the committee calls attention to the fact that it will cover four days instead of the customary three days, this extension being for the purpose of preventing overcrowding of the program. The first session will be held Tuesday afternoon. The last day will be devoted to an excursion to the sources of supply of the Hartford water works, the itinerary of which will be arranged so that those who wish may leave the city Friday afternoon. The meetings, exhibits and registration office will be in the Unity Hall, in the central portion of the city. The list of papers already arranged for includes papers on such timely topics as the protection of water supplies in time of war, the water supply and sanitation of camps, wood pipes and other substitutes for cast iron pipes. There will also be discussions of some every day problems of water works superintendents. The session on Tuesday evening will be held in the ballroom of the Allyn House. After an illustrated paper describing the work now being done on the extension and improvement of the Hartford water works by Mr. Caleb M. Saville. an informal reception will be held with dancing and other entertainment. Mr. C. H. Eglee will have charge of the arrangements. On Thursday morning a visit will be made to three industrial establishments. An inspection of the manufacture of gates and hydrants at the plant of the Pratt and Cady Co. will be made. On Friday, the Association will be the guests of the Hartford Chamber of Commerce and the city of Hartford on an automobile excursion to the sources of supply of the Hartford Water Works where much construction work is in process or has just been completed. Luncheon will be served at the Country Club. In addition to the reception Tuesday evening, and the automobile excursion on Friday, the ladies will be given a theatreparty Wednesday evening, a card party and tea at the Hartford Club on Wednesday afternoon, and an automobile trip around the city and through the park system on either Wednesday or Thursday. The convention committee consists of William S. Johnson. Chairman; Caleb Mills Saville, Henry V. Macksey, Samuel E. Killam, Charles W. Sherman, Henry R. Buck. Lewis M. Bancroft, Treasurer; Willard Kent, Secretary.
According to a local newspaper of Livingston, Mont., Tames A. Murray of Butte, owner of the water works of Livingston, recently declared that the company had withdrawn its offer to sell the plant to the city through a board of arbitrators.