New England Water Works Convention

New England Water Works Convention

The thirty-ninth annual convention of the New England Water Works Association, it has been decided, will be held at Bridgeport, Conn., from September 13 to September 16 inclusive. The program is being prepared and it is expected will be one of the best the association has ever issued. The president of the New England Water Works Association is Charles W. Sherman, consulting engineer, 14 Beacon Street, Boston, Mass., and the secretary is Erank J. Gifford, superintendent of water works, Dedham, Mass. The offices of the association are at 715 Tremont Temple, Boston, Mass.



List of Special and Convention Committees—WaterWorks Manufacturers* Association Officers and Committees—The Completed Program—Interesting List of Entertainments

Special Committees

The special committees for 1919 are as follows:

Standard Specifications for Cast Iron Pipe—Frank A. Mclnnes, chairman; Thomas H. Wiggin, Frank A. Barbour, William R. Conard, George A. King.

Proposed Standard Schedule for Grading Cities and Towns of the United States with Reference to Their Fire Defenses and Physical Conditions—Frank A. Mclnnes, chairman; Caleb M. Saville, Henry V. Macksey, Charles W. Sherman, Robert J. Thomas.

To Consider Collection and Standardization of Rainfall and Runoff Measurements—William T. Barnes, Robert E. Horton, George A. Carpenter, Sidney K. Clapp, George H. Leland, John L. Howard. X. H. Goodnough.

Statistics of Water Purification Plants—George C. Whipple, chairman; Robert Spurr Weston, Francis D. West, Frank W. Green, Elbert E. Lochridge.

Leakage of Pipe Joints—Frank A. Barbour, chairman; Carleton E. Davis, Samuel E. Killam, Caleb M. Saville, Arthur H. Smith, Edward G. Bradbury.

A National Water Law—Caleb M. Saville, chairman; Alfred D. Flinn, Carleton E. Davis.

Committee to Represent the New England Water Works Association at the Public Hearing of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for the Discussion of Power Test Codes of That Society—Caleb M. Saville.

Fire Hydrants—H. O. Lacount, chairman; George A. Stacy, Frank A. Mclnnes, Fred W. Gow, William F. Sullivan.

Revenue from Fire Service—William C. Hawley, chairman; Theodore L. Bristol, James W. Graham, Patrick Gear, Edward

V. French, Howland J. Hastings, Arthur E. Blackmer.

Uniform Accounting—Albert L. Sawyer, chairman; Walter P. Schwabe, Samuel H. Mackenzie, Edwin L. Pride, Alfred R. Hathaway.

Standard Specifications for Water Meters—Charles W. Sherman, chairman; A. W. F. Brown, Robert J. Thomas, William

W. Brush, James H. Mendell, James H. Walsh, Henry V. Macksey, James A. McMurry.

Standard of Purity for Water—Mayo Tolman. Representative of the New England Water Works Association to the Chicago Meeting of Engineering Council—Langdon Pearse.

Convention Committees

The convention committees for 1919 are;

Committee of Arrangements—Executive committee of association.

Committee on Literary Program—Charles W. Sherman. Honorary Reception Committee—Hon. Alfred E. Smith, governor, State of New York; Dr. Hermann M. Biggs, State commissioner of health; Hon. George D. Pratt, conservation commissioner; Hon. James R. Watt, mayor of Albany; Hon. Michael J. Foley, mayor of Cohoes; Hon. John Hall, mayor of Rensselaer; Hon. Charles A. Simon, mayor of Schenectady; Hon. Edwin W. Joslin, mayor of Watervliet; Hon. Cornelius F. Burns, mayor of Troy; Hon. William J. Nealer, president, village of Waterford; Hon. John J. Heffern, president, village of Green Island; Dr. Palmer C. Ricketts, president, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Local Committee of Arrangements (Honorary Members)— Wallace Greenalch, superintendent of public works, Albany; Jacob S. Clinton, superintendent of public works, Schenectady; John C. Gorman, superintendent of public works. Cohoes; H. C. Curran, superintendent of water works, Waterford; George J. Patter on, superintendent of water works, Green Island; C. I. Claflin, superintendent, Rensselaer Water Co.; C. S. Keating, superintendent of water works, Watervliet; Theodore Horton, chief engineer, State Department of Health. (Local Members)—Russell Suter, chairman; James M. Caird, J. M. Diven, Robert E. Horton, John Knickerbacker, William P. Mason, Frederick W. Schwartz, Leonard M. Wachter.

Ladies’ Reception Committee—Mrs. Russell Suter, chairman; Mrs. James M. Caird, Mrs. C. I. Claflin, Mrs. Jacob S. Clinton, Mrs. H. C. Curran, Mrs. J. M. Diven, Miss Charlotte S. Edgley, Mrs. Wallace Greenalch, Mrs. John C. Gorman, Mrs. Robert E. Horton, Mrs. Theodore Horton, Mrs. C. S. Keating, Mrs. John Knickerbacker, Mrs. William P. Mason. Mrs. George J. Patterson, Mrs. Frederick W. Schwartz, Mrs. Leonard M. Wachter.

Water Works Manufacturers’ Association

Officers—E. D. Kingsley, president; B. B. Hodgman, vicepresident; D. F. O’Brien, treasurer; John A. Kienle, secretary Entertainment Committee—James H. Caldwell, chairman; William Ross, John H. Kienle.

Golf Committee—Chas. R. Wood, chairman; Ed. Case, Walter Van Winkle, Jr.

Exhibit Committee— A. B. Coulters, chairman; B. B. Hodgman.

The Program

The program of the convention, as finally arranged, is as follows:


Meeting of executive committee at headquarters, 9 o’clock.

Morning Session—10 O’clock

Addresses and reports of committees.

Afternoon Session—1:30 O’clock

“The Operation of and Purification Effected by the New Drifting Sand Filter System at Toronto,” by Norman J. Howard, bacteriologist in charge, Toronto Filtration Plant, Toronto, Ont.

“Swimming Pool Management,” by William P. Mason, professor of chemistry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N. Y.

Evening Session—8 O’clock

“The Supervision of Public Water Supplies by the N. Y. State Dept, of Health,” by Theodore Horton, chief engineer, N. Y. State Dept, of Health, Albany, N. Y.

“The 10-Million Gallon Covered Reservoir of the Dayton Water Works,” by Leonard Metcalf and William T. Barnes, consulting engineers, Boston, Mass.


Morning Session—9 O’clock

“Painting Standpipes,” by Charles W. Sherman, consulting engineer, Boston, Mass.

“Public Control Over New Streets, in Relation to Extension of Water Mains,” by Bertram Brewer, assistant engineer, State Dept, of Health, Boston, Mass.

Afternoon Session—1:30 O’clock

“Water Supplies for the American Expeditionary Forces,” by Col. Francis F. Longley, consulting engineer, New York, N. Y.

“Progress Report of the Committee on Grading Water Works with Reference to Fire Protection,” by Frank A. Mclnnes, chairman.

Evening Session—8 O’clock

“Schoharie Development of the New York Water Supply,” by J. Waldo Smith, chief Engineer, Board of Water Supply, New York, N. Y.

“Hydraulic Fill Dams of the Miami Conservancy District,” by H. S. R. McCurdy, division enfeineer, Miami Conservancy District, Englewood, Ohio.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1919 Morning Session—9 O’clock

Superintendents’ Session—Experience meeting to he opened by David A. Heffernan. superintendent, water works, Milton, Mass.


Leave Ten Evek for excursion to Troy. For details, see entertainment program.

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Evening Session—8 O’clock

Moving pictures, illustrating the manufacture of steel pipe by the National Tube Co. For details, see entertainment program.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1919 Morning Session—9 O’clock

“Detection of Losses from Underground Piping Systems.” by Paul Lanham, engineer in charge of waste detection, Washington, D. C.

“Water Shed Leakage,” by Robert E. Horton, consulting engineer, Voorheesville, N. Y.

Afternoon Session—1:30 O’clock

“Experience in Metering Fire Services,” by Frederic E. Beck, chief engineer, Consolidated Water Co., Utica, N. Y.

“Dangerous Reduction to Insulation Resistance in High Pressure Fire Service Motors Due to Moisture,” by William W. Brush, deputy chief engineer, Dept, of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, New York. N. Y.

“Tests of the Unaflow Pumping Engine,” by D. A. Decrow, manager. Water Works Dept., Worthington Pump and Machinery Corp., New York, N. Y.

“Modern Pumps for Small Water Works,” by Creed W. Fulton, N.E., manager, The Goulds Mfg. Co., Boston, Mass.


Tuesday—Under the auspices of the local arrangement committee, a trip has heen arranged for the ladies to visit the State Capitol building, educational buildings, including museum, etc.

Wednesday—Under the auspices of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, steamer has been chartered for a day’s trip on the Hudson River. Business sessions will be conducted aboard the boat, and the Manufacturers’ Association will provide the delegates with a luncheon and extra enterntainment features throughout the trip.

Wednesday evening—Under the auspices, and through the courtesy of the Manufacturers’ Association, theater tickets will be issued to the ladies attending the convention.

Thursday—Under the auspices, and through the courtesy of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, N. Y., a visit will be made to their new swimming pool and luncheon will be served at 1 o’clock on the campus. Special trolley cars will be furnished by the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association to convey members and their guests from Albany to Troy. After the luncheon, through the courtesy of the water department of the city of Troy, a motor trip will be made over its water shed. Automobiles, furnished by the city and the Chamber of Commerce, will meet the party at the institute. Arrangements have been made for return to Troy by way of the State Barge Canal, at which time operation of the locks will be demonstrated for the benefit of our members. Return to Albany will be made by special trolley cars.

Thursday evening—Under the auspices of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, and through the courtesy of the National Tube Company, there will be shown a moving picture reel of the manufacture of steel pipe and boiler tubes. The Municipal Gas Company has very kindly offered their auditorium (across the street from The Ten Eyck) for this occasion. Through the courtesv of the Hudson Theater Company, a comedy film will follow.

Friday—Under the auspices of the Water Works Manufacturers’ Association, and through the courtesy of the Albany Chamber of Commerce, arrangements have been made for the ladies to be entertained at a bridge party at the Woolferts Roost Country Club. Light refreshments will be served. The ladies will be met at The Ten Eyck and accompanied by the ladies’ local committee will be conveyed in automobiles to the club.

Golf—The Woolferts Roost Country Club has extended the privilege of their links to male members who desire to play golf during the afternoon.

Side Trips—Arrangements will be made for visits by those interested to manufactories in Albany and nearby places.