NEW INTAKE AT ALBANY
The plans for the proposed filtering station and intake as approved by the water board of Albany, N. Y., have been sent to the Secretary of War for his approval. Should the War Department make any alteration in the plans, it will necessitate a new draft. Probably no work will be done until spring. The intake will run from the filtration beds under Maple island and the strip of land formed by the sand dredged from the river at a depth of eight feet. The entire length of the intake from the river to the pumping station will be r,ioo feet. The final joint of the pipe entering the river will be placed upon a gravel bed, with an incline towards the bank and with the mouth deep enough to be entirely submerged at the lowest tide. On each side of the gravel bed,strong cubs will be sunk, with their river sides at an angle ol forty-five degrees with the river bank. These cribs will protect the pipes. The mouth of the intake will be in a direct line, running from the pumping station to the filtration beds. The water will be carried through the intake to the filtration beds and then back to the pumping station. From the filtration beds steel pipe will be laid to the northerly side of Lawrence street, and from there it will follow the line of Montgomery street to Quackenbush street. The capacity of the new Dumping station will be 15,000,000 gallons a day, and it will be used only to carry the water from the river through the filtering beds and thence to the present station on Quackenbush street. The present pumping station will be used solely for the purpos. of forcing the water up into the reservoirs. The location of the proposed intake is far enough above the city to prevent any refuse from getting into the pipes.