NEW METHOD OF CLEANING WATER PIPES.
In a great many places water mains are so reduced in inside diameter that there follows a great loss in the normal flow through them. Until recently no means were devised to overcome this difficulty, and the only remedy at hand seemed to be to replace the old pipes thus clogged with new. The Hudson Contracting company has acquired a very valuable invention, which removes all incrustations on pipes, but performs the work in a remarkably short time, not only with safety to the pipe, but with an accuracy that removes all doubt as to the effectiveness of the process. The board of water commissioners, of Atlanta, Ga., has written to the company commending the work done on a 30-in. main in that city as follows: “The results obtained by y’oAr on the 30-in. main have been most satisfactory and complete. Prior to cleaning on May 19, 1906. a committee of this body made a test of the 18000.020 engine at no lbs. pressure, and found it pumping n.800,000 gals, of water in twenty-four hours. A month later, after the line had been cleaned by you, the same engine, under the same pressure of no lbs., was able to pump 17,320,000 gals, in twenty-four hours—a gain of 5.940,000 gals.” This is very strong testimony of the efficacy of this systern, and may well convince those troubled with coated pipes that they can be easily remedied.