New Pure Water Supply System to be Installed at Zanesville
Within a few months Zanesville, O., will see the operation of a pure water supply system. It will be furnished by twenty wells, one of which has a record of 700 gallons per minute. The wells are a distance of about half a mile from the pumping station, on a low level near the river. The wells proper are 10 inches in diameter and 100 feet deep. The water comes from the wells with considerable force, being lifted from below the surface by compressed air, piped from the pumping station. The pumping station is completed. It is built of pressed brick with substantial 20-inch walls. On the interior it is finished in pressed brick and buff tile. In the deep pump pit, extending about 50 feet below the floor of the pumping station, one vertical pump is being installed. The other two pumps will be placed in the pit in the near future. Two of these pumps will be used continuously and one will be kept in reserve. The idea of double machinery is carried out throughout the plant, so that should one break down or be in need of repair, the other may be put in immediate use. The electric machinery for furnishing lights and operating the automatic coal stoker is being set up and will be in operation soon. South of the station proper is the reservoir, 25 feet in diameter and 50 feet deep. The new pumping station and wells are due to the work of Service Director Roach, Consulting Engineer J. Richard Kommer and Chief Engineer Charles McLaughlin.
A new city well has been drilled at Cuba, Kan. It is 215 feet deep, with a supply of 75 feet of good water. This well is a part of the water works system soon to be installed.
The new 6,000,000-gallon pump installed at the Alliance, O., pumping station is ready to put in operation. The cost of this pump installed is $25,000. There are foui pumps ready for service at the pumping station, one of 6,000,000 gallons’ capacity, one of 5,000,000, one of 4,000,000 and one of 2,000,000. During the past summer two pumps were in operation day and night to supply the demands of the city, and these were two of the largest capacity and jointly pumped 9,000,000 gallons per day. With the new pump in operation, 11,000,000 gallons can be pumped into the mains.