NEW RESERVOIR AT CONNELLSVILLE.

NEW RESERVOIR AT CONNELLSVILLE.

The big reservoir of the Pennsylvania pipe-line system at White Rock Terrace, south of Connellsville has had the water turned in on its lower side, and when, after a few days, the higher portion of the bottom has been connected, the work will be finished. The reservoir south of the town has a capacity of 6,500,000 gallons. The concrete work is of the finest kind, and is reinforced by horizontal and vertical iron bars, as is also the concrete work at the dam at Indian creek. On the lower side of the reservoir, the concrete work tapers from thirty feet wide at the bottom to three feet wide at the top. The wall at the top is the same width all the way round. It was first planned to be two feet wide at the top on the upper side; but the striking of a stratum of soft clay caused the superintendent to change the plans. From the reservoir south of town the water will flow into another reservoir at Hawkeye, near Scottdale. The concrete work is reinforced by a tapering wall of stone and earth, on which grass seed has been sown. An iron fence will surround it. There is, also, a stone gatehouse near Allegheny avenue.

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