New Richmond., Va., Water System Completed

New Richmond., Va., Water System Completed

With the completion of the new $800,000 filtration plant at the settling basin, which will very shortly be put in operation, the reconstructed water system of Richmond, Va., will supersede the old one. The new main pumping station south of Byrd Park was put in operation about a month ago, and now is supplying the consumers. The old plant has finally been dismantled.

According to E. W. Trafford, director of public utilities, while the contractors have finished their main task, the cleaning up process and the breaking in of the purification machinery may take a short time. The plant is modern in every detail, having working capacity of 30,000,000 gallons a day and an emergency capacity of 45,000,000 gallons a day. The peak consumption, according to the latest records, reached 23,000,000 gallons.

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