NEW WATER WORKS GIVES SMALL TOWN FIRE PROTECTION
Recently Installed System of Walnut Springs, Texas, Has Fire Proof Pumping Station of Modern Design—City Well Protected from Fire
THE thriving little city of Walnut Springs, in the State of Texas, recently completed an efficient and up-to-date water works system. The pumping station, which is illustrated herewith, is constructed of reinforced concrete throughout, including the flooring and roof, and is fireproof in every respect.
The water is taken from a well by the air lift pumping system and forced through an eight-inch main to a large concrete reservoir situated on a mound in the southern part of the city. A smaller reservoir is shown in the picture on the left. Both of these are constructed of reinforced concrete. The second illustration on the right shows an 8-inch main carried on the piers of a concrete bridge crossing the park to supply the city.
The entire system has been inspected by the Texas State Fire Insurance Commission and pronounced up to all requirements from a fire fighting standpoint. There are an ample number of hydrants installed in all parts of the city, and both from the fire protection and supply standpoints, the water system is of the best.
A fire company was recently formed of the young men of the city and two pieces of apparatus have been purchased. In addition to this Fire Prevention is being taught in the public schools of the city.