NEW WATERWORKS AT SULPHUR SPRINGS.
Sulphur Springs, Tex., has just completed a new waterworks system. The water, which is pumped from the Antelope and Buffalo springs in the Platt National park, is very clear and of the highest quality. The tower and tank are in the eastern part of the city on an elevation high enough to give the business part of the city 126 lbs. of pressure. This pressure will throw the water over the tallest of Sulphur’s great buildings and will do away with the necessity and expense of fire engines. The pumping plant is in the city limits just outside the National park, and the water is taken by suction from a point in Sulphur creek just below Little Niagara Falls and forced into a standpipe on a high hill some two hundred yards away. The great Antelope and Buffalo springs at the head of Sulphur creek are only a short distance from the point where the l nited States permits the city to take her water. Analysis by government chemists shows the water from these two springs to be free from mineral, and it is claimed to be the purest spring water on the American continent.
In consequence of a stringent money market, it has been impossible for Gadsden, Ala., t3 purchase the local waterworks system.
In order to secure power a company at Chickasha, I. T., will build a large dam across the Washita about tw’o miles from the city and will install turbine wheels.