NEW YORK HIGH-PRESSURE SYSTEM.
It is expected that by the end of the fall at latest the high-pressure system will be in operation in New York city. Its first section covers the territory from Twenty-third street west of Fourth avenue to the North River, and south to Fulton street. The new pressure will be 400 lbs. to the sq. inch. Of the two pumping stations, the main station will be near Gansevoort market and the other in the vicinity of Fulton and West streets. Under the new pressure the hose will be tested at 400 lbs. New hose and new carts will have to be purchased to meet the new conditions. After the downtown section of the city has been provided with the high-pressure system, it may be further extended. Fire Commissioner Lantry has also in view the purchase of some new water wagons, which will do away with the work of three firemen at the nozzles of the pipes. Each wagon has from three to six nozzles. The new wagons were successfully used in the recent fire after the earthquake in San Francisco. They have also proved capable of heavy work at other fires in Western cities.