New York Section Meets February 16
According to President William W. Brush of the New York Section of the American Water Works Association, an interesting session is planned for the February meeting, which will be held at the McAlpin Hotel on Wednesday, February 16, at 12:30 P. M., luncheon being served at one o’clock. After luncheon the members will be shown features of various machines adapted to trenching digging for water mains. Two of the manufacturers propose to illustrate this work by means of moving pictures. Opportunity will be presented to the membership to obtain full information about these machines by questioning those who describe them. According to Mr. Brush, it was originally expected to have laying of the water mains by use of trenching machines described by some of those who have utilized such apparatus, but as it has been found that the time will be fully occupied by the manufacturers, this plan has been abandoned.
February 11 has been set as the day of the special election on the question of the purchase of the water works plant and issuance of $435,000 in bonds to pay for the same by the city of Clinton. Iowa. An existing first mortgage of $465,000 on the plant will be assumed by the city. The purchase price, based on an appraisal as of December 31, 1919, is to be $775,000 plus the cost of the improvements and betterments made since that date.