NEWBURGH, N. Y., WATER REPORT.
Newburgh, N. Y., derives its water supply from Washington lake, which contains 183 acres of open water, when full. It lies at a distance of 3 1-2 miles from the Hudson, and supplies abundance of excellent water. Its lowest depth during the year was 10 feet 8 inches from the bottom of the main trunk on October 9. On March 1, the depth of water was 15 feet 5 1-2 inches, while on March 11, 1895, it was 19 feet 9 1-2 inches. In May the high service reservoir was drawn off thoroughly and repaired. Into it have been pumped from March 1, 1894, to March 1, 1895, 109,681,980 gallons, the pump having been in service 354.15 days,or3,6411-2 hours,giving 30,120 gallons pumped per hour, during which operation 410 tons of coal were consumed at a cost of $1,569. There have been laid during the year 2,357 feet of 6-inch new water mains,with necessary branches,hydrants, gates, and fitting. The total mileage of mains is 33.38. Of hydrants there are in the city 340 and of water gates, 400. The number of buildings supplied with water is about 4,183, and of families about 5,719, or about25,700 persons. There are 7 steamers, 11 locomotives, and 3 tugs supplied with water yearly. The receipts from all sources were $51,538.35, and the expenditures $50,839.17. The city has at Silver creek, which is 2,032 feet distant from Washington lake 191-100 acres; the elevation of Washington lake above the Hudson is 285 feet; that of the bottom of Trout-hole reservoir 232 feet. A cement pipe, 1,864 feet long, connects Silver creek and Washington lake. The new high service reservoir is 55 feet above Washington lake, 101 feet above Trout-hole reservoir, and 331 feet above the Hudson.
Six men and boys were recently severely hurt by an explosion in the Roman candle department of the Detwiller Street Fireworks Manufacturing Cctnpany, Greenville, Jersey City. It is thought that a man engaged in filling a Roman caudle rammed the brass rod down on the powder before he had covered it with clay. About ten gross of candles went off, causing a lively fusillade. The wooden buildings were destroyed, but the brick houses were unhurt.