No Water to Waste in Oklahoma
C. T. Ingalls, manager of the Oklahoma inspection bureau, has sent out letters to the mayors and civic bodies of all Oklahoma cities and towns having water works, with the exception of Muskogee. Tulsa and Oklahoma City, calling their attention to the absolute necessity of storing a supply of water for emergency use, as shown by the experience of the past summer He points out that there is only one solution to the water question for such towns as must rely upon wells and that is an adequate storage system which will conserve a supply of water great enough to last for all purposes during the dry seasons usual to this section of the country, and offers the cooperation of his office and the benefit of recommendations gained from many years’ experience for the asking. Suggestions are also made in regard to the plants, including the desirability of having pumps and boilers in duplicate, the necessity of gate valves in water mains, inspection and flushing of fire hydrants; drilling and proper equipment of firemen and inspection by them of business property and public buildings. Attention is also called to the need of ordinances in regard to building, electrical, motion picture shows, oils and explosives and rubbish.