Officials and Public Inspect Council Bluffs Water Works

Officials and Public Inspect Council Bluffs Water Works

Several hundred people, including city officials, members of the Commercial Club and the general public, made a tour of the water works stations at Council Bluffs, Ia, one day recently to view the improvements made since 1911. The visit was made on invitation of the Board of Public Works, and the Commercial Club. The Broadway pumping station and the low service station on North Thirtyseventh street and the Morningside and Glendale stations were among the points visited. Automobiles were used in transporting the guests from one point to another. New construction at the Broadway station includes new boiler room, 136-foot reinforced concrete chimney. Reconstruction includes three 200horse power boilers, pumping rearranged and reconstructed, three reservoirs (13,000.000 gallons) rebuilt and relined with reinforced concrete, capacity increased 25 per cent. New equipment is noted in an 8,000,000 gallon horizontal high pressure duty pump and one 400horse power open feed water heater. The low service station, located on the Missouri River at the north end of Thirty-seventh street, has a total acreage of five and five-tenths acres. In new construction this plant shows three reinforced concrete reservoirs, capacity, 8,750.ooo gallons; clarification plant; brick main pumping station: transformer station. New equipment includies two 14,000,000 and 17.000,000 gallon centrifugal pumps; two 100horse power electric motors; two vacuum pumps; one 120-horse power steam engine; one twenty-inch and one twenty-four-inch iron river intakes. The Glendale reservoir has been rebuilt and relined with reinforced concrete. capacity increased from 3.000,000 to 4.800,000 gallons. At the Morningside high service station a new pumping station has been built: 8,500-gallon steel pressure tank: trinlex Dump. Twentv miles of cast iron mains have been laid, increase of fin per cent., fifty valves placed on old mains, 100 “new hydrants set and 3.000 new meers set Practically all of the purification, clarification and aeriating of the water is done at the low service station. To complete the purification the water is treated with a small amount of chloride of lime at the Broadway station. The daily water consumption is 3,000,000 to 4,500,000 gallons.

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