Ogden Doublet Its Water Capacity.
By June 1 Ogden, Utah, will have a doublemain water system from Washington avenue to the mouth of Cold Water Canyon, and within twenty days from that time there will be in the two reservoirs at the east end of Twenty-third and Twenty-second streets 20,000,000 gallons of water. The water system will be among the most modern and will furnish ample reason for the insurance underwriters to make material reductions in their rates. Property owners are looking forward with considerable pleasure to the time when all these things will be accomplished, because it means the lifting of a tax burden from their shoulders. Xot only will the double main of the water system mean a reduction of insurance rates, but it will offer a greater water supply and make possible the granting of the constantly demanded water extensions to the outer districts of the city. Originally the city had only 6,000,000 gallons of water, so that the increase of water supply under the present arrangement will be 14,000,000 gallons. The old reservoir when concreted will have a capacity of 7,000,000 gallons, the new one. concreted last year, having a capacity of 13,000.000 gallons. The new supply of water from Cold Water Canyon will come direct from the mountain stream and will be as pure as any used in any city in the world. During the early part of the season much water will he secured from this source. The Cold Water Canyon district is so placed that it may be connected with the present canyon main which has its intake a number of miles farther along in Ogden Canyon, so that if anything should go wrong with the old main between Cold Water Canyon and the reservoirs the water could he turned into the new main and a water famine in the city averted. This contingency may never happen, hut the insurance men and the people at large say that it is well to he prepared for the emergency. The W. J. Moran Construction Company is now buisily engaged concreting the old reservoir, which is known as reservoir No. 1, and the work will be completed by June 1. In concreting the reservoir the capacity is being increased by first excavating to a greater depth. Both the sides and the bottom of the great receptacle will be laid in concrete to a depth of about eight inches. There are three sizes of pipe that will be used in the conduit. The first size, which will be connected with the reservoir, will be 36 inches in diameter and will extend from the reservoir a distance of 4,600 feet. It is made of wooden staves, hound with steel. The next 6,828 feet of pipe will be of steel, 24 inches in diameter, and the last lap of pipe, 1,180 feet, extending from the steel pipe to the intake in Cold Water Canyon, will he 20 inches in diameter, made of wood, wrapped with steel wire. The wood pipe comes from Portland, Ore., while the metal pipe is shipped from the eastern market.
The new water tower for Ocheycdan, la., will be 130 feet high, constructed on an elevation 1,555 feet above sea level.