Parkersburg to Increase Water Supply

Parkersburg to Increase Water Supply

The city council of Parkersburg, W. Va., is making plans to increase the available water supply of the city and has asked the LayneOhio Company for an estimate of the cost of drilling and putting into use one or more wells that would increase the water supply one million gallons.

At a recent council meeting a letter from that concern was received in which a bid of $15,500 for one well was made.

The Layne-Ohio Company proposes to drill and equip a 40 inch well. The equipment would include a 26 inch bronze screen through all desirable water hearing formations and a deep well turbine pump connected with an electrically driven motor. A production of one million gallons would he provided for.

Superintendent Okey Devaughn, stated that the council will probably do something to augment the supply and that prices on material and drilling are now being compiled preparatory to taking some definite action in the near future.

If the council officially decides to increase the water supply, which Mr. Devaughan states is one million gallons short of the amount needed for all emergencies, the funds probably will be provided when the levy for the fiscal year of 1925-26 is laid in August. The city’s fiscal year begins July 1 and the levy is laid the third Tuesday in August.

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