Philadelphia Water Supply to be Inspected
It was recently announced that the National Board of Fire Underwriters plans to send a field party to inspect the water supply of Philadelphia, Pa. This is, contrary to the general rumors in city circles, solely to get the benefit of the improvements made in the water system since the report made in 1922 and is not due to faults in the system.
D. A. McCruddin, engineer of distribution, bureau of water said in an effort to dispell the rumors which are rife, “Philadelphia is not shy of water. In fact, it is better supplied today than it has been since 1922. Thousands of dollars have been spent in improving conditions and thousands more will be spent.”
Huntsville, Tex., to Purchase Fire Apparatus—Following the inspection of apparatus in neighboring towns by Mayor Ball of Huntsville, Tex., a contract will be signed for the purchase of new fire apparatus.
Clinton, la., Can Not Finance Double Platoon—Clinton, la., cannot for the present, finance the establishing of a double platoon system as required by a new law for cities of 25,000 population or over. The city attorney believes that the double platoon may not be established before April 1, 1926, the new fiscal year.
Hutson, of National Board Celebrates Anniversary—A. Carry Hutson, assistant chief engineer of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, celebrated his twentieth or china wedding anniversary recently. In addition, this year also marks the twentieth anniversary of Mr. Hutson’s graduation from Cornell University and the twentieth anniversary in the employ of the National Board.