POOR WATER PRESSURE AT CHARLESTON

POOR WATER PRESSURE AT CHARLESTON

Chief C. C. Rand, of the Charleston, W. Va., fire department, has reported to the council as follows: “For the past five days we have had little water-pressure, at times none. This is a very serious condition, and, in case of a fire, we must depend on our engines. I am informed by the chief engineer for the water company that we need not expect any improvement in this condition before August 1. I wish again, to call your attention to the necessity of having the wharf-landing -repaired without further delay, as thousands of dollars’ worth of property is now endangered, and what cotdd we do with a fire in the congested district unless we could get our engine to the river?” (This is not a pleasant situation, but probably Chief Rand may not have understood the exact condition of the pumping plant. In a large section of New York city the water-pressure does not show a record of to lbs., and the firemen have reported some hydrants dry. A wise thing for Chief Rand to do is to keep his engines in good condition and ready to answer all alarms, until the waterworks people are prepared to give him the desired pressure. No doubt, he will always find sufficient water in the mains to supply his engines, and, in that case, he need not fear for any large conflagration. ED.]

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