Preparations for Southwest Convention

Preparations for Southwest Convention

Active preparations are being made to make the annual convention of the Southwest Water Works Association, which is to be held in Topeka, Kan., on October 6 to 9 a great success. Two circulars have just been issued by Secretary R. D. Morgan of Mexia, Tex.—one printed and the other in typewriting, in his usual snappy style. According to the secretary a great many entertainment features are being arranged by the chamber of commerce and luncheon clubs of Topeka in addition to those planned by Commissioner Stanfield.

In the printed circular the secretary says in part: “Topeka has all the facilities to make the convention a success. Its new filter plant can be used for practical demonstration, along the lines of sedimentation, coagulation and filtration of water, method of applying chlorine; also it affords a good example in design and construction of water purification plants. Topeka hotels are ample to care for the visitors. Its city auditorium is ideal for the meeting and in every way Topeka will make the stay enjoyable and profitable. F. N. Lawton, general manager of the Wichita Falls, Tex., water department, is president of the association and he advises that the program this year will be the best the association has ever had. Mr. Lawton also is expecting a record attendance this year.”

Information regarding the exhibits for the convention may be had from J. E. O’Leary, 50 Church Street, New York City.

Buffalo Opening Filtration Plant Superstructure Bids.— Buffalo, N. Y., is opening bids this month for the superstructures for the new $3,000,000 filter plant that is nearing completion and will probably be ready for operation some time next year. The superstructures will consist of a low lift pump station 200 feet by 50 feet, a head house or chemical building 130 feet by 60 feet and a filter building 250 feet by 330 feet. They will be constructed of reinforced concrete and brick with an Indiana limestone trim. The pumping station will be one story above the ground, the head house three stories and the filter building one story.

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