Preparing for Philadelphia Projects
Carleton E. Davis, chief of the Phuadelphia Pa., Water Bureau, said in a recent statement that his force is busy with the preparation of the plans and specifications for the water improvements projected, to cost approximately $1,500,000, which is included in a
$11,300,000 loan, which will be submitted to the Voters for approval at the coming election. it approved, the work is to begin immediately alter the money is made available by councils. Chief Davis’ bureau will be ready to advertise for bids and start actual work early in December. The loan includes $400,000 for the construction of a sedimentation basin at Torresdale. Plans for the basin will afford 1,000,000 square feet of surface area and a depth varying from fifteen to twenty feet. An item of $500,000 is for the beginning of a direct service water supply main to South Philadelphia from Torresdalc. There is a $150,000 item for the improvement of the water in West Philadelphia. The $400,000 item for the extension of the direct service main into South Philadelphia will he the beginning of a project the ultimate cost of which will be approximately $1,750,000. It is planned to carry a 48-inch main from Second and Market streets to Snyder avenue on the eastern edge of the southern section of the city, go westward near Snyder avenue and return northward along the Schuylkill River, completely girdling South Philadelphia with a high service main.