PROGRESS AT GREENFIELD.
At Greenfield, Mass., during the past year the laying of the 30-in. pipe-line from the crest of the old dam down into the gorge to connect with the 14-in. main to the village was completed. It was a difficult and dangerous piece of work; but, by using a Smith’s tapping machine, the desired connection was made, without shutting off the water from the village. In the same way a 12-in. and an 8-in. main were tapped and as more of the same work had to he done a Smith ma chine, with cutters for 2-in., 4-in. and 6-in. pipe was purchased. The old or lower reservoir can now he cut out and direct connection made with the new reservoir at will -giving 26 Ihs. additional pressure. The old reservoir was cleaned by hydraulic scouring. A fire-hose connection was made in each sixth length of 30-in. pipe. ‘To it was attached a half dozen lines of hose, with nozzles, and the entire accumulated mud and leaves were scoured out and washed into, and down the stream below the dam. One hundred and ten feet of 30-in. pipe; 1,400 of 8-in.—total, 1.510 ft.—were laid during the year, besides 613 ft. of 6-in. and 2.005 of 4-in.; 10 gates (4-111., 6 in. and 8-in.) were placed, and seven 2-way hydrants were set making 188 public and private in all set. I he district owns ninety-five meters; there are two owned by the takers and read by the district, and seventy-three meter accounts.