Pumper Used to Restore Water Supply
A pumper of the fire department of North Tonawanda, N. Y., was utilized to restore the water supply in the Ironton and Gratwick sections. Several days ago, gates in the valve of the water line at the corner of Wheatfield and Main Streets were lowered, shutting off the flow .in the big main feeding those sections. It was necessary to shut off the water to make connection between the new line in Ironton Street and the Wheatfield Street main. After the connection was completed an attempt was made to raise the gates when the brass stem operating in conjunction with the lifting and lowering of the gates broke. The city pumper was then operated for two hours, sucking the water from the main to permit the raising of the gates by hand.
The fire department of Pinehurst, N. C., according to information from Chief M. A. Wicker, has been called out only once in the past three months and in this case to Samarcand Manor on the 9th of June, about eighteen miles outside of the town’s limits.