Pumping Engine Items.
Steam will be installed as a pumping power at the waterworks plant in Rossville, Ill. It is figured that the expenses of the plant will be greatly reduced and the water service considerably benefited as a result.
J. L. Moline & Co., of Roswell, N. M., have just completed the installation of a 12-horsepower Waterloo gasoline engine and centrifugal pump at South Springs. The flow is 500 gallons per minute.
A new pump, with a daily capacity of 500,000 gallons, has been purchased from an Erie firm and will be installed at the city water plant in Franklin, Pa. It will be used to supply the high-pressure tanks.
The village trustees of Warsaw, N. Y., have contracted for a new pump, for the local water system, with the Laidlaw-Dunn-Gordon Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, for $7,450. The new pump will have a capacity of 2,000,000 gallons per day.
The largest area of land irrigated from a pumping plant and the most quickly completed system of its kind, has been placed in operation near Pasco, Wash. Water is pumped up from the Snake river 120 feet by steam turbine pumps run by electricity. Twenty miles of wooden pipe and two miles of canal, distributes the water over 7,000 acres. All that is needed to increase this area to 12,000 acres is the installation of another pumping unit.
A pneumatic pump has been installed in a large well at Post City, Tex. The initial test resulted in a capacity of 8,000 gallons per hour and this without perceptibly affecting the water flow.
That a second pump will be necessary at Onot_____ lake seems assured by the water committee at Pittsfield, Mass. There is a question as to whether it will be desirable to buy another pump of 1,300,000 gallons capacity like the present one or to buy a pump with a daily capacity of 3,000,000 gallons. It is almost certain that something will be done immediately to provide the city with a permanent pumping station at the lake.
The Weinman Pump Manufacturing Company, of Columbus, Ohio, was successful in securing the order for pumping machinery to be installed in connection with the new waterworks plant at Utica, Ohio. The machinery consists of two extra heavy deep well pumps, each placed over a 10-inch drilled well and each driven by a direct contact vertical Reeves natural gas engine.
A building is being constructed in Wheeling, W. Va., to house the proposed 20,000,000-gallon waterworks pump.
Work has been commenced on a $7,367 pumping station for Wausaw, Wis.
Superintendent J. F. Kidder, of the Burlington, Vt., water system has been in Boston investigating the question of a boiler and pump for the city high-pressure system. The Burlington department has been ready to install this machinery for three months but have been awaiting the arrival of a motor.
Official tests are being conducted of the new centrifugal pumping engine at the Hope reservoir pumping station in Providence, R. I. The engine which has been in operation for several weeks is still in the hands of the builders and the tests are being held with an idea of accepting it.
Pumps at the Galveston, Tex., station have been out of commission for sheveral days pending the replacing of broken valves, in the distributing system.
Shortage of water supply in Alliance, Ohio, has resulted in the installation of a centrifugal pump of 3,000,000 gallons per day capacity This will be used for forcing water into the intake.
The new boilers to be installed at the Titusville, Pa., waterworks will place the plant in first-class condition. There has been a deficit in the power department at the plant for some time and the need of additional boilers has been everely felt in times of fire or when the plant has been called upon for extra high pressure
A new compound duplex pump of 1,000,000 gallons daily capacity has been ordered for the Macomb, Ill., waterworks.
Two sets of bids for pumping machinery are being considered by the waterworks committee in Minneapolis, Minn., one for installing a centrifugal pump, electrically driven, with a daily capacity of 20,000,000 gallons of water, the other for a vertide triple expansion steam pump.
The construction of a large pumping plant has been commenced in Jasper, Tex. The plant, together with the necessary machinery, will cost $500,000.
The pumping plant of the Southern Pacific Railroad at Anderson, Tex., has been destroyed by fire. The city will therefore be without a supply as it has been depending upon the railroad plant, during the reconstruction of the municipal station.
A new triplex pump for the Clinton, Wis., waterworks has been delivered and will be installed at an early date.
Pumps of 3,000,000 gallons daily capacity will be installed at Cadillac, Mich., during the fall. The plant will thus be made suitable for the city’s needs for twenty years.
A large pumping engine is being installed in the new plant at La Harpe, Kan., and others will be placed as rapidly as the construction of the building permits.
The necessity of paying about $70,000 for pumps, a tunnel and a retaining wall for the filtration plant, in Evansville, Ind., will cause an 18-cent tax levy to be assessed by the city in addition to all other items. As has always been stated, the filtration plant proper will be paid for out of the waterworks earnings. The pumps, tunnel and river wall were things which could not be provided for in the original specifications.