At a recent informal conference of the members of the municipal commission, in Dallas, Tex., preliminary plans for a pumphouse, to be erected just across the railroad track from the old Turtle creek pumping station of the water department, were agreed upon. This is the first decision reached regarding the expenditure of a portion of the proceeds expected to be derived from the sale of an issue of $500,000 worth of bonds for improvements in this department. The station will cost $150,000 to $160,000. It will rest on a foundation of solid rock and be equiped with three pumps of the most modern design, having a combined capacity of 10,000,000 gallons every twentyfour hours. This added to the Turtle creek pumps will give a total pumping capacity of 29,000,000 gallons daily. Connection with the reservoirs at Turtle creek will be established by means of a five-foot conduit, and a suction well 10 x 60 feet in size will be constructed.

The supply for the Bay street fire protection main at Jacksonville, Fla., will not be taken from the city’ waterworks all the time, as it is the intention to put in a pumping station at the foot of one of the streets along the river front, and use the river water in this main. In the event of a fire the river front pump will be put to work, and a good, steady pressure obtained from the hydrants connecting with the new main.

At Moline, Ill., an auxiliary pumping station is being built for Deere & Co.’s plant on the river front. A 200-horsepower electric motor and a monster centrifugal pump will be installed, capable of taking water from the slough and forcing into the private Deere & Co. mains, the river – trout factory main or the city mains at rate of 2,000 gals, a minute.




Bids will be asked by Atlanta, Ga., for a new pump at Hemphill station.

Elkins, W. Va., is about to install pumping machinery, with suction-pipes, etc.

The new waterworks pumping station at St. Cloud, Minn., is rapidly being completed.

At Center, Tex., the new pumping engine for the waterworks has been installed and put into operation.

Decatur, III., has submitted to a bid of $33,487 by C. W. Kerr, of Clinton, for building the pumphouse.

At Oakland, Cal., plans have been prepared for a pumping plant; the estimated cost of which will be $50,000.

Water Engineer Quick at Baltimore, Md., asks for $100,000 to repair the Mount Royal pumping station and $150,000 for a new pump.

At Martinsville, Ind., a new punio that has about doubled the capacity of the waterworks system has been placed in position at a cost of about $5,000.

In the annual report of Fire Commissioner Benjamin W. Wells, of Boston, Mass., pumping is recommended to replace the fireboat when it is needed elsewhere.

The new Snow pump now being completed for Rockford, Ill., will have a capacity of 10,000,000 gals. The present daily pumpage in that city is about 3.500,000 gals.

Mattoon, Ill., is considering two pumping sta tions, a small one at the Little Wabash reservoir and a larger one at the service reservoir on the outskirts of the city.

In the report of the special committee appointed to investigate the waterworks system of Atlanta, Ga., a recommendation is made for a new pump at the river station in the near future, and one placed at Hemphill station at once.

Fire insurance experts have pronounced the pumping-capacity at Gloucester, Mass., “inadequate, considering the small storage in the distributing reservoir, which holds only about one day s supply at the maximum rate of consumption.

Two pumps at Winona, Minn., are oldfashioned Worthingtons; the third is an up-to-date AllisChalmers. The two Worthingtons are kept for emergency use. The total pumping capacity is 11,000,000 gals, for a population of qviite 20,000.

The first annual report of the water supply, fire department and physical hazard of the city of Portsmouth, issued by the Ohio Inspection ‘Bureau, states that the present pumping station capacity is too small for a direct pressure system, and recommends a new station to be built at once.

The new system of sprinkling the streets of Oakland. Cal., with salt water has proved such a decided success that Secretary Favvcet, of the board of works, has decided to ask for the installation of two new salt water pumping plants along the Boulevard and on the east side of Lake Merritt.

A St. Louis, Mo., dispatch says the Belleville Deep Well Water company, which owns the Belleville waterworks, is sinking new wells in th: American Bottoms, near Edgemont, at the foot of the bluffs, and will build a pumping station there to pump the water into the standpipe in the southern portion of the city.

At Knoxville, Tenn., work has been begun at the pump station of the Knoxville Water com pany securing the foundation for the new 10. 000,000-gal. capacity pump that will be installed by the Knoxville Water company. The work on this will be rushed as the company is closing a contract with Park City to set fifty hydrants in that corporation.

At Los Angeles, Cal., the city water department’s new pumping station at Slauson and Figueroa street is nearly finished, and will soon be pumping water into the mains for the southwest part of the city. The new pumping plant and station of the Greater Los Angeles Water company, at Sixty-fourth and South Park avenue, is completed and is now in operation.

Among the improvements to be made by the Denison City Water company at Denison, Tex., during the next six months will be a 3,000,000gal., triple-expansion pump of the latest pattern and 150-horsepower boiler. This will involve remodeling the entire plant. In addition, the company will install a filtering plant, through which all water will pass before reaching the consumer.