Resignation of M. F. Wright.
The resignation of M. F. Wright from the superintendency of the Butler, Pa., plant will be regretted by the many friends he has made among waterworks men everywhere, especially the members of the American Waterworks association, at whose conventions he has been a familiar figure for the past twenty years. Mr. Wright resigned to enter into another line of business in Butler. He was superintendent of Lowell, Mass., from 1888, and in 1892 was appointed by the American Vvaterworks and Guarantee company to superintend its works at Merrill, Wis., and subsequently transferred to the Pennsylvania city where he now resides, in Merrill lie practically rebuilt the works, which consisted of constructing a filter plant and laying 12 miles of mains. At Butler, the work amounted to nearly rebuilding the plant, including the laying of 20 miles of mains from 4 to 24 inches diameter. A local paper of Butter in commenting on Mr. Wright’s resignation says: “Superintendent M. F. Wright, who has been in charge of the plant of the Butler Water company the past 11 years, has tendered his resignation, to take effect on the first of October. During his stay in Butler and in the management of the company Mr. Wright has gained the respect and esteem of the entire community. While his position has been a most difficult one to fill, yet he has handled the difficulties of the office without losing the friendship of the people. He will retire from the position having a friendship as great as the population of the town. It was during the time that Mr. Wright was in charge of the plant of the Butler Water company that it made its greatest advancement to the splendid system that it now is. A practical man in every respect, Mr. Wright was quick to see the needs of the town, and his recommendations from time to time have met with favorable reception front the great concern which owns the plant. During his incumbency the capacity of the system has been greatly increased; the Thorn Run dam built; the Bovdstown dam enlarged, improved and strengthened; the filter plant built and put in operation; the pumping capacity increased, and the lines of the plant extended to almost every section of the town and to Lyndora. The patronage of the company has also had an immense increase, in keeping with the growth of the city. The plant under his efficient superintendency is now one of the best in the country, with a capacity for a city several times as large as Butler.”