Service Pipe System at Altoona, Pa.
GENERAL NEWS FEATURES
S. A. Gailey, superintendent of the Altoona, Pa., water system, in his annual report says:
“The past year has been a busy one in this department owing to the service pine work that was placed in our department. The experience of the first year has demonstrated the wisdom of councils in delegating this work to the department. in that the street work has been done better than when trenching was done promiscuouslv by the different plumbers, as the streets are left in better condition and service pipes laid more satisfactorily and better material used on account that competition is eliminated. I feel certain that by proper business methods continued, the service pipes can be maintained without in any way crippling our department. We have used the best material of the various kinds, and while it is too soon to fully determine the life of a service pipe as now being laid, yet, as above stated, by using the best material of the various kinds obtainable, it should increase or prolong the life of the service pipe from 10 to 12 years over the material formerly used.”