Shrewsbury Water System

Shrewsbury Water System

An official test made by the Hanscom Construction Company of the new municipal water system of Shrewsbury, Mass., to determine the economy of operation of the pumps and oil engines was made recently. The guarantees called for each pump to throw 4,250 gallons of water out of the top of the 60-foot supply pipe in the interior of the standpipe located on Meetinghouse Hill, this amount to be pumped by the oil engine consuming a gallon of kerosene. The result of the test was that one pump delivered 5,800 gallons of water and the other 5,900 gallons, exceeding the requirements by 1.600 gallons. This amount of water was pumped with one gallon of kerqsene to each engine.

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