STANDPIPE AT JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
The new steel standpipe to be be erected at Jacksonville, Fla., where the tower of the Subtropical building now stands, will be 200 feet high; the framework of the tower rising to about too feet in the air. On this will be built the tank, also of steel, which, with the roof, will add about another hundred feet to the height. The base of the tower will be seventy five feet, and the capacity of the standpipe, which will be thirty feet in diameter, will be 300,000 gallons. The cost of the standpipe, tower and all, will be from $15,000 to $17,000. It will be so treated as to be architecturally an ornament to the neighborhood. One feature will be a gallery stairway running round the tower. 100 feet or more from the ground, from which will be a splendid view of the city. It is also intended to build a 2,000,000-gallon reservoir on the low lying ground on which the Subtropical building now stands
Gallup,N. M.,(writes a correspondent) has a three inch main with two fire plugs in the town, and a tank of 50,000 gallons capacity giving a pressure of 160 pounds. The railroad also has a tank, but no pressure. It can get a pressure direct from pump; with this, however, the town has no connection. At a late special election water bonds to the amount of $10,000 were voted and. as soon as these bonds can be floated the town trustees intended to put in a water system. The town itself has a nine-inch well 300 feet deep with plenty of water. It has. howevet, only a small storage tank of 30.000 gallons, with a two and one half-inch main, but no plugs or large hydrants connected.