Superintendent Eben R. Dyer Gives Dinner
Superintendent Eben R. Dyer, of the Water District of Portland, Me., on February 9, gave a dinner at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland, to the trustees and employees of the water district. William F. Woodburn, New England representative of the Standard Cast Iron Pipe Company and a friend of Superintendent Dyer, was also present. In all there were forty-two present at the dinner which proved to be a most enjoyable affair. After the fine dinner, President W. L. Blake, of the board of trustees, and David E. Moulton, clerk and attorney of the district, spoke in enthusiastic terms of the work accomplished in the district under the direction of Superintendent Dyer. Mr. Woodburn, “the only person present who was not on the District payroll,” as the toastmaster expressed it, when caljed upon spoke very complimentary of the management of the Portland Water District and the workers thereof. He said that of about 150 water works in this country and Canada which he had secured reports from on the cost of laying pipes, the Portland Water District was next to the lowest. This he regarded as remarkable considering that the nature of the soil in Portland was not so favorable for laying pipe to advantage as it is in many other places in the list. Like the others who spoke, Mr. Woodburn expressed a warm personal feeling for Superintendent Dyer and attributed much of the exceptional success of the local water service to his wise and interested supervision.