The Bristol Water Supply

The Bristol Water Supply

Because of the unusually low water supply in Bristol. Tenn., people living in the west end of the city have been without water for twenty days. It is said that the supply is lower than it has ever been in the past history of the city and the Board of Commissioners have notified all people living beyond the corporation that their supply will be discontinued entirely in thirty days. The commissioners have also ordered that meters be attached to all business houses in the city who use a large quantity of water. The meters will be connected in the next thirty days. It is claimed that the low pressure is due to the practice of a large number of people allowing their hydrants to run continually at night. Commissioner Samuel Keller has ordered Valves with which to separate the supply of the two springs in order to run one directly to the west end. It is expected that this action will allay the shortage and provide a sufficient supply for the entire city.

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