The Danvers Water System

The Danvers Water System

Superintendent Henry Newhall of the Danvers, Mass., water department says in his report for the year ending January 1,1917} that a very important piece of work commenced is a resurvey of all services and location of all boxes. He also calls attention to the fact that in many water works the plumbers are not allowed to shut off service pipes and the water works keep men at the shop night and day for this and other purposes and charge $2 for shutting off and on for plumbers to repair inside leaks. He says: “We do not keep men at shop and plumbers should be called when leaks occur inside of cellar wall. Every house is or should be supplied with a shut-off immediately inside the cellar wall, and in case of a leak this should be shut and a plumber called to repair. Should a bad leak occur in the night that the inside stop will not shut off we expect to be called upon, as we could find the outside shut-off easier than a plumber.” The water commissioners, Robert K. Sears, Arthur E. Carroll and Arthur W. Beckford, say in their report that the dry season of 1916 demonstrated that it was a wise provision in building the dam at the outlet of Middleton Pond, as under other conditions the pond would have been at a very low level when the cold weather came. The report also states that some cast iron pipe will be laid during this season. Engineer James H. Curtis, in his report, states that the total amount of the water pumped was 506,462,616 gallons, an increase of 29,912,696 gallons over the year before. The pond was some two feet higher than any previous year on account of new dam and heavy rainfall the first part of the year.

RECENT PATENTS.

1,222,143. Holding device for fire-extinguishers. Frank F. Rowell, Bayside, N. Y., assignor to H. W. Johns-Manville Co.

1,222,333. Meter-box. Thomas J. Kerfoot, Bluffton, Ind.

1,222,492. Fluid-meter. Carl C. Thomas, Madison, Wis.

1,221,726. Liquid-meter. William W. Hamill, Glasgow, Scotland.

Sedimentation and Coagulation Basins at Richmond, Va., Just Before Gate Houses, Chemical Mixing Rooms, etc., Were Erected.

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