The Dayton Water Supply

The Dayton Water Supply

City Manager H. M. Waite, of Dayton, O., has recently issued a statement to the citizens of Dayton relative to the purity of the water furnished consumers in that city, part of which follows: “Due to certain rumors that have reached the city government that the water supply is impure, we feel that it is due you to state that the supply of water being furnished to the citizens of Dayton is absolutely pure. Due to the fact that a great many changes are being made from time to time in the system, additional precautions have been taken in having the water analyzed daily. The results of these analyses, as well as the analysis which the State Board of Health has made, show that the water is as pure as it ever has been.”

The Dayton Water Supply

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The Dayton Water Supply

Reports from the water works pumping station at Dayton, O., indicate that there is practically no chance of there being a water famine there this summer. One Monday recently, according to City Manager Waite, all records were broken for one days pumpage, when 17,875,000 gallons of water were pumped. Three pumps on low pressure have been e_____gaged in furnishing the supply and on but one day has any water been taken from the new supply at Tait’s Hill. The new pump, recently purchased, will be placed in service shortly, according to word received by officials. It has a capacity of 20,000,000 gallons daily. Needs of the city for the present at least can be easily taken care of, according to Manager Waite, and it is belived that by next winter needs for the future growth of the city will be known and arrangements then made for the installation of what new pumping city being toward the hills at this time, atfacilities may be required. Growth of the tention is being given this fact for future improvements.

The city of Lynn, Mass., has let a contract to the Simplex Valve and Meter Company of Philadelphia, for one of its largest size water meters. This meter is for the water department and will be installed at the new pumping station at the place where the Ipswich River is to be tapped in Middletown and is capable of measuring from 500,000 to 2,270,000 gallons of water daily.