The Fire Protection of Teeswater, Ont.
(From an Occasional Correspondent.)
TEESWATER, ONT., January 13.—Last summer the village put in a system of water-works with a main pipe running up the main street and furnished with eight hydrants in convenient places, also engine and boiler carrying forty pounds of steam continually, so that we can throw water within five minutes after alarm is given. We only have at present 1000 feet of hose, but this will reach every store or manufacturing establishment in the village.
The new village council intend lo at once provide another hose wagon, hook and ladder truck and 500 feet more hose, and then we can reach any building in the place. The contractor for the electric alarm is just finishing his contract, and in a few days the alarm boxes and electric striker on fire bell will be in full working order.
The water supply is obtained from the Teeswater river, a stream which never fails, and has two water-powers within the incorporation. We have also a paid engineer for running the pumping engine and fire is kept up continually so that we have
forty pounds of steam at all times.