THE SYSTEMS OF XENIA AND NILES
The waterworks system of Xenia. Ohio, belongs to the Xenia Water company. The works were built in 1887, and in 1896 were improved by the building of an additional station, thirteen wells 6-in. to 10-in., and the installation of a Worthington pump and the building of a dam, under the supervision of Goodhue & Birnie. The source of supply is springs and wells situated one mile and one mile and one half from the business centre of the city. The system is pumping to a standpipe, built by R. F. Hawkins, of Springfield, Mass. This has been erected at a distance of half a mile from the business centre and is of wrought iron 115 ft. x 20 ft. Its capacity is 275,000 gals. The reservoir is formed by a dam built across a small vtillev one and one-half miles from the city and near the pumping station. The quality of the water is so good as not to demand the installation 0/ arty filtration plant. The pumping machinery is as follows; (hk‘, i hlntl (Holyoke. Mass.) of 1,000.000-gal. capacity; fwO. (Gordon & Maxwell Cincinnati. Ohio) of 5.500.000-gal. capacity, and one Worthington of 500.000-gal. capacity—the total aggregate capacity per day being 5,000,000 gals Twenty-one miles of cast iron main. 14-in. to 6-iit., have been laid, with iHy Chapman hydrants and seventy Chapman valves. Fifty meters -owned by the company -Crown. Nash, Union, Gem. Hersey (rotary and disk) Trident. Lambert and Worthington, have been set. The domestic pressure is 45 lbs to qo lbs.; the fire the same. Fourteen hundred and thirty lead and galvanised iron services have been installed, and the yearly consumption is si-t down at 141 .849,902 gals.; the daily at about 400,000 gals The works are in good condition; the supply of water is abundant; and the company keeps up the plant in the best order. $3,763 16 having been spent last year on repairs. I‘lie president of the company is Frank M. Green, of Washington. I >. C the vicepresident. George Little, Xenia, Ohio: the secretary, treasurer and general manager. George F. Cooper. Xenia, ihe mded debt on the system is $160,000 at five per cent, interest.