THE WATER FURNISHED TO MANDAN.
The water now being used about the mine and in the dwellings of the employes at Mandan, Mich., is being pumped from lake Medora, formerly Mosquito lake, a distance of about a mile and a quarter, in a northeasterly direction from the mine location. The boiler and pump for supplying the Medora mine with water is located at the western end of the lake on the old Washington mine property, now also under the control of the Keweenaw Copper company. A four-inch spiral riveted pipe leads from the pump at the lake for a distance of a mile to a tank situated within a quarter of g mile from Mandan and about 70 ft. above the level of that location. From the tank to Mandan a two-inch pipe is used. This size of pipe prevails in conducting the water to the various points about the mine and residence location, smaller pipes, of course, being used inside of buildings. The water has been examined and pronounced free from impurities and is now being used generally for drinking purposes. It lias been piped into all of the houses of the Employes. Up to a few weeks ago the water required at the Medora was drawn from Partridge lake, distant upwards of 2,000 ft. to the south from the No. t shaft location. A small pump and boiler has been installed there. The boiler has since been removed but the pump still remains and an extra pipe-line is laid from it hack to No. 1 engine compressor-house. In connection with the water system, five lengths of hose with the necessary nozzles, have been placed at convenient points about the mine. Quick and easily handled fire-protection is thus assured in case of emergency.