To Increase Atlanta’s Water Facilities
At a meeting held on August 15 by the bond commission of Atlanta, Ga., details for increasing the water works facilities of the city by the installation of five new pumps with a total capacity of approximately 100,000 gallons daily and to cost in the neighborhood of $500,000 were discussed. It is expected that specifications and drawings of the proposed unit will very shortly be forthcoming from the city engineer in order that bids for the new equipment may be advertised for. The plans call for two centrifugal 30,000,000 gallon pumps for Hemphill water reservoir, and three 15,000,000 gallon pumps for the Chattahoochee station. The commission approved the purchase of three 36-inch valves, one 16-inch valve, one 12-inch valve, and one 48-inch valve, and other equipment, the cost of which has been estimated at $10,000. All of this equipment is to be used in the new 48-inch water main now under course of erection from the river to the Hemphill reservoir.