Traverse City Makes Successful Connections.
When the practice in vogue with regard to some detail of waterworks management is not only theoretically right, but also aids notably to bring about a highly felicitous circumstance, such a matter is certainly worthy of note. In this instance we refer to an incident which recently occurred in the little city of Traverse City, Mich. There new pumps have just been installed, and the time came for making con nection with the intake. To do this the wellknown devise was used which permitted the cutting of the intake and making the necessary connection without shutting off the water. The change was quickly and deftly made, and the water pressure was not decreased. But hail ihi tie vise been neglected anil a chance taken that there would he no urgent need for water the results are hard to predict, for within the four-hour period in which it is estimated the water would have been shut off. four tire alarms were turned in. As it was these fires were easily handled, there being sufficient water pressure available at each, hut had the water been totally lacking it is easily within the probabilities that a conflagration would have resulted. The water department is cer tainlv to be congratulated that it took no chances in supplying its ever-to-be-expected support of the fire department.