Two New Pumps for Raleigh, N. C.
The city of Raleigh, N. C., purchased two motor driven centrifugal pumps which will be installed at the city pumping station. Each pump has the capacity for a speed of 1200 revolutions per minute and a capacity of 2,100 gallons per minute, or a combined capacity of about 7,000,000 gallons per day.
The Morris Machine Company was the lowest of the seven bids submitted, and they were awarded the contract for the installation of the pumps.
The old steam pumps will be retained, Mayor Culbreth stated, to be used in case of emergency. The new pumps are expected to be installed in the course of about three months. They will be paid for from the proceeds of bonds already authorized, and are a part of the plan to improve the city water system. A new pipe line from Lake Raleigh to the pumping station has recently been installed.
In the opinion of the mayor the water supply was safe for a good many years yet, and he roughly estimated that an increase to 50,000 people would be necessary before the water source would have to be changed. Ultimately, Mayor Culbreth said, the town would have to go to Neuse River for its water supply, but with the city using about 3,750,000 gallons of water per day and with a capacity of 5,000,000 gallons per day, it would be several years yet before the change would be made necessary.
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