Water Board and Mills Reach Agreement
Tentative agreement has been reached between the water supply hoard of Providence, R. I., and representatives of five Pawtuxet Valley mills, who have claimed $1,900,000 as damages for its interference with their water rights in connection with their new water supply. It was agreed that the mills should be allowed 72,000,000 gallons of water a week, to be supplied at the rate of 12,000,000 gallons a day. A provision was later suggested by the engineers that would protect the city against any waste of this water and would insure that it would only be sent over the dam when it was actually required. This was the subject of the conference and an agreement was reached tentatively which, it is be-
lieved, by officials, will dispose of the matter. The mills represented at the meeting were the Hope Company, B. B. & R. Knight Company, Interlaken Mills, Barden Reservoir Company and the Posncgansett Reservoir Company.
The old pumping station of the city water works plant of Ironton, I11., which is now obsolete, is to be sold and removed.
A gravity system of filtration, with a daily capacity of 500,000 gallons, is in service in Malvern, Ark., as described by F. B. Medford, who has been superintendent of the works since they were built. Chlorine gas is used for sterilization.