WATER FOR BRANCH BROOK PARK.
A new pumphouse is being built on Branch Brook park, Newark, N. J., and pipes are being division to that in the northen division of the park. This will equalise the supply in all the laid to transfer water from the lake in the middle three lakes, as well as cause a larger circulation, so that there will be a steady and readily perceptible movement from the uppermost end of the lake system in the northern division to the outlet near the boathouse at the intersection of Eighth avenue and Orange street. The lakes in the park are fed by springs; but the lake in the northern portion of the park has never been so well supplied as the other two. The new pumphouse, when finished, will be south of the Bloomfield avenue bridge. It will measure 12×16 ft. in ground dimensions and will be of concrete, with a slate roof. In it will be installed a vertical, triplex, double-acting Worthington pump, having a capacity of about 700 gals, a minute. It will be operated by a Wagner electric moto. There will be nearly a mile of pipe extending from the pumphouse to the upper end of the lake in the northern division or Branch Brook park. Eightinch iron pipe is being used for this purpose. There will also be four cart hydrants connected with the main pipe-line, running from the pumphouse to the lake in the northern division, and affording an ample supply of water for watering the various streets in the park. This will prove quite a saving, as it will not be necessary to buy water for this purpose in the future. It is estimated that the pump to be installed will remove about 1,000,000 gals, of water from the lake in the middle division of the park to the lake in the northern division daily, which will keep the supply of water normal.