Water for Minneapolis.
It has been proposed to supply Minneapolis, Minn., with water from lake Superior. The nearest point on that lake is about 150 miles from the city. A pipe-line would be somewhat longer. The Minneapolis reservoir is more than 400 ft. higher than the lake. It would, therefore, be necessary to pump the water to this height. The cost of pumning would he further increased because there is high ground between Minneapolis and the lake, and the water would have to he pumped over a summit 60 miles on the Minneapolis side of and about 550 ft. higher than the lake, so that the elevation to which it would he necessary to lift the water, including friction, would not be less than 700 or 800 ft The cost of the pipe line and pumping station would not be less than $15,000,000. The operating expenses for 27.000,000 gal. daily would not be less than $200,000 tier annum. These figures, it is stated, are correct and it is claimed are sufficient to show that the protect is impracticable.