Water for the Military Camp at Seattle.
A Seattle, Wash., correspondent writes that 12 miles of pipe-line will carry the water supply to the camp of every organisation on the American lake manteuvre grounds this summer. Company B, first battalion of the Engineering Corps, has charge of the work. Two large wells will furnish the supply. One, which was sunk by army engineers several years ago and has furnished the soldiers at every previous manoeuvre camp, has a capacity of nearly 6.000 gal. per hour. As 2,000 more soldiers will be at this camp than ever before, it was decided that another well must be sunk. The present well is 260 ft. above sea level, and will supply the camps on the north side of the track, which include all the regular regiments. The new well will be sunk on the south side of the track, near the camp of the second Washington, and will be 280 ft. above sea level. This well will supply all the militia soldiers, and the Quartermaster’s department. Instead of the water being pumped to large supply-towers, as in previous years, it will be piped direct to each camp, and smaller pipes will carry it to each company street. The 5.000-gal. tanks will contain the emergency supply from the first well and three tanks, with a combined capacity of 10.000 gal., from the new well. By this means there will always be an emergency supply of 20.000 gal. on hand, in case of a breakage in any of the pumps. Two engines at each well will do the pumping—-thus making it practically impossible for an accident to cut off the water supply.