The Omaha, Neb., Water Board is completing the improvement of the Walnut Hill reservoir site.
The Hazleton Water Company plans to supply Hazleton, Pa., with water from a stream about fourteen miles distant from the town.
Engineer Clark, of the firm of Clark and Pratt, of Cleveland, O., has begun preparing plans for improvements to the water works at Lima, O.
Superintendent W. J. Allen, of the water works at Waukegan, Ill., has been re-elected president of the North Shore Sanitary District.
The Water Commission, at Monaca, Pa., is making preparations for enlarging its water supply for the summer. About 400,000 gallons a day are now being furnished by the reservoir.
The Mineral Range Railroad Company is considering the erection of a large storage tank near Ahmeek, Mich., and plans to enter into a contract with that village for getting water for this tank.
The South Fork Water Company, of South Fork, Pa., has secured 2,000 white pine and 2,000 Scotch pine, through the district forester, and will shortly plant these trees on its watershed.
The City Council, of Findlay, O., has authorized Service Director Metzer to lease 130 additional acres of land for water works purposes. The city’s watershed, with this addition, will consist of 575 acres.
Dr. M. P. Conway has been chosen president of the Water Board of Auburn, N. Y., to succeed F. A. Benson, whose term of office expired recently. This is Dr. Conway’s sixth, though not consecutive, term as president of this Board.
The amount of water pumped daily at Cheboygan, Mich., during the winter months averaged 900,000 gallons, and twice it reached 1,000,000 gallons, according to the records of Chief Engineer Smith, of the water works. Since the beginning of spring the water consumption has fallen off about 150,000 gallons a day.
W. R. Tasker has resigned as superintendent of the Water and Light System at Tecumseh, Neb., in order to accept a similar position at Norton, Kan. Superintendent Tasker held this position at Norton for nine years previous to coming to Tecumseh three years ago. He is succeeded by A. R. Taylor, formerly his assistant.
Bennett F. Smith has been elected president of the Board of Water Works Commissioners of Temple, Tex., to succeed J. K. Campbell, who was recently elected mayor.
In connection with the report of the Sioux Falls, S. D., Water Department, for the year terminating December 31, 1915, Commissioner John Mundt issued a statement in which he said: “The gross revenue and receipts of the department during the last year regardless of the wet season was $77,145.34 and after deducting the rost of operation, maintenance, bond and warrant interest, etc., left a profit of $31,311.41. and after a further liberal deduction of $7,859.50 for depreciation, leaves the net profit at $23,451.96.”
Superintendent D. E. Jones, of the Lowville, N. Y., water works plant, has recently finished planting 2,500 red pine, 2,600 white pine and 1,000 Scotch pine at the head waters of the system in the town of Watson. This makes a total of 39,000 pines planted since the beginning of reforesting in 1910, and practically covers from 35 to 40 acres surrounding the springs. The past winter was rather severe on the plans set out last fall, ow_____ng to frequent rains, followed by freezing temperature. From 4.000 to 5,000 trees will he planted each spring for several years to come.