WATER NOTES

WATER NOTES

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.

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Nine miles of improvements to the streets of Mason City, Ia., have necessitated the purchase and laying of considerable water pipe.

The City Commission of Millville, N. J., is considering the purchase of the plant of the People’s Water Company for $125,000.

The water supply of Dennison, Ia., is soon to be increased by the drilling of a deep well. The contract has been let to W. H. Gray & Bros., at $6,000.

The State Water Supply Commission of New Jersey now figures upon ten municipalities entering into the Wanaque water development, The last to enter the project thus far is North Arlington.

The North Michigan Water Company, of Escanaba, Mich., has filed a detailed report and estimate of the valuation of the plant which supplies the city with water, giving $346,132 as the total value of the outfit.

Robert A. Zentmeyer, of Tyrone, Pa., has been appointed to the State Water Supply Commission. Mr. Zentmeyer has been engaged in a number of engineering projects in Blair and adjoining counties and is well known throughout the State.

At Portland, Ore., a pipe line will connect the storage tank with the overflow at the new reservoir so that a sufficient supply of water can be made available for the needs of the natatorium, independent of the new city water system. This will increase the city’s reserve supply for fire protection.

The work of construction of the new water system of Hibbing, Minn., is nearing completion. The first five of the seven wells contsacted for have been drilled and have a capacity of 2,750,000 gallons. The last two wells are being drilled, the reservoir is nearly finisher and the pipe line is being rapidly pushed to completion.

The Board of City Commissioners of Salt Lake City, Utah, has received a communication from the Board of County Commissioners requesting a 15-year lease on the Forest Dale water supply, which is owned by the city. The county is short of water and will construct a pipe line to carry the Forest Dale water into the county system, if the deal with the city is effected. Forest Dale district is now being supplied with city water, and the old supply has not been used since the subdivision was annexed to the city.

At the annual convention of the Michigan Association of City Clerks, held recently at Kalamazoo, some interesting statistics concerning the Kalamazoo waterworks were circulated. A card which Clerk Clarence L. Miller prepared and presented to each visiting clerk read: “One central station, two auxiliary stations and three standpipes are in service. Valuation (reproductive), $639,259.34. Coal used per year, 1,364 tons; total number of hydrants set, 739; streets mains in use, 85 miles; total number of meters in use, 7,110. Receipts from meter rates, $54,133.87, and receipts from meter rentals (10 per cent, rented), $3,092.67.”

Messrs. Layne and Burns, of the Layne & Bowler Co., of Houston, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn., presented a proposition recently, according to the Ironwood “News-Record,” to the city council of Ironwood, Mich., to explore and drill for water and to conduct it when found, to a reservoir for a total outlay of $277,500. If, after prospecting and drilling, a suitable supply of water is not located, the company agrees to cease all work and operations without incurring any expense to the city. $112,000 is the estimate for the delivery of the water from the wells to the reservoir. In this amount is included the equipment needed to pump the water to the reservoir, the laying of the necessary piping and the construction of a million-gallon storage tank. The only expense that would be incurred by the city, aside from the amounts stipulated in the contract, would be the purchase of about one hundred acres of land on which the wells, pumps and test holes would be located. A rough estimate for the laying of new water mains and lines to various parts of the city was about $450,000.