WATER REPORT, WILMINGTON, DEL.
The report of the waterworks system at Wilmington, Del., as furnished to the National Association of Fire Underwriters states that the works arc owned and operated by the municipality. The management is efficient. The supply is pumped front the Brandywine creek to a lowservice distributing reservoir, from which the supply to the higher services is repumped; the distribution is in three services; provision is made for direct putnpage into the low-service system a d to the high-service pumps; the pumping capacity is adequate; the consumption, low. The pressures are too low in most sections, very low in the high parts of the different services. The main arte.ies and secondary feeds are generally well arranged in the low service, but are inadequate in the high service; the mains are in good condition. The gate-valves are generally well spaced and in good condition. The hydrant spacing is too wide in the high-value districts; most of the hydrants are of a satisfactory type and in good condition. The new works nearing completion will furnish ample supply for the present, and will allow increased pressures in the high and low-services.