—Hartford, Conn., has 465 fire hydrants.
—West Hartford, Conn., is to have a gystem of sewerage.
—West St. Paul, Minn,, wants an increased water supply.
—Montreal, Can., has 945 fire hydrants and 144 1/2 miles of water mains.
—The water mains at Marion, Ind., will be extended considerably this spring.
—Tilton, N. H., is agitating the water-works question. L. S. Atkinson is town clerk.
—It is expected that the Seguin (Tex.) Water-Works will be in operation by April 1.
—A $15,000 system of water-works is to be in operation by October next at Loup City, Neb.
—The new water-works at Independence, Ia., are about completed and will be tested next month.
—Laramie, Wyo., is shortly to vote on the question of issuing $40,000 in bonds for a sewerage system.
—The Tennessee Mineral Land and Improvement Company will build the water-works at Athens, Tenn.
—Princeton, Ind., is to have a new water-works system. Drs. E. F. Gilman and W. G. Kidd are interested.
—Housatonic, Mass., will have water-works. A charter has been granted, and surveys will shortly be made.
—Cedar Rapids, Ia., is to have a sy-tem of sewerage upon plans of Chester B. Davis, civil engineer of Chicago.
—Galveston, Tex., is likely to adopt a system of driven wells for a water supply. H. T. Wilson is city engineer.
—A company is organiz’ng to build water-works at Newtown. Conn. Hull & Palmer of Bridgeport will make the surveys.
—Ypsilanti, Mich., wil! vote April 4 on the question of issuing $roo,ooo water works bonds. The city clerk is Frank Joslyn.
—The total quantity of water pumped at Montreal, Can., in 1886, was 4.614,679,240 gallons, a daily average of 12,647,000 gallons.
—James Bailey, employed in constructing water-works at Plattsmouth, Neb., fell from the stand-pipe on March 14 and was instantly killed.
—The report of Prof. James T. Gardiner on the sources of water supply for Syracuse, N. Y., favor the Salmon River and Cardiff schemes.
—Among the latest water-works companies incorporated are the Graylock (Mass.) Institute Water Company and the Mystic (Conn.) Water Company.
—The contract for the pumping machinery of the new water-works at Elgin, Ill., has been given to the Worthington Company, and the construction of the works will be begun on April 1. It is expected that sixteen miles of mains will be laid this year, and about four miles more in the near future.
—C. P. Bassett, civil engineer of Newark, N. J., has submitted a report on a system of water-works and sewerage to the town council of Plainfield, N. J.
—St. Peter, Minn., is almost entirely without fire protection, having only one small old-fashioned engine. The water-works question is being strongly agitated.
—The name of the Interstate Gas Company of St. Louis has been changed to the Interstate Gas and Water-works Company and the capital increased to $150,000.
—Fifty thousand dollars is to be raised for Bar Harbor, Me., sewerage, and Winona, Minn. ; Milford, Mass. ; Greeley, Col., and Clifton, O., are to have sewerage systems.
—The Suffolk County Water Company, with a capital stock of $25,000, has been incorporated by Frank G. Lockwood and others. The office will be at Patchogue, Long Island.
—Chief Engineer Higgins of Albany, N. Y., says that more fire hydrants ate needed in that city. He also complains that in the lumber districts most of the hydrants are hidden by lumber piles.
—Worcester, Mass., will adopt a plan for purifying its sewage before empty ing it into the Blackstone river. City Engineer Allen proposes a system by chemical precipitation, but no plan has yet been adopted.
—The Westmoreland Water Company, Greensburg, Pa., has elected the following officers : President, George F. Huff; treasurer, William Pollock ; secretary, W. B. Meredith. The water-works will be pushed.
—The Somerset Water Company has applied to the Massachusetts ligislalure for a charter. It proposes to supply the towns of Somerset and Oighton with water. The incorporators are George Alexander and others.
—A proposition has been made by a Pittsburgh (Pa.) company, headed t y S. Coon, to construct and maintain a $75,000 water supply system at Portland, Md., the city to pay nothing beyond a small rental for fire hydrants.
—Following are places where water-works will be built or those already constructed, improved : Worthington, Austen, St. Peter, St. Paul, Little Falls, O tonvillc, Albert Lea, Waseca, South Stillwater, all in the State of Minnesota.
—The water works at Sedalia, Mo., have been purchased by Quigley & Co. of St. Louis, who have paid $100,000 for the plant and the sole right to supply the city (or a term of twenty-one years. The city of Sedalia will pay $7500 yearly for 125 fire hydrants.
—The construction of the water-works system at Carlyle, Ill., has now begun in earnest. There are to be about three and one-half miles or mains, sixty-four fire hydrants and a number of public watering-places. The stand-pipe will be 125 feet high. The entire cost of the works will approximate $50,000.
—The people of Brooklyn, N. Y., paid for water last year $1,347,571, an increase of $89,775 over 1885. The cost of maintaining the waterworks was $541,836, a decrease of $5,875 from the figures of 1885. The average daily consumption of water for the year 1886, was over 45,000,000 gallons.
—Canisteo, N. Y., has an excellent fire department, but its water supply is decidedly imperfect. Water is available for fire protection in only about one-half of the town, although river, creek and mill race are at hand, as well as several large springs. The advisability of building water-works is being warmly discussed.
—Quigley & Co. bf St. Louis are acquiring a large number of water and gas franchises in Missouri, Kansas, and elsewhere. They now have in operation water-works at Arkansas City, Ark.; gas works at Eureka Springs, Ark.; gas works at Hutchinson, Kan., and are putting in water and gas works at Holden, Mo., and Kiowa, Kan.
—Stevens Point, Wis., has given to New York parties a franchise to construct and maintain water-woiks for twenty years. The stand-pipe wdl be 20 x 120 feet, and the pumps will ba two in number and of 2,000,000 gallons capacity each. Niue miles of mains will be laid. The city will pay a rental of $5000 per annum. Work will be begun before May 1.
—The Boston Board of Aldermen last Monday passed an order requesting the water board in the proposed competitive test of water meters to subject the various water meters submitted to a service covering a period of twelve consecutive months, as follows : Three months of that time to be a lest upon high service of not less than eighty pounds pressure to the square inch : three months to be a test upon a service of not less than forty pounds to the square inch ; three months to be a test up in a service of not less than twenty-five pounds to the square inch, and a final test of three months service in buildings connected to service pipes.
—The following bids for building a dam at Gilbert Run for waterworks at Bradford, Pa, were opened by Mr. Lindsey, city clerk, on the 21st inst :
The contract for the dam was awarded to J. A M. McMahon, and for street paving to O’Brien A Douglas.