WATER SUPPLY OF COSHOCTON.
Coshocton, Ohio, draws its water supply from a well sunk in a piece of bottom land midway between the two rivers that unite in forming the Muskingum, and but a short distance from their meeting. The result is an excellent supply of pure water, the same in high water as in low. The supply is drawn from a bed of glaciergravel and filters in from both rivers. One million two hundred thousand gals, a day are furnished from this one well, a sufficient supply for the 2,500 families on the service as well as for the manufacturing concerns. The water is pumped direct into the mains, passes to the city and the surplus from the city passes to a reserve-reservoir. Coshocton’s water system has been found very satisfactory. The department is self-sustaining, and it assists in keeping up the fire department and provides for about $7,000 worth of extension-work each year. Meters are extensively employed, and jn their use is found a great saving in the consumption of water.
The work of laying pipes for the waterworks system at West Bend, Wis., is being completed.