WATER SUPPLY OF FORT WILLIAM.

WATER SUPPLY OF FORT WILLIAM.

At present Fort William, Out., is taking its water from the Katninistiqua river; but, owing to the great increase of navigation, contemplates in the near future to take the supply from loch Lomond, a lake on the side of Mount McKay, 300 feet above the level of lake Superior. This wonderful lake is nine miles long and three miles wide, and so deep in places that none as yet have found the bottom. The water is as pure as can be, and has capacity for supplying 500,000 of city population, i ne natural waste of this wonderful lake, through its outlet on Carp river, aggregates 30,000,000 gallons per day,—about equal to the quantity used by the city of Toronto. The project of developing water from loch Lomond will require 4.000 feet of tunnel and five miles of mains, at a cost of $250,000.00. The opinion seems pretty generally entertained that, if the Kakaheka falls had been developed into a waterpower, Fort William would have got some of the manufacturing concerns that have gone to Hamilton, Out.

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