Waterworks Extension at Syracuse.
The new water extension system at Syracuse embraces a standpipe and distribution system to supply water for fire protection and general consumption for a section of the Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Nineteenth wards and a portion of the Elmwood district of the Thirteenth ward, where the elevation is so great that the city has never even extended its mains there, bcause the Woodland reservoir could not supply the pressure. The new high-pressure supply will be afforded by the standpipe, whose base will be. 60 ft. higher than the level of the reservoir, and 345 above that of the Erie canal. It will cost $50,000 and the distributing system about $90,000 more and will supply 25,000 persons—five times more than at present. The pressure will be increased from 20 lb. to 40 or 50 lb. The casing tower of the standpipe is to be erected on a foundation of concrete 7 ft. in depth. It will be 76 ft. in diameter and 55 ft. in height, and will be covered with a handsome dome-shaped roof built of reinforced concrete, to the peak of which a stairway is carried. Inside the tower will be the uncovered steel standpipe with a capacity of 1,250,000 gal. This standpipe will be 66 ft. in diameter by 51 ft. 3 in. in height. It will be built of ten courses of steel plate. The connections with the standpipe are to be so arranged that it can be fed from either the old or the new conduit. The overflow-discharge from it will be through an 18-in. pipe into a fountain in the centre of the large reservoir. The pipe-line that will carry the high-pressure service to the University highlands will be 3 miles in length, one-half mile of which is already laid in the shape of a 30-in. main from a point near the Woodland reservoir at Crossett street and South Geddes street to the old pumping station.