WILL BUILD ITS OWN WATERWORKS.

WILL BUILD ITS OWN WATERWORKS.

The Central Railway company of Georgia is building a $30,000 water plant for its shops. The source of supply will be the river, which will be connected with the system by nearly a mile of steel pipe, to lay which will cost a large sum. Each section of this pipe-line will be 12 ft., with an interior diameter of 6 ins. In most places the pipe must be laid 8 ft. under ground, and the houses will have to be braced up along the line. At the main bank, close to the water, will be built a 30-ft. square brick dry well, the depth of which will be 30 ft. In it will be installed the pumping apparatus, the motive power of which will be electricity furnished by the company’s own plant, A 50,000-gal. tank will be temporarily built for storage purposes; it will be superseded hereafter by a reservoir. A filtering plant and settling-basin will be added, and the engines will be supplied with filtered water. The Central company has no complaint to make as to the quality of the water now furnished; but the expense each year is such that it is believed that furnishing its own supply will be cheaper than buying it.

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