WINNIPEG UNFAVORABLY REPORTED
A dispatch from Winnipeg, Man., dated August 25, states that a joint meeting of the fire, water and light committee of this city, the Manitoba and Northwest Underwriters and the Board of Trade was held to inquire into the water reserve in case of fire. J. M. Johnston and Robert Howe represented the underwriters, and stated that several insurance companies desired no further liabilities in the Winnipeg business section. owing to the inadequate fire protection through lack of water pressure. The water plant is now undergoing repairs, and further additions are being pushed ahead: but the city finds it difficult to keep pace with the rapid development: consequently, the standard pressure cannot be kept up. The council realises this and is taking speedy steps to remedy the evil. To this end a new source of supply at Poplar Springs, some distance from the city, will he examined. The fire department and its efficiency were not called in question. All the trouble is with the lack of adequate water pressure.