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" ... the great waste which was believed to exist. The pumpage at that time was 6,000,000 gallons per day and the engines were kept running to their utmost capacity. Even under these circumstances the fire engines had to take water under suction. Such a... "
Report on the water supply system of Chicago: its past, present and future - Page 61
by John Ernst Ericson - 1905 - 68 pages
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Proceedings, Volume 1

Brooklyn Engineers Club - Engineering - 1899
...the city were without water in the upper stories. Such a thing as fighting a fire with the hydrants was unknown. After the meters were put in the pumpage immediately fell from 6 000 000 to 1 250 000 and the pressure rose from 20 lbs. to the inch to 60 lbs. , and in case of fire...
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Annual Report

Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Public Works - 1904
...Georgia, a city that has been placed more completely under the meter system than any other, in 1898 gives the following results: The conditions of water...gallons per day and the pressure increased from 20 Ibs. per square inch to 60 and 80 Ibs. And similar testimony comes from all cities where meters have...
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