The Manual of American Water-works

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Engineering News, 1892 - Water-supply engineering
Containing the history, details of construction, source and mode of water supply, pumping machinery, distribution, consumption, pressure, hydrant rental, revenue and expenses, cost and debt, etc., etc., of every water-works in the United States and Canada, with summaries for each state and group of states; and directory of water-works officials, engineers and contractors.

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Page 55 - Reporter, containing all similar decisions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and District of Columbia...
Page 119 - The franchise provides neither for control of rates nor purchase of works by the borough.
Page 55 - First supplied from small gravity works buitt by со. last century; bought by city in '51 and extended. Supply. — Patroon and Sand creeks, by gravity, and Hudson River by pumping to reservoir and repumping to high service reservoir. Financial year closes Nov. 1, but statistics for distribution are for Dec. 31. In '85 Special Water Commission was appointed to obtain a new supply. Attempt was made to secure 15,000,000 galls, of water daily from driven wells, and in Sept., '89, 390 2-in. wells had...
Page 10 - ... the table, will enable the reader to form an opinion regarding the value of all figures given. The figures are the best that can be obtained, and are more complete, uniform and more nearly up to date, it is believed, than any ever before published. They give certain facts regarding the con sumption of water and use of meters in the 50 largest cities of the United States and in others both large and small which, although they must be taken with qualifications, are for comparative purposes of great...
Page 2 - ... after all, a good one, since the three to six year bodies together number 43, and these, with the bodies chosen for life and the perpetual bodies, number 102, or about 55 per cent, of the total number reporting. In addition it must be borne in mind that many of the works are under the same superintendent year after year, and that upon him the successful operation of the works often almost wholly depends. In many instances the superintendent is the only man who really knows anything about the...
Page 380 - S'. and 67 to 83 Vail Ave., TROY, NY VAUVÊ5 Double and Single Gate, 1-2 in. to 48 in., outside and inside Screws, Indicator, etc., for Gas, Water, Steam and Oil.
Page 11 - Pitteburg, and less than half at Grand Rapids. A list of 29 duplicate and triplicate plants in 25 cities was given on p. (V), and further comment upon competing plants was promised. These duplicate works are so circumstanced that there is, with two or three exceptions, little or no real competition between them, or the works in themselves are very small.
Page 36 - Brook, and canal to connect above with old Broad Brook Canal, WP Latham, Northampton; 54-in. iron pipe, RF Hawkins, Springfield; new canal around reservoir, GM Atkins & Co., Palmer; cut-off dam across branch of Ludlow reservoir, and part of Higher Brook Canal work, HE Stanton, Huntington; remaining work, including new waste-way at Cherry Valley dam, done by city. Most of work completed by Dec. 31, '90. Appropriation for above improvements to Dec. 10, '90, $161,000, which it was thought would complete...
Page 166 - 91, OA Bull, City Clerk stated that one or two companies had submitted propositions to construct works, but no action had been taken. Projects described in 1888-90 Manual, p. 327, were not carried out. MACÓN, Bibb Co. (Pop., not given.) Highland Park Land & Improvement Co. proposed to let contracts Oct. 1, '91. to supply suburb of Macón; works to be in operation by April 1, '9.'.

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