The Manual of American Water-works, Volume 2
Moses Nelson Baker
Engineering News, 1889 - 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 xxxiii - From this table it appears that of the 1,960 water- works in the United States 818, or 41.7 per cent., are owned by public corporations, and 1,106, or 56.4 per cent., by private corporations, the ownership of the remaining number being unknown. In Canada the showing for public works is still better, there being 57.1 per TABLE 5-S.
Page xxv - Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Indiana Indian Territory Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma...
Page xxi - Record is kept of the proceedings of the engineering and technical societies and clubs, and the latest technical books and magazines are fully reviewed and discussed. The correspondence columns contain communications from engineers, contractors and others, regarding matters of current interest. The advertising columns and...
Page 126 - Co. CROUP 2. Middle States. Water-Works Completed, in Process of Construction or Projected, in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and District of Columbia. NEW YORK. Water-Works Completed or In Process of Construction. ADAMS, Jefferson Co. (Pop..
Page 104 - Providence. Contractor for pipe laying, FB Durfee, Norwich, Conn. Water Supply. — Water bearing gravel, near Saugatuck river, Peacedale, by pumping to stand-pipe 190 feet above tide-level. The area to be supplied is generally from 10 to 60, and at extreme points 130 feet above tide-level. Financial.— Estimated cost, $138,000.
Page xxvi - Gas, steam, Oil, Acid, Ammonia, Etc, FIRE HYDRANTS WITH OR WITHOUT INDEPENDENT NOZZLE VALVES. GENERAL OFFICE AND WORKS : INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS. TREASURER'S OFFICE : 72 KILBY STREET, BOSTON, "WO:R:K: o- XT -A.
Page xlix - R, we see that in every State and territory of the Union, and in every province of Canada...
Page xxi - ... sewer building, street paving, highways, river and harbor improvement, bridge construction, public buildIngs erected, tunneling, pile driving, dredging, blasting operations, experiments and actual work in concrete and cement, electricity and gas, artesian wells, canals, everything, In fact, having any relation to public works, or the business of civil engineering and contracting, while from the abstracts of bids published from week to week, the prices of labor, materials and other elements of...
Page 222 - In 72 a tank was erected to regulate pressure from direct pumping, and in '74 the wooden conduit from the spring to the pump-well was replaced by an 18-in. ci pipe, and a Cameron steam pumping engine put in. Later improvements described below. It is interesting to know that early in their history these works filled those who saw them with astonishment and admiration, and on a register kept at that time are the names of many visitors of note, among whom were: 'in April 1768, Oov. Penn and Lady and...