The Manual of American Water-works, Volume 1

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Moses Nelson Baker
Engineering News, 1889 - Water-supply engineering
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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 123 - Notes on the Flow of the West Branch of the Croton River." With a large diagram and four tables. By JJR Croes. Trans. Am. 800. CE, vol. VI., pp. 78-86 and erratum on p. VI. "Description of a Line of Large Water-Mains, laid by the Croton Aqueduct Department of the City of New York; and an Inquiry into the Causes of Failure of a few of them.
Page 89 - 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 Го.
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Page 46 - 79. the surface of the bed was not cleaned, and in this time 20 in. of silt had accumulated After being cleaned it supplied the gallery for only 9 days before another inch of silt entirely stopped the yield. Finding that the bed needed cleaning 3...
Page 309 - The latter had a surface area of 8,742 sq. ft., and was excavated 7 ft. below the river, On the river side of the upper basin, 7 ft. below the surface, a gallery 18 by 21 in. was built, emptying into the lower basin. From It 14 smaller galleries extended under the upper basin, the bottom of which was covered with graduated gravel and sand, the coarsest gravel being at the bottom and there being 7 in. of fine sand at the top.
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