Journal of the New England Water Works Association, Volume 28

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New England Water Works Association., 1915 - Water-supply
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Page 190 - The pipes and special castings shall be smooth, free from scales, lumps, blisters, sand holes and defects of every nature which unfit them for the use for which they are intended.
Page 192 - The valve must be faced with a yielding material, such as rubber or leather, except that, if of the gate type, a bronze ring may be used.
Page 2 - Water is ingested in greater amounts than all other substances combined, and it is no less the chief excretion. It is the vehicle of the principal foods and excretory products, for most of these are dissolved as they enter or leave the body.
Page 141 - Hazen clearly indicate that where one death from typhoid fever has been avoided by the use of a better water, a certain number of deaths, probably two or three, from other causes, have been avoided.
Page 188 - All hydrants must be fitted with bell ends to fit standard cast-iron pipe, or if flanged they must be fitted with flanges of the standard dimensions corresponding to the pressure under which they are to be used; connecting pipe or flange from...
Page 90 - That the report of the Treasurer be accepted and placed on file.
Page 23 - If doubts remain, let a search be made for any other substance which, however slightly, can claim to rival water as the milieu of simple organisms, as the milieu inlerieur of all living things, or in any other of the countless physiological functions which it performs either automatically or as a result of adaptation.
Page 191 - Specimen bars of the metal used, each being 26 inches long by 2 inches wide and i inch thick, shall be made without charge as often as the engineer may direct, and, in default of definite instructions, the contractor shall make and test at least one bar from each heat or run of metal. The bars, when placed flatwise upon supports 24...
Page 190 - All pipes and special castings shall be made of cast iron of good quality, and of such character as shall make the metal of the castings strong, tough and of even grain, and soft enough to satisfactorily admit of drilling and cutting. The metal shall be made without any admixture of cinder iron or other inferior metal, and shall be remelted in a cupola or air furnace.
Page 13 - To sum up, this property appears to possess a three-fold importance. First it operates powerfully to equalize and to moderate the temperature of the earth; secondly it makes possible very effective regulation of the temperature of the living organism; and thirdly it favours the meteorological cycle. All of these effects are true maxima, for no other substance can in this respect compare with water.

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