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The Armour Engineer, Vol. 5

Excerpt from The Armour Engineer, Vol. 5: The Semi-Annual Technical Publication of the Student Body of the Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois; January, 1913 For the purpose of relieving the water shortage in the extreme south and southwest portions of Chicago, as well as to reinforce the supply for Hyde Park and Englewood, the plan for the con struction of the Southwest Land and Lake Tunnel System was decided upon by the Department of Public Works during the year 1905. After careful study it was decided to provide a supply for a daily pumpage of not less than gallons from three different additional pumping stations. The sizes of the tunnels were figured so that the average velocity of the water should not exceed 2 feet per second. On account of the operating conditions and quality of water, a site for an intake crib adjacent to the present Hyde Park crib was selected. This crib is about feet off shore, due east from 59th street, about six and one-half miles south from the commercial center of the city. Sites for the three pumping stations were adopted as follows: One in the vicinity of South Chicago; one at 7sth street and Western avenue, and one at lo4th street and Harvard avenue. The latter point being in the territory of greatest need as to water supply, plans were made with a view of completing that station first, and necessary funds were appropriated by the City Council for starting the work in 1906. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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