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Courtesy of Various Sources, 06/30/2021

NEW WATER MAINS ARE BEING

Work of laying the pipe line for the new city water system will be begun within a few days. Already most of the 12-inch main pipe is on the ground and has been strung along the street. Through the courtesy of City engineer R.F. Gray the Standard man was shown the plans of the system.

The 12-inch main pipe begins at the pumping station north of the track and will extend as far south along Main street as to the north side of Mayes’ addition, a length of 4,00 feet. This 12-inch pipe will also extend up to the reservoir. On Third street west to Capital Hill there will be a 10-inch pipe and on Fifth street from the library east to Maple street an 8-inch pipe will be laid. Also on Eighth street from Ash east to Maple the plans call for an 8-nch pipe, and on all the streets running north and south from these larger feeders, 4-inch service pipes will be put it.

According to the plans there will be 45 new hydrants and 60 valves in the mains, in place of the three valves which very inadequately perform the work of the system at the present time. The addition of this large number of shut-off valves will permit of shutting off the system to only a very limited number of the users of the water at time, when it is necessary to make connection with the mains for new patrons coming on the line. At the present time, a new connection on the line ofttimes means the shutting off of the water to half the people in the city during the time the connection is being made.

The arrangement of the sizes of the lines on the different streets has replaced only a small portion of the old system, and still giving an equal division of the water to all consumers.

The new system will give a pressure of a full 50 pounds to the square inch, and will be amply sufficient                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for fire purposes. The head in the reservoir is gaining a little at the present time, Mr. Gray informs us, but still the supply of the well and the size of the pumping plant are about equally insufficient to produce the water for the present needs of the city. Relief will come from this source, however, when the new pipe has been laid, the larger pipe causing less pressure from the pumping plant to the reservoir than the smaller one now in use.

The contract for the laying of the system has been let to the Gordon Construction Co., a Casper concern which has moved its large power digger and dredger to Lusk to be placed in use on this work. The Gordon construction Co. were the contractors for the water system of Scottsbluff, and have but recently completed a contract for a similar system at Manville, this county.  Mr. Gordon informs the Standard man that he is in readiness to start work on the Lusk system so soon as all of the material is on the ground, and the large digger can be seen sitting just opposite the Northwestern depot, on the north side of the track.

The people living in the southern part of town and far beyond the reach of the lines of the present system are especially pleased to see this line going in, as those living at the extreme southern part of the new addition are at present compelled to have their water hauled to their doors by wagon for home consumption.                                                                                                                        

Work of laying the pipe line for the new city water system will be begun within a few days. Already most of the 12-inch main pipe is on the ground and has been strung along the street. Through the courtesy of City engineer R.F. Gray the Standard man was shown the plans of the system.

The 12-inch main pipe begins at the pumping station north of the track and will extend as far south along Main street as to the north side of Mayes’ addition, a length of 4,00 feet. This 12-inch pipe will also extend up to the reservoir. On Third street west to Capital Hill there will be a 10-inch pipe and on Fifth street from the library east to Maple street an 8-inch pipe will be laid. Also on Eighth street from Ash east to Maple the plans call for an 8-nch pipe, and on all the streets running north and south from these larger feeders, 4-inch service pipes will be put it.

According to the plans there will be 45 new hydrants and 60 valves in the mains, in place of the three valves which very inadequately perform the work of the system at the present time. The addition of this large number of shut-off valves will permit of shutting off the system to only a very limited number of the users of the water at time, when it is necessary to make connection with the mains for new patrons coming on the line. At the present time, a new connection on the line ofttimes means the shutting off of the water to half the people in the city during the time the connection is being made.

The arrangement of the sizes of the lines on the different streets has replaced only a small portion of the old system, and still giving an equal division of the water to all consumers.

The new system will give a pressure of a full 50 pounds to the square inch, and will be amply sufficient                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 for fire purposes. The head in the reservoir is gaining a little at the present time, Mr. Gray informs us, but still the supply of the well and the size of the pumping plant are about equally insufficient to produce the water for the present needs of the city. Relief will come from this source, however, when the new pipe has been laid, the larger pipe causing less pressure from the pumping plant to the reservoir than the smaller one now in use.

The contract for the laying of the system has been let to the Gordon Construction Co., a Casper concern which has moved its large power digger and dredger to Lusk to be placed in use on this work. The Gordon construction Co. were the contractors for the water system of Scottsbluff, and have but recently completed a contract for a similar system at Manville, this county.  Mr. Gordon informs the Standard man that he is in readiness to start work on the Lusk system so soon as all of the material is on the ground, and the large digger can be seen sitting just opposite the Northwestern depot, on the north side of the track.

The people living in the southern part of town and far beyond the reach of the lines of the present system are especially pleased to see this line going in, as those living at the extreme southern part of the new addition are at present compelled to have their water hauled to their doors by wagon for home consumption.                                                                                                                        

EXTENDED TO MEET DEMAND

The Lusk Standard July 18, 1919

Work of laying the pipe line for the new city water system will be begun within a few days. Already most of the 12-inch main pipe is on the ground and has been strung along the street. Through the courtesy of City engineer R.F. Gray the Standard man was shown the plans of the system.

The 12-inch main pipe begins at the pumping station north of the track and will extend as far south along Main street as to the north side of Mayes’ addition, a length of 4,00 feet. This 12-inch pipe will also extend up to the reservoir. On Third street west to Capital Hill there will be a 10-inch pipe and on Fifth street from the library east to Maple street an 8-inch pipe will be laid. Also on Eighth street from Ash east to Maple the plans call for an 8-nch pipe, and on all the streets running north and south from these larger feeders, 4-inch service pipes will be put it.

According to the plans there will be 45 new hydrants and 60 valves in the mains, in place of the three valves which very inadequately perform the work of the system at the present time. The addition of this large number of shut-off valves will permit of shutting off the system to only a very limited number of the users of the water at time, when it is necessary to make connection with the mains for new patrons coming on the line. At the present time, a new connection on the line ofttimes means the shutting off of the water to half the people in the city during the time the connection is being made.

The arrangement of the sizes of the lines on the different streets has replaced only a small portion of the old system, and still giving an equal division of the water to all consumers.

The new system will give a pressure of a full 50 pounds to the square inch, and will be amply sufficient                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             for fire purposes. The head in the reservoir is gaining a little at the present time, Mr. Gray informs us, but still the supply of the well and the size of the pumping plant are about equally insufficient to produce the water for the present needs of the city. Relief will come from this source, however, when the new pipe has been laid, the larger pipe causing less pressure from the pumping plant to the reservoir than the smaller one now in use.

The contract for the laying of the system has been let to the Gordon Construction Co., a Casper concern which has moved its large power digger and dredger to Lusk to be placed in use on this work. The Gordon construction Co. were the contractors for the water system of Scottsbluff, and have but recently completed a contract for a similar system at Manville, this county.  Mr. Gordon informs the Standard man that he is in readiness to start work on the Lusk system so soon as all of the material is on the ground, and the large digger can be seen sitting just opposite the Northwestern depot, on the north side of the track.

The people living in the southern part of town and far beyond the reach of the lines of the present system are especially pleased to see this line going in, as those living at the extreme southern part of the new addition are at present compelled to have their water hauled to their doors by wagon for home consumption.                                                                                                                        


WORKS—MAINS BEING ENLARGED

The Lusk Standard, August 8, 1919

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