British Architect Volume 52

British Architect Volume 52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...cement until the bags bear a title or mark that will enable the consumer to know that the cement is made abroad. The request seems a reasonable one, for at least it ought not to be possible for the foreign article to be sold for what it is not. The death is announced of Mr. John Knight, A.M.I.C.E., engineer to the Birmingham, Tame, and Rea District Drainage Board. "Practically the whole of Mr. Knight's professional career," states the Birmigham Daily Post, " was The water supply of Lancaster and Morecambe has been for some time inadequate to meet the strain of a summer drought. For two months this summer the two places have had to go on short commons. But this state of things is now practically ended, for the new Blea Tarn reservoir, which will hold something like 12o, ooo, ooo gallons, is almost completed, and is to be brought into use this winter. Over 6o, ooo has been spent upon the construction of this new storage reservoir. The growth of Morecambe is the chief factor in the case, that thriving town being entitled to 3oo, ooo gallons a day of Lancaster water; in dry weather the needed quantity is estimated at fully 68o, ooo gallons. Under the instructions of the Bolton Corporation, extensive surveys and experimental borings are being carried out, with a view to obtaining a new water supply from the head waters of the River Hodder, the principal tributary of the Ribble. This water-shed already supplies the needs of Preston, from Langden and Haredon brooks, and of Blackburn, from the Whitendale and Brennan streams. The Bolton project is to take a supply from the head waters of the Hodder itself, either at Croasdale Beck or Barughyll Beck, a scheme which is thought likely to seriously affect the Hodder as a fishing river....show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837916
  • 9781236837912