OTHER MUNICIPAL WORKS – Fire Engineering
OTHER MUNICIPAL WORKS
– Entrepreneurs and municipal agents will benefit from reading the contractual intelligence in FEU ET EAU every week. More articles of interest to city and town authorities will be found in its columns than in any newspaper of a similar class published in the country. Subscription is only $ 3 per year, $ 1 for four months.
—Rockford, Illinois, talks about building a sewage system.
– Roanoke, Va., Is considering a sewage system.
—John P. Adams has been appointed works commissioner for the city of Brooklyn.
– Kansas City, Missouri, will award contracts for about $ 45,000 worth of remediation work early next month.
—Brockton, Mass., Will ask the legislature for permission to drain certain lands, straighten canals, remove dams, & c.
– A Philadelphia City Council committee is studying the issue of improving the city’s sewers.
– Congress will be asked for a credit for the construction of a breakwater at Vineyard Haven, at a cost of at least $ 4,000,000.
-Reading. Pa., Will invite proposals over the course of a few weeks for the construction of two sewers at an estimated cost of $ 60,000.
– The tenth annual meeting of the Engineers Club of Philadelphia will be held on January 14, at which the 1888 officers will be elected.
—The Connecticut Association of Civil Engineers and Surveyors will hold its fourth annual meeting in Hartford. January 10. DS Brinsmade and EP Augur are the company secretaries.
—The annual report of Public Works Superintendent Shanahan of Albany, NY, to the legislature will show how more than $ 1,500,000 was spent last year on maintaining the state’s canals.
—The Indiana Society of Civil Engineers and Surveyors will hold its eighth annual meeting at the Surveyor’s Office at the Indianapolis Courthouse on January 17, 18 and 19. LS Alter is the corresponding secretary of the company.
– An explosion went off Thursday in the sewer trench on Main and Wall Streets in Norwalk, Connecticut, severely damaging the Wilson building and demolishing the gas line, leaving that part of town gas-free for about twenty-four time.
—Citizens of Paso del Norte, Mexico, protest against the flushing of El Paso’s sewers into the Rio Grande River. The Mexican government brought up ours on the subject. The El Paso sewage system was only recently completed.
– The ad is made of a new hydraulic cement substitute that will beat fifteen pounds per square inch of pressure on a block half an inch thick, after being soaked four months the foot is made from of finely pulverized and burnt bricks mixed with lime and sand.
– By the fall of a derrick used in the construction of an elevated iron causeway through the Cuyahoga Valley in the city of Cleveland on January 5, two workers were killed and three injured. Two of the
the completed spans of the structure, as well as the unfinished portion, collapsed and fell 100 feet into the valley below.
-A summary of the operations of the Chicago Building Department shows that there were in this city in 1887, 4,833 buildings at a cost of $ 19,778,100, against a record for 1886 of 4,664 buildings, for $ 21,324,400, and for 1885 of 4,638 buildings, the cost of which was $ 19,624,100. The total frontage of the structures erected last year was nearly twenty-two miles.
– Representative SS Cox of New York introduced a bill for the construction of a warehouse of assessors in New York City, and also, under certain provisions, for the erection of a new office of customs. It is expected that the site chosen must cost no more than $ 8oo, ooo, and must be north of Liberty Street and no more than five blocks from the waterfront, and the cost of the building is limited to 700 $ 000.
—A project is underway in western Texas and southern New Mexco to build a canal over 200 miles long from the Rio Grande, over the Tornado Del Murto in New Mexico, along the highlands from Rio Grande to El Paso, to irrigate large areas of arid country. Many El Paso citizens are interested, and representatives will likely be sent to Washington to attempt to secure government assistance in the form of a land grant.
– During an inspection of public schools in fourteen neighborhoods in Philadelphia, twenty-nine were found to be defective. Of these, fifteen had foul wells, one of which also had damp cellars and one dark classrooms; six had faulty drainage, two had a faulty heater, one had faulty ventilation, one had faulty paving, one was afflicted with sewer gas, one had an insufficient water supply, one was not in use and one should have been abandoned long ago.
-The offers for street cleaning and garbage removal opened in Pniladelphia, Pa. On 9th inst. as follows: O. Wilson and Ed Ware, $ 69,990; Charles A. McBride, $ 72,965 and $ 73,000; John M. Mack, $ 74,500 and $ 77,000; D. & P. McNichol, $ 110,000; PC McEntrée, $ 59,890; Andrew Donnelly, $ 75,000 and $ 77,000, and $ 1,500 more if the garbage is burned; David McMahon & Co., Fifth arrondissement, $ 59,450 and $ 65,000. When two offers have been made, the first is for manual labor and the second is for machine cleaning. All bidders reside in Philadelphia. The contracts were awarded to Wilson & Ware and D. McMahon & Co.