To Test The Pipe
The water works committee met in the water works department, those present being: Chairman Craig, Aldermen Meek, Abbott and Sands.
Superintendent Hewitt informed the committee that he had arranged with the Donnelly company to lift the anchor of the schooner Annandale. At the same time the diver had examined about 400 feet of the suction pipe. One joint, near where the anchor had lodged had been sprung and several bolts broken. After removing the anchor the joint had settled back in its place. The diver had brought up a broken bolt, from which a new one could be fashioned. Superintendent Hewitt further submitted a report of analyses made of samples of water taken from the suction pipe.
After a lengthy discussion upon this report, the committee concluded that there must be a leak in the pipe.
Alderman Meek moved that as some of the tests made by the provincial health officer indicated a leak in the intake pipe the superintendent be directed to have it tested, as soon as possible, following the plan which was adopted when the pipe was constructed and laid. Also, that the date for such test be named by the chairman of the committee, and that there be an examination made of the crib work at the mouth of the intake pipe, and of the stand pipe. Water consumers will be notified of the date of the test, that there not be a waste of water on that occasion......
The Welland canal opened yesterday for navigation.
Richardsons' elevator: schooners Echo and Highland Beauty from bay ports with grain.
The M.T. company fleet is beginning to move. Early this morning the S.S. Rosemount, with consorts Melrose and Quebec, cleared for Chicago.
The M.T. company tug Thomson cleared for Toronto to take the barge Hamilton across to Oswego to load coal. On her return tonight, she will take two other barges across.