Your committee on Fire & Water, to whom was referred the petition of C. W. Borlis and others, asking that a water main be put in on Division St. and Drexel Ave. of sufficient size to give fire protection to that vicinity; have carefully investigated, and find that the district depends for water upon a two inch main; we find that the supply comes from the Broadway pumping station, and that the district described is at a very high elevation. Broadway station at the present time does not furnish anything like what is required, and complaints of insufficient supply are continually coming in. On that account we believe that to lay a larger main as the petitioners reqeust would not afford the protection required, as it is very evident that the Broadway pump has more to serve than its capacity will properly provide for. We believe that the request of the petitioners should be carefully considered, and that provision should be made to meet their needs at the earliest possible opportunity; but to place a six inch main in place of the two inch now in use, would not in our judgment give permanent relief.
that a large district now supplied from Broadway can be connected with pipes from the Spring Well Resevoir; and that such changes should be made if possible. We also believe that there should be a new high service pump placed at L. Washington station, and that it should pump into the Broadway System. We believe that the entire district now supplied from Broadway could then be very much better served, Broadway station abandoned, and the pumps now at L. Washington station relieved by the use of one good strong high service pump. We believe that to adopt this plan would be in the line of future requirements, that a large saving would be made, and the patrons of the city in many cases more efficiently served.
Your Committee beg leave to offer the joint resolution accompanying this report, and recommend that the petition & committees report accompany the resolution to the Sup of the Water Department if the resolution is adopted.
[FH Hurd?] Chairman [A Kislter?] [FN Little?] Committee
990551 J.W. Van Brocklin A. Jackson, Chairman G.N. Alexander Office of the Board of Public Works George F. Meacham, Secretary Seattle, Wash., Aug 6 1894 Estimate for 6" pipe on Drexel Aveand other streets asper sketch attached hereto. As per petition of Randell and others
5474 ft 6" pipe. 14 Crosses 7 [tees.?] Lead 28-6" tapped plugs. yarn [fic?] $3976.00 Labor for same 975.00 $4951.00