Something You May Not Have Known: Augusta’s water system
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GREAT STORY…I DID NOT KNOW THAT
Ed Cashin details this in his book about the Augusta Canal: “The Brightest Arm of the Savannah” . Because of the canal , the pumping station uses no electricity to pump the water to the Highland Ave pumping station it is done with Hydro Mechanical power
The Augusta Museum had a section of the old pine water main with one of the steel connecting bands. There was also a section with one of the tapered “Fire Plugs”.
Excellent article, Sir !! I learned a lot from this.
I believe they are replacing those old hollow logs with Lead-laden pipes. That would explain the dumbing down of the population.
Interesting article, thank you.
I want the water department to work on their billing practices. My mother is 78, lives by herself in a one bath house. She has received some crazy bills. Last one was a whopper fifty six thousand gallons.
She doesn’t even water the grass.
We requested them to come back out the tech said that there were no leaks, he was astonished by the invoice. He told me to call the office. In the past they’ve gone by prior usage and told her to pay that.
This time I have gotten a lot of runaround. “we will have to call you back”
I have to believe she’s not alone in having this happen.