Bachelors Theses


"The design of the distributing system, being governed by the fire requirements, it is proposed to provide three 250-gallon fire streams under a hydrant pressure of 70 pounds per square inch for the business section, from Scioto St. to Bowman St and from Seymour St. to Meramec St with a maximum length of hose of six hundred feet; and two fire streams of a minimum total capacity of 425 gallons, each under a hydrant pressure of 72 pounds per square inch for the outlying district; the water to enter the system under a pressure of 100 pounds per square inch... The population of St. James, Mo by the census of 1910, is 1100 but provision is made for a possible increase to 1500 with a rate of consumption of 100 gallons per capita per day. For small cities, where the fire demand is relatively large, the assumption is made that it will increase but little with the increase of population. In the design of this system it is intended to provide a supply adequate to meet the demands, of the territory covered, for a period of twenty years. The system can easily be extended to take in new territory without increasing the size of the mains here designed"--The Design of the Distributing System, pages 1-2.


Harris, Elmo Golightly, 1861-1944


Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

B.S. in Civil Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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i, 19 pages, 2 plates

Geographic Coverage

Saint James (Mo.)


© 1912 Arch Waugh Naylor and John Hurtgen, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water-supply engineering -- Planning
Water -- Distribution
Water-supply -- Missouri -- Saint James

Thesis Number

T 280

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