Bachelors Theses

Abstract

"An essential feature of a prospering town is a system of water supply, to protect property from losses by fire and to furnish water for domestic use. Rolla, a town of about fifteen hundred inhabitants, is without a proper water supply, in consequence of which it has suffered many losses to property, which could have been averted, or at least diminished, had the proper protection been at hand. At present the only fire protection the business part of town has, is derived from one large cistern placed on the principal street, while the protection for the residence portion, is derived from private cicterns sic. The quantity of water in these cisterns is dependant sic on the amount of rainfall, which in this region is very uncertain; therefore, when there is the greatest demand for water in these cisterns, the quantity may be insufficient to meet the necessary requirements. Hence the reason for selecting this subject for our thesis"--page 3.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Degree Name

B.S. in Civil Engineering

Publisher

Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

Publication Date

1897

Pagination

24 pages

Geographic Coverage

Missouri
Rolla (Mo.)

Rights

© 1897 P. B. Anderson and F. J. Kersting, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Water-supply -- Missouri -- Rolla

Thesis Number

T 139

Print OCLC #

5924444

Electronic OCLC #

263683444

Comments

Illustrated in entirety by authors.
P. B. Anderson determined to be Perry B. Anderson and F. J. Kersting determined to be Felix John Kersting from "1874-1999 MSM-UMR Alumni Directory".

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