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New Pipe Line to Give Jerusalem Adequate Water Supply

For the first time in recent history the residents of Jerusalem will have an adequate water supply

when the Ras-el-Ain pipe-line opens on or about Nov. 1, according to the report of Mayor Khalidi to the Municipal Council.

The demand is at first expected to be about 1,000,000 gallons daily. The present consumption of water is less than 750,000 gallons.

Two or three pumps will be used continuously, each pumping 800 gallons of water a minute. If the demand increases, there is room for installation of a fourth set of Diesel engines and pumps.

The profits of the first two months’ operation of the new system are expected to defray the cost of scrapping the present pipelines.