“BUTLER – Work is expected to start soon on the erecting of a dam for the proposed Kakeout reservoir. Engineering details have been completed under the direction of Cornelius C. Vermeule, engineer of the Butler Borough Water works. Three hundred and fifty men will be employed for about six months, when the building starts, and will be done under a WPA project. Clearing and grading of the site in addition to constructing the dam will also be done. The cost to this borough will be about $35,000. The total estimated cost is $245,484… The water from the proposed reservoir would be of higher quality than that of the present Apshawa basin. The elevation of the mountain is 650 feet. The reservoir is figured to be capable of storing 600,000,000 gallons of water and supplying 4,500,000 gallons daily.” (Nov. 30, 1936)
Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 22, 2014.
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