Water pipe line for Bradford oil field 9 AUG 1929
BIG PIPE LINE TO BE TO F If THE BRADFORD FIELD A dispatch from, Bradford states that contracts have been awarded for the building of a water pipe line nine and one half miles, and 21 inches in diameter, from a point near Allegany, N. Y., to Dallas in the Bradford oil fields for piping water for use in the flooding operations of that oil territory. The project will cost about $500,000. Three hundred men will be employed and the contract calls for the completion of the job by November 1. The Thomas-Aloe Co. of Pittsburgh has the contract for the laying of the 'pipe, the ltiter-Conley Co. of Pittsburgh is furnishing the pipe and the Dressier Manufacturing Co. of Bradford is providing the couplings. The project was planned by a hydraulic engineer of Colorado. Two wells supplying water will be operated by two electrically operated centrifugal pumps, and two additional pumps will be .employed at a booster station. The water will be lifted to an elevation of 1,000' feet in crossing the hills. So far as can be determined this is the first 24-inch water pipe line in the Bradford oil field. It will be used exclusively for supplying water to flood wells..