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LMUD Presents: This Day in Susanville History – April 17th, 1941

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Uptown Susanville around 1940 ~ From an Eastman Studios postcard

Uptown Susanville around 1940 ~ From an Eastman Studios postcard

Storage Tanks To Be Covered
April 17, 1941

A crew of men began work earlier this week under the direction of L. R. Cady, manager of the California-Pacific Utilities Company, building “lids” on four domestic water storage tanks, having a total capacity of 360,000 gallons of spring water.

Cady’s company plans to protect the water supply from sunlight, which is responsible for the creation of a light green moss or fungi, technically designated as “algae” on the sides of the tanks.

Another reserve reservoir with a capacity of 45,000 gallons was topped when built several years ago. The company has material on hand for the construction of a sixth storage tank to have a capacity of 185,000 gallons, and has acquired a three-and-a-half-acre piece of land near the present supply tanks upon which may be constructed a storage tank with a capacity for 1,000,000.

Already the storage capacity of the company is 1,040,000 gallons, all coming from springs in the mountains three miles in distant. Recently the company extended its water mains and power and light lines to the Winchester Subdivision, with the result a building boom has followed.

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