TWENTIETH CENTURY IMPRESSIONS OF BURMA.
The Royal Lakes (Kandawgyee), artificially formed, were utilised in 1878 for supplying water to the suburb of Poozoondaung, east of Judah Ezekiel Street, and in 1882 the eastern portion of the town proper received a partial supply of water from this source. The works connected with the Royal Lakes water-supply scheme cost Rs. 1,75,784. Later, the Victoria Lake was formed at Kokine between the Prome and Kokine roads at the sixth mile post. The water from this reservoir was conducted through a 30-inch iron
reservoir constructed on the glacis of the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, from which water could be supplied to any part of Rangoon by gravitation. The works were completed on August 1, 1894, and cost Rs. 7,20,529.
In 1901 it was decided to augment the water-supply by constructing a reservoir at Hlawga and conducting the water to the pumping-station through a 42-inch main. The works were opened on February 22, 1905, and cost nearly Rs. 49,00,000.
A tube-well has been sunk at Ahlone
gines, each capable of supplying 10,000 gallons a minute to a head of 220 feet. When this is completed it is intended to give a constant high-pressure service. At present there is a high-pressure service from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and from noon to 2 p.m. daily. For the remainder of each day there is a low-pressure service.
The supply from Hlawga Lake is now used for all purposes, but that from Victoria Lake and the Royal Lake is used for the dhobies wash-house only
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main to the Royal Lakes. The works were opened on November 19, 1883, and cost Rs. 18,74,582.
In 1893 a high-level waterworks scheme was sanctioned to supplement the supply by gravitation. The scheme was to affix to the main between Victoria Lake and the Royal Lake powerful pumps capable of raising
4,000,000 gallons of water per diem to a
capable of yielding 450,000 gallons of water per diem, and the water from this is supplied through an 8-inch main which has been laid along Dalhousie Street from Godwin Road to Thompson Street.
A new pumping-station is in course of erection and will be equipped with two duplicate triple-expansion surface-condensing a compensated a Worthington pumping en-
The suburbs of Dawbong, Dalla, and North Kemmendine have not yet been supplied with water.
The wThole of the occupied area of the municipality between the river and Montgomery Street and Commissioneras Road, bounded on the east by Thompson Street andThe wThole of the occupied area of the municipality between the river and Montgomery Street and Commissionera s Road, bounded on the east by Thompson Street and