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Beginning Work On The Sewers

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City Engineer Key began the outdoor work on the new sewers ! day and is now engaged in setting the stakes along the line of the proposed sewer and is making profiles. Work commenced on what will be the outlet below bridge No. 3, and seven men are at work. The first plan is to be altered so that the sewer will not run on any private ground excepting that belonging to the Michigan Central. This change is being made on account of the difficulty experienced in getting permission to cross private grounds, many of those whose grounds were sought to be crossed evidently desiring the city to buy the land. The proposed change in the route turns the sewer down Depot street from Fifth Ave. and crosses the Michigan Central track on the east side of the fountain, following on the Central grounds some distance down. It was understood that Mr. Henning had employed counsel to keep the city off his ground, and in this way his property will not be entergd. As noticed last week the contract for sewer pipe was let to the Ohio Valley Fire Clay Company and amounts to a Hule over 6, 000. The city clerk is getting prices on cement. As soon as the sewer pipe and cement arriv├ęs active work in laying the sewer will commence, employment being given to as many of our home laborers as possible, the work being pushed so far this season as possible. Inquines concerning the sewer bonds are being daily received by the city clerk and it does not seem likely that difficulty will be experienced in floating the bonds.


Ann Arbor Argus
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