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of Broughton Road Works, Salford, Manchester
'RECORD WATERWORKS BORING. The record for large water borings, which has hitherto been held by Gainsborough (Lincolnshire), is about to challenged by Lincoln itself. The Corporation of that city recently invited tenders for a boring 2,l76ft deep, lined with 30in. tubes for a depth of 400 ft., and terminating not less than 12in. diameter. Seven tenders were received for the work, and the Corporation, on the advice of the Engineer - Mr. Percy Griffith. A.M.I.C.E., F.G.S., of Westminster —have accepted that of Messrs. Charles Chapman and Sons, Limited, of Salford, amounting £14,605. The time allowed for the completion of the work is four years, but it is anticipated that a shorter period will suffice.'