THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WATER SUPPLY NETWORK IN THE CITY OF YELISAVETGRAD IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE XIX CENTURY
The article is devoted to the research of the process of consideration the construction of a water supply network in the city of Yelysavetgrad in the second half of the XIX century by the city council. The author analyzes the attempts of the city authorities to agree with various contractors about the construction of the water supply system and identifies the reasons that avoided the approval of the projects submitted by the candidates. The author explores the role of the mayor O. M. Pashutin in the process of the realization of the plans of building a water supply network and his participation in the activities of a special committee, that was dealing with the issues, which were related to water supply. The research presents the terms of the contract for the construction of a water supply system, which was concluded in 1892, its defects are considered. The author analyzes publications in periodicals, which are devoted to the problems of the water supply project of the city residents. The article highlights the main disruptions during the construction of the water supply network, which were identified as a result of the research in the final stage of construction by representatives of the city council and a special commission, and identified as a breach of contract by engineer M. I. Altukhov, who carried out the general management of the construction process. The article shows the features that distinguished the Yelisavetgrad’s water supply system from the ones, which existed at that time in other cities, and examines in details the process of discussion by local authorities of the need to control the quality of water consumed by citizens, because there were problems with the installations of the filtering system in the first years of the functioning of the water supply system. The author concludes that the construction of a water supply system is important, which allows to solve the problem of providing the city population with water and increasing the effectiveness of firefighting.
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