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Sackville in Westmoreland County, New Brunswick — The Canadian Atlantic
 

1919 Booster Pump

 
 
1919 Booster Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. 1919 Booster Pump Marker
Inscription.

A pump-house was constructed on this site in the fall of 1919 to house a large water pump driven by a 40HP electric motor. The pump was installed to boost the water pressure in the Town’s hydrants during times when water was required for fire fighting. It became operational in 1920 and nearly doubled the water pressure available to firefighters. The pump was in use throughout the 1920s during which time an artesian well was drilled at the site to augment the water supply to the system. In 1931 a second reservoir was constructed at Beech Hill and new water mains installed while in 1933 three overflow wells were drilled at the reservoir site all contributing to the correction of the long-standing supply and pressure problems with the Town’s water system. The Booster Pump was decommissioned in 1933 and the pump taken to the Fire Station and sold in 1939. Only the artesian well remains today housed in a small shed installed in 1987 by the Rotary Club and Town of Sackville.
 
Location. 45° 54.371′ N, 64° 22.41′ W. Marker is in Sackville, New Brunswick, in Westmoreland County. Marker is on Main Street (New Brunswick Route 940) just south of Fawcett Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 4B5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.

1919 Booster Pump Marker and Artesian Well image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
2. 1919 Booster Pump Marker and Artesian Well
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anglican Church Rectory (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); St. Paul's Anglican Church (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Town Hall (approx. one kilometer away); Harold Geddes (approx. one kilometer away); The Wood Block / L'Edifice Wood (approx. one kilometer away); The Ford Block (approx. one kilometer away); The Henderson Block (approx. one kilometer away); Copp Block (approx. one kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackville.
 
Also see . . .  A Brief History of Sackville, New Brunswick. (Submitted on July 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made Features
 
1919 Booster Pump Marker in Artesian Well Shelter image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
3. 1919 Booster Pump Marker in Artesian Well Shelter
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 31, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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