Winfield's waterworks system was installed in 1914. The supply of water was from a drilled well about sixty-five feet in depth. Its purpose was fire protection. Its installation was just in time to cut short several fires which, uncontrolled, would have been very destructive. Its cost was saved several times in this manner during the next few years.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Lindly, J. M.
"Winfield's Deep Well,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 29(1), 110-112.
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