Foreword by PHILIP MOON, M.Inst.C.E. (Engineer and General Manager to the Bournemouth Gas and Water Company).The new gasworks at Poole-the ferro-concrete structures of which are described by Mr. Hale in the following paper-were rendered necessary by the continued and rapid development of the extensive area served by the Bournemouth Gas & Water Company. How rapid this development has been can be gathered from the following particulars with regard to the output of gas :-
Year. Output of Gas.
1903 ... ... 537,819,000 cubic feet.
1914 ... ... 1,114,806,000 ,, ,,
1928 . . . . . . 2,468,504,000 ,, ,,
1930 . . . . . . 2,652,022,000 , , , ,