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ROYALTY IN WALES. £3,000,000 Scheme. ROMANCE OFENGINEERING. The Prince of Wales on Wednesday inaugu- rated the scheme for increasing the water sup- ply of Liverpool from Lake Vyrnwy. He was met by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, the Lord Lieutenant of the county, the Major-General commanding the Welsh Division, and other officials. With them the Prince motored to Llanfyllin, where a pause was made for the presentation of an address by the Mayor. There were great rejoicings in the district. The scheme for providing Liverpool with water from Lake Vyrnwy was begun 30 years ago, and has cost £3,000,000. Lake Vyrnwy will henceforth hold such a mighty reserve of water that the people of Liverpool and of the 215 square miles outside the dy which are supplied from the lake may regard with perfect equanimity the prospect of the severest drought. Harnessing a River, In 1880 the Vyrnwy scheme was sanctioned by Parliament. It involved the harnessing of the river Vyrnwy for the purposes of the com- munity. A village stood in the way of the engineers. Necessity compelled that a church. three Nonconformist chapels, and a National school should be demolished together with half a hundred of the picturesque cottages which appeal so strongly to the Welsh tourist. The ancient highway connecting Merioneth and Montgomery was diverted, or it would now be submerged 80ft. beneath the collection of mountain streams which make Lake Vyrnwy, and ensure for Liverpool a splendid bill of health. While the hamlet of Llanwddyn was being wiped out the river was being dammed, and the aforetime peaceful valley is to-day a magnificent lake of purest water nearly five miles long and containing more than twelve thousand million gallons. Piercing Two Mountains. The river Vyrnwy had a splendid flow, but the corporation, as the water authority, was far-seeing enough to arrange that additional sources of supply should be tapped. They have, therefore, impounded two other rivers, and it is the completion of the works which render the bright waters of these streams available for the people of Liverpool that the Prince of Wales yesterday inaugurated. The Cownwy and the Marchnant will enable a vastly in- creased watershed to be at the service of the city. The Cownwy Valley runs south-west of the Vyrnwy, and the Marchnant Valley is to the eastward. There are mountains between the three valleys, and -as the laws of nature will not permit the taking of tumbling streams up rocky slopes, the engineers have pierced two broad-based hills to make the three rivers a trinity flowing into a gigantic cup from which Liverpool may be refreshed and sweetened. It is a pretty plan, and in paying £3,(Q),(Q) for it the city has made a bargain which many other municipalities will envy. It may be thought that Liverpool's gain is a Welsh loss. Not at all. The Vyrnwy is a tributary of the Severn, and the waterworks officials have to return as compensation water 10 million gallons daily, while on 32 days in the year 40 million gallons have to be released ie form the equivalent of summer freshets. Normally the summer flow of the Vyrnwy was some two miiilon gallons a day, so that the river has been improved by a better regulated flow. To divert the Cownwy into Lake Vyrnwy a tunnel seven feet in diameter had to be cut through the bowels of a hill. The tunnel is a mile and a quarter long, and through it a volume of water will be carried to the lake of not less on an average than seven million gallons a day. A Stupendous Aqueduct. On the other side of the lake a Welsh moun- tain stubbornly resisted the demands of the engineers lbr a passage for the Marchnant. The rock was exceptionally hard, and occasional floods ereated delay, but geological formations had to yield before the resources of science, and the waters of the Marchnant, the Cownwy, and Vyrnwy are now united. The total length of the aqueduct between the lake and Prescot, where the water is mixed with a supply from Rivington, is 68 miles. The two longest aqueducts of ancient Rome were respectively 57 and 54 miles long. The Thirimere aqueduct, along which the Manchester water is carried, is nearly 100 miles long. Lake Vyrnwy is several hundred feet higher than Liverpool, and the water falls by gravitation to the city, Prince's The Prince, in Implying td an address read by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, said it gave hun great pleasure to take part in that cere- mony and to perform the crowning act of a vast scheme for providing an adequate water supply. There was the additional satisfaction that in availing himself of the invitation to be there that day he had had an opportunity of seeing a district of the Principality which he had not been able to visit before. He was de- lighted to have that opportunity of meeting so large and representative a body as the City Council of Liverpool, the civic heads of other municipalities, and the official authorities of Montgomeryshire, who had been so good as to join in the welcome.

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