Gas mains are run through the streets the same as water mains are run.
Against the walls of this sub-way are fixed, readily connectable, gas mains and water mains and telegraph tubes.
Canned things in shops; wines, spirits, mineral waters; and the water mains and drains are empty.
The water mains that supplied the steam baths had burst and flooded the place, and all hell was frozen over!
Generally the velocity in water mains lies between 11⁄2 and 41⁄2 ft. per second.
The sewers and water mains laid in them were destroyed entirely, and some 460 ft. of the 24-in.
The water mains had been broken by the earthquake, and so there was no supply for the fire engines and they were helpless.
All of the water mains had been destroyed around the building, the operators said, and there was no hope if the fire came on.
The gas, electric-light and water mains were at once snapped, and the whole city was plunged in darkness.
It was believed there was little chance that the present supply could be made to last until the water mains were in use again.