National Geographic : 1944 May
Ascension Island, an Engineering Victory 629 .Ir^ *,- © Exclusive News Agency Green Mountain's "Waterworks"-Concrete Catchment and Reservoir Rainfall is hoarded to supply water for Ascension's farm (page 635). and to be piped down to George town, on the coast (page 632). This project was completed many years ago by the British Navy. U. S. Army Air Forces, Official Salt Water Is Good Enough for Laundry and Shower Baths on Ascension Distilled water is reserved for drinking, cooking, and washing hands and faces. Rainfall on the mountain slopes averages only 20 inches a year; most of it comes in March and April (page 624).