Issue 24 and Volume 1889 5.

WATER SUPPLY —The annual report of the Board of Water Commissioners of Amsterdam, N. Y., for the year ending May 1 is at hand. Superintendent De Graff’s report, as contained therein, is a model of brevity. The city now has 19,766 miles of mains, of which 4,656 miles were laid last year. During the same period 54 hydrants and 57 gates were put in, making a total of 194 of the former and 260 of the latter now in the system. A total quantity of 46,780,726 gallons of w’ater passed through the meters, of w’hich there are 51 in use. The total income during the year amounted to $6r,866.66, while the expenditures were $49,061.44. Hon. J. R. Snell is president of the board, W. J. Taylor is treasurer, and A. II. De Graff superintendent. —’The city of Jefferson, Iowa, is contemplating the erection of water-works. —The estimated cost of the…

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