Issue 4 and Volume 1891 9.

WATER SUPPLY. Says The Binghamton (N. Y.) Call: “The village of Otego have failed to hire the Nittage hydrants of the water company at the old rates of insurance for this year. The old rates have been returned by the county board, causing a loss to insurers of nearly $800 per annum.” And now The Call’s readers, doubtless, know all about the trouble. V. C. Hastings, superintendent of water-works at Concord, N. H., reports for 1890 receipts of $42,133 and total expenditures of $41,499. Over $8000 was spent tor improvements. Mr. Hastings urges the need of making provisions for increased water pressure in the higher parts of the city. He recommends setting about, without delay, the construction of a high service reservoir. The water board of Lynn, Mass., in its annual report, calls attention to the importance of laying a new and larger additional main along the northern side of…

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