Leadership

PHILADELPHIA, PA.

Issue 15 and Volume 1895 16.

PHILADELPHIA, PA. The water bureau reports that expenditures for material, labor, maintenance, etc., for four years from 1891 to 1894 inclusive, have been $4,394,198 and for extensions and permanent improvements, $4,014,801, making a total Of $8,408,998, while the receipts from this bureau have been $10,569,125. That is to say, that, while this bureau has paid all expenses, and completed all the permanent improvements, it has turned into the city treasury, over and above all expendtiures, $2,160,126. The permanent improvements paid for out of the appropriations to the Bureau of Water include pumping engines and the requisite boilers, engine bouses, other buildings, reservoirs, and the laying of thirty-six miles of water mains. The pumping capacity per day in 1890 was about one hundred and eighty-five million gallons. In 1894 the pumping capacity was increased to three hundred and eleven million gallons, a gain of sixty-seven per cent. When the four engines…

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