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ROME, N. Y., WATER WORKS.

Issue 22 and Volume 1895 16.

ROME, N. Y., WATER WORKS. The works are on the Mohawk river at Ridge Mills and the supply is as pure as can be secured any where. The water is forced from the river to a reservoir at an elevation, except in case of fire, when the pressure is direct. The members of the first board of water commissioners were George Merrill, mayor, John J. Parry, G. V. Selden, B. J. Beach, Cyrus Hayden. The works were built in 1870 and the first report was made in 1872, which showed $1,691 collected for rents. The total number of gallons pumped in 1894 was 858,754,380, and the rents amounted to $19,864, or $18,174 more than the first year. Cyrus Hayden was chosen first superintendent and held the position until his death in 1878. His son, Charles T. Hayden, was appointed, holding ofiice two months, at the end of which time he…

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