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BURLINCTON’S WATER SYSTEM.

Issue 10 and Volume 1895 18.

BURLINCTON’S WATER SYSTEM. BURL1NGTON, Vt., has its own water works, built in 1867-8 which supply by pumping from Lake Champlain a city population of 14,700 persons. The pumping machinery is by H. R. Worthington,and their total pumpage for the past year was 336,504,725 gallons. The average static bead against which each pump works is 289 feet, and the dynamic, 816, at a cost (figured on pumping station expenses) of $7,940.58 a year; per million gallons raised against dynamic head into reservoir, $23.59; ditto, raised 1 foot high (dynamic), $70,046; cost of pumping figured on total maintenance, $43,087.12; per million gallons raised against dynamic head into reservoir, $128.04; per million gallons raised 1 foot high (dynamic),$4,005. The gross receipts for the year were $43,007.99 and the disbursements, $41,262.12. The total costs of works to date has been $450,092.88; the bonded debt at date is $248,000; rate of interest 4 per cent.…

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