Leadership

ECONOMY IN THE BROOKLYN WATER DEPARTMENT.

Issue 18 and Volume 1895 18.

ECONOMY IN THE BROOKLYN WATER DEPARTMENT. In his report to Mayor Schieren of Brooklyn, regarding the water supply for the past four years, Commissioner Alfred T. White, of the department of city works,has presented the following table regarding the water supply for the last four years: The total revenue in 1892-93 was $3,369,337, and for l_____9495 is, he states, $3,662,378, showing an increase in the last two years over the two preceding years of $392,041, while it has cost $256,657 less for the last two years for maintenance in comparison with the two preceding years, making a net gain of $649,692. The present water debt, Mr. White states, is $15,566,000. On this subject he says: The expenditures for maintenance of the works increased so rapidly up to 1893 that in that year only $8,072 remained for the sinking fund, after paying charges and interest for water debt, notwithstanding many items…

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