Leadership

WATER WORKS OF CAMDEN.

Issue 8 and Volume 22.

WATER WORKS OF CAMDEN. THE new water works of Camden.N.J., will soon be completed and in operation—and not before it was time. For many years the water committee of the city wrestled with the problem of the new water supply,and at last decided upon the artesian well system. The State legislature having passed an act giving authority to second-class cities to issue bonds to the extent of $600,000 for the purpose of improving the water supply of such cities, the city council immediately took steps looking to the issuing of water bonds,which,after a considerable length of time had elapsed, were floated, and during the fall of 1896 the committee and council then decided to give the citizens of Camden an artesian well system—awarding the contract to former Senator George Pfeiffer for $560,000. This price, however, did not include the site of the plant, the city under the condition of the…

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