Leadership

AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS.

Issue 23 and Volume 23.

AFTER TWENTY-EIGHT YEARS. The water works of the city of Keene, N. H., have been in service for twenty-eight years and have proved a good speculation for the community. The gross earnings for the past year amounted to $20,204.35.of which $4,556 50 was derived from metered water. For maintenance the sum of $2,169.41 was expended—leaving a balance of $18,007 94. The length of mains in use is 178,968 feet or thirty-eight miles,4,728 feet, of which 18,102 feet are wrought iron; 152,000 feet,cast-iron; and 8,831, cement-lined pipes. The cost of extensions upto 1896-97 was $221,471.52. The total cost of the works up to December 1, 1897 was $308,630.22. The total number of hydrants in service is 208. The report recommends relaying the Silvan glade main, which is invery bad condition. It says: As iron pipe can now be purchased at the lowest price ever known, and it is a well understood…

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