Issue 20 and Volume 26.

READING’S WATER WORKS. READING, PA., has a water department composed of the following commissioners: F P. Heller, president of the board; Matthan Harbster, Geo. H. Felix, and I. S. Fry; Emil L. Nuebling, superintendent and engineer; Harry K. Brown, assistant superintendent; Samuel D Koch, draughtsman; Richard Robinson, general foreman; John H. Thamm, secretary; James Hangen, chief clerk; Harry F. Menges, assistant clerk; William H. Ketchley, engineer pumping station; Nathan Auchenbach, assistant engineer; Charles E Miller, and George J. Butler, inspectors. The report just issued by the board for 1898-99 is a very complete work and shows great care in its compilation. The plant is in a most prosperous condition: The balance on hand, after payment of all expenses for construction and maintenance during the year, is $ 17,132.08. The receipts were $137,714.54—an increase of $6,417 63 over the previous year. Considerable improvements were made at Maidencreek pumping station and at…

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