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BINGHAMTON EXTENDS ITS WATER SYSTEM.

Issue 12 and Volume 29.

BINGHAMTON EXTENDS ITS WATER SYSTEM. Binghamton, N. Y., laid during 1900, 9,848 feet of pipe, which brings the total pica of the city up to seventy-three miles, 1,432 feet. Larger pipe has also been substituted for 6,116 feet of smaller, and 1,572 feet lowered, in consequence of the grade of the street being changed. Twenty-one additional hydrants have been set, making a total of 720 belonging to the city, and 249 new services have been run from the mains to the curbs. By building the new well the seepage of the ground north of the pumping station was shut off, and the question of adopting the best method for the improvement of the water supply is now under consideration. Financially the water board is well off, as the last of the seven per cent, bonds—$7,000—fall due in August, which, together with interest amounting to $12,845 will be paid from the…

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