Leadership

NEW BRITAIN AND ITS WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 19 and Volume 29.

NEW BRITAIN AND ITS WATER SUPPLY. (Special correspondence of FIHE AND WATER.) NEW BRITAIN, CONN., April 30, 1901. The water commissioners of this city have completed their year’s work. During 1900-1901 9 588 feet of pipe was laid in twenty-one streets: over 100 connections were made; and seven meters were put in. The receipts were $60,000 in round numbers. Twelve thousand five hundred dollars was paid on the indebtedness. The daily consumption is computed to be about 3,000,000 gallons. The city has taken away the $35 paid annually for each fire hydrant. The board has let the contract to R. D. Wood & Co. for 10,000 feet of six-inch pipe. The board organized during the past week by reelecting Thos. S. Hall, chairman; P. J. Egan, clerk; and D. A. Harris, superintendent. The board has plans for a new storage reservoir, but will not build the coming year.

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