Issue 19 and Volume 30.

WATER SUPPLY OF NORFOLK. The twenty-seventh annual report of the water department of Norfolk, Va, for the year ending July 30, 1901, not only shows the present condition of the department, but also its rapid growth and and the remarkable results produced with the greatest practical economy The assets represent $1,232,813 23; its liabilities—Norfolk city water bonds, $850,000. The total receipts, including water receipts, $121,581.05; water rents, balance on hand, $15,705.65, etc., were $179 568.59. The operating expenses were $11,360, 161 and the other expenses amounted to 161,864.31—leaving a comfortable balance of $17,704.28 in hand. The clear water basin of the filter plant, on the suggestion of the New York Filter company has been closed in with a wooden roof, whereby the growth of algal has been stopped. The plant has been in operation since November, 1899, and has “fully met all requirements of the contract and given the city…

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