Issue 7 and Volume 31.

AMONG THE WATER WORKS MEN. WILMINGTON, DEL. The municipal water works department of Wilmington, Del., after paying all expenses and interest, turned over to the common council $365.44 in cash and furnished free water to the city for municipal purposes, including over 750 hydrants. The value of tnis free water to the city for all purposes at low valuation was equivalent to $32,000. PIQUA, OHIO. According to the twenty-fifth annual report of the waterworks of Piqua, Ohio, the hydrants are still mostly of wood,and need frequent repairing, which is the more frequent, because they are not kept for fire purposes only, but are used (and abused) by those who run the street sprinkling carts, flush the sewers, etc. The facilities for delivering water are at best limited, while the demand for water is constantly increasing. Supt. Robbins, therefore, who manages the distribution intelligently and economically, calls for restricting the consumption…

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