Issue 14 and Volume 31.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING. Construction, Extension, and Management of Plants. CLINTON, MASS. Nelson E. Mather, superintendent of the water department of Clinton, Mass., states that the sources of supply and the conditions surrounding the storage basins have been well looked after, and seem to be ample for the present and immediate future local needs. The total receipts for water were $38,521.40; the expenses were $29,232.14. The annual water rates brought in $7,758.15; the metered rates, $16,937.88; rental from meters, $1,078.18; from hydrants, $5,040. The Lancaster water department now pays ten cents per thousand gallons, instead of half rates as before. This produced a revenue from rates of $2,173.64 for 1901, from hydrants, etc., $116—the responsibility of leaks and waste being now undertaken by the town of Lancaster. A six-inch Venturi meter used to measure that water registers accurately any flow of water between 1,200 and 12,000 gallons per hour.…

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