Leadership

Waterworks Extension at New Orleans.

Issue 11 and Volume 50.

Waterworks Extension at New Orleans. “I have been unable to think of any plan,” said General Superintendent Earl of the Sewerage and water board of New Orleans, La., “to determine what waterworks extensions should be made with the small amount of funds available for that purpose. Some cities make extensions to the waterworks upon their cost being advanced, and reimburse those who have paid for the extensions out of the water rate collections made from those who use water therefrom. This would probably not be legal, as the New Orleans law stands, and as the New Orleans rates are fixed at that figure which barely meets the expense of the operation and maintenance of the plant, it should involve a very slow return, even in well built residence areas. If the line of my recommendation should be followed, it is possible that a lower percentage of revenue from the sale…

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