Leadership

Value of the Reading Water Works System

Issue 22 and Volume 53.

Value of the Reading Water Works System The forty-eighth annual report of the board of water commissioners of Reading, Pa., shows that the gross value of the city’s water works system is $4,098,183.94, upon which there is a debt of $708,000. making the net value of the system $3,390,183.94. Its receipts from all sources during the year amounted to $262,085.75. exceeding those of the previous year by $14,815.73. The receipts from fixture rates exceeded those of the year before by $6,407.97; those from metered consumers were $3,142.20 more than they were in the preceding 12 months. The interest of every inhabitant of Reading in the water works system amounts to $33.56—82 rents above what it was in the year hefore. During the year no extensive improvements were made at any of the distributing reservoirs, hut the cost of the maintenance of the Hampden reservoir had been increased considerably on account…

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