Leadership

The Water Works System of Newark, Ohio

Issue 5 and Volume 55.

The Water Works System of Newark, Ohio Newark, O., with a population of nearly twenty-five thousand, owns and operates its own water system, having purchased the privately-owned plant in 1910. The system was constructed about thirty years ago by a private concern, which operated it up to four years ago. That it was a profitable investment for the city is shown in the fact that last year the profits were sufficient to pay off about $40,000 of the bonded indebtedness. Management and control are vested in the Director of Public Service, appointed by the mayor; James McCarthy was made director in January, 1912. Engineering work and the keeping up of department records are in charge of the city engineer, Charles H. Wells, while George Buchanan is superintendent of construction and repairs. As soon as a fire alarm is sounded the water works office is notified, also the pumping station; pressures…

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