Leadership

Annual Report of St. Louis Water Department

Issue 8 and Volume 56.

Annual Report of St. Louis Water Department The annual report of Water Commissioner Edward E. Wall, of St. Louis, Mo., which covers the year ending April 1, 1914, states that the net cost of operating and maintaining the water works exceeds that of last year by $12,319.34, this increase being due to the greater quantity of water pumped and to the large number of minor improvements, repairs and replacements made to increase economy and efficiency, the cost of which was charged mostly to maintenance. The report says in this connection: “It is practically impossible to accurately separate the exact amounts which are properly chargeable to operation and maintenance from those that should be charged to new construction and that the total expenditure for new work for the year, exclusive of engineering and superintendence, was $983,508.31, which is $75,285.13 greater than for the previous year. Commissioner Wall calls attention to the…

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