Issue 10 and Volume 61.

WATER WORKS NEWS ITEMS The board of public works of Grand Rapids, Mich., has recently requested a $100,000 bond issue for water main extensions. There is a strong movement among the citizens of Baltimore, Md., to have extensive improvements in the water plant of that city. The city council of San Francisco, Cal., will consider within a short time the question of reimbursing consumers who have had mains installed at their own expense. The commissioner of public works of Chicago, Ill., states that the water rates of that city are not sufficient to operate and maintain the plant and have sufficient for funds for depreciation, extensions and improvements. Plans for the proposed new water works pumping station for Madison, Wis., have been submitted to the city council. When all improvements are completed the water works will have a total pumping capacity of 15 and a half million gallons a day.…

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