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GOOD REPORT FROM THE WATER DEPARTMENT OF MILWAUKEE

Issue 3 and Volume 63.

GOOD REPORT FROM THE WATER DEPARTMENT OF MILWAUKEE From the report of the water department of Milwaukee, Wis., H. P. Bohmann, superintendent, it is learned that at the close of the year 1917 the revenues show a substantial increase over the preceding year. The revenues for water only were $1,036,000, or an increase of $68,000 over those of 1916. The gross revenues of the department from all sources aggregated $1,100,000. The cost of operation and maintenance was $375,000, being an increase of $71,000 over the preceding year. The increase in cost of operation is partly due to increased fuel consumption by reason of greater pumpage, but primarily due to the inflated prices of materials and supplies entering directly into the cost of operating a water utility. The prices on some of these materials have advanced from 25 to 150 per cent, during the past year. The item of coal alone…

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