Water News from Ohio

Issue 14 and Volume 67.

Water News from Ohio (From Our Regular Correspondent.) An enlarged water works program, entailing the expenditure of approximately $2,870,000, has been announced by Service Director Earl L. Zeisloft, Akron, Ohio. Providing sufficient contractors can be found the entire program will be taken care of this year. It includes the following: Purification plant, $800,000; boiler plant, $145,000; main pumping station, $105,000; four and one-tenth miles force main (48-inch) from Kent, Ohio, $690,000; distributing piping, $900,000; Store yard at Johnson and Spicer, $90,000; service meters, $40,000. The bonds to he issued, covering this development have already been authorized and are now advertised for sale. The interest rate has been raised to 5 1/2 per cent. Contracts have been awarded by the service department for approximately $400,000 in supplies for the water department. A contract for 500 hydrants was awarded to the Rensellaer Valve Co., at their bid of $37,5.25 ; U. S.…

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