Leadership

What Missouri Town Will Save by Building Own Water System

Issue 23 and Volume 76.

What Missouri Town Will Save by Building Own Water System Lees Summit, a town with about 1,600 population in Missouri will vote on December 2 on a proposed $61,000 bond issue for the construction of a water works. The town has no system at present, obtaining its supply from Kansas City through a 6-inch line which has been found unsatisfactory and expensive. It is proposed to construct a 19-acre impounding reservoir about twenty-one miles from the town with a capacity of 75,000.000 gallons. The supply would be desirable soft water and would necessitate the installation of a Alteration plant and pumping station. The cost of pumping, filtering and placing the water into the distribution system would be 16 1/2 cents for each 1,000 gallons. The cost is now 30 cents. Consumption averages 75.000 gallons daily. Therefore the town would save about $3,693 by installing its own system.

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