A MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS PLANT FOR RUTHERFORD.

A MUNICIPAL WATERWORKS PLANT FOR RUTHERFORD.

The installing of a municipal water plant in Rutherford, N. J., has been quietly discussed among leading taxpayers in that borough for some time past. An engineering company has pointed out a plan, whereby a waterworks system may he installed. It says that one of its engineers has been making tests and analyses of a stream of water some fourteen inches, which was a short time ago located in the borough. This stream is flowing at the rate of three miles an hour fourteen to sixteen inches in diameter, has a slight trace of iron, and a slight trace of sulphur, with a little lime. It is as pure as the very best water supplied by artesian well methods within a radius of one hundred miles of New York city. The company states that it would be very easy for it to install a complete water system, turned over to Rutherford in operation, guaranteeing that the plant would deliver and continue to deliver a certain number of gallons of water per day without any possible chance of the supply becoming exhausted, and taking in payment the bonds issued by the borough in lieu of cash. One such plant installed by it in New England has furnished the borough with water free of all cost for fire purposes. municipal buildings, and flushing of sewers. The plant has also earned a dividend of two and one-half per cent, for six months over and above all costs, including interest on the investment, installing of new material, and cost of operation, and the cost of the water to consumers in the borough has been reduced eleven per cent.

EUGENE S. SULLIVAN, MATER COMR., BOSTON.R. S. BARTLETT, NORWICH, CONN. Member New England Waterworks Association.GROUP OF MEMBERS IN FRONT OF THE HOTEL WHERE CONVENTION WAS HELD

SUPPLEMENT TO FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING, AUGUST 29, 1903

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