ADDITIONS TO WATER SUPPLY OF PATERSON, N. J.
At Paterson, N. J., the following new extensions have been made to the waterworks system: Eight thousand seven hundred ft. of 6-in. pipe; 6,200 ft. of 8-in. pipe; 3,800 ft. of 12-in. pipe. To replace and increase size: One thousand three hundred ft. of 6-in. pipe; 5,000 ft. of 8-in. pipe; 5,500 ft. of 12-in. pipe; 2,500 ft. of 16-in. pipe. New hydrants set, sixty-six; Corey hydrants set to replace old hydrants, forty-one; the principal improvements made during the past year are as follows: Renewing the 6-in. cement pipe on Park avenue from East Twenty-third street to East Thirty-third street, with cast iron 12-in. pipe; laying a 12-in. line through Auburn and Summer streets, from Broadway to Lafayette street, and on Fulton street, from Summer to Paterson street, connecting to the distribution system at all points; a connection on West Twenty-eighth street, from the 42-in. steel line across the river to the existing 16-in. line on Totowa avenue; an 8-in. extension through Prince street and Dale avenue from Ward street to Green street, connecting with the 12-in. pipe in Ward street, 20-in. pipe in Green street, and 12-111. pipe in Railroad avenue; a connection through Auburn street from Van Houten street to Pearl street of 8-in. pipe; a 12-in. connection on River street from Prospect street to Mulberry street. Besides these particular extensions, numerous improvements were made by connecting the pipe system in various places that increased the circulation, and renewing the small cement pipe wdth larger cast iron pipe. During the year waincreased the size of the hydrant connection from 4-in. to 6-in. for all hydrants within the fire districts. There are now in service 1,098 single, 162 two-way and thirty-six three-way hydrants. All new hydrants installed and all old ones replaced arc niade with a «*nd a 2j4-in. outlet.
As a decision of the Federal courts has settled the claims of the bondholders of the Grand Rapids Mich., Hydraulic company, that concern maynow go ahead with its improvements in the city. The city company claims that the franchise of the private concern has been forfeited, and, in consequence, there is said to be a clash between the private company and the municipal water board.