AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD MANAGEMENT.
An example of excellent management of a water works plant both as to service to the consumers and financial standing, comes from Burlington, Ia., where the Citizens’ Water Company, of which Francis D. H. Lawlor, who is a member of the American Water Works Association, is superintendent. The company now has a surplus of $30,000 in its treasury and this is to be invested in securities for the benefit of the city, as provided by ordinance. The good record established by Superintendent Lawlor and his associates is apparent when it is considered that the plant has been maintained in good condition, all extensions and improvements being made out of the
earnings ot the plant; that the plant is ample for the needs of the city, and that under the company’s management the city interest in the plant has grown from $30,000 to $110,000, with the additional $30,000 in sight. That the management of the water works is appreciated is evidenced by the statement in a recent issue of a Burlington newspaper, that since the Citi’ zens’ Water Company came into being and took control of the plant, there has never been a day when citizens who keep tab on public affairs did not have a word of praise for the company and the system. This appreciation of their efforts must be very gratifying to Superintendent Lawlor and his associates, who are to be congratulated on what they have accomplished.