Auburn, N. Y. Water Department

Auburn, N. Y. Water Department

Dr. M. P. Conway, who has for nine years been a member of the water board at Auburn, N. Y., has been reappointed by the Common Council of that city. The term is for three years. The annual report of the water department states the the board desires to go on record as well satisfied with the chlorinator in use at the foot of Owasco lake to purify the water in the place of hypochlorite of lime, which was said to have destroyed hundreds of small fish. Satisfaction was also expressed with the work of the chemist and bacteriologist, Frank A. Mantel, who makes two examinations of the water daily, saving the necessity of sending samples to Syracuse. The water is “treated” according to his judgment. The report states in part: “We were glad to make a change in the kitchen faucet rate from $4.25 to $3 yearly, less 10 per cent, for prompt payment. We know of no other city which has so low a charge for such service. The flat charge for stationary hose was discontinued because of abuses of the privilege. There was a decrease in the daily consumption of water last year. The daily per capita rate was 178 gallons. Last year 22.18 per cent, of the water pumped was metered.”

UPSTREAM SIDE OF DAM AT BRADFORD, PA., IN COMPLETED CONDITION.LOWER PART OF SPILLWAY AND RUN-OFF.GENERAL VIEW OF DAM AT BRADFORD, PA., AFTER GATES WERE CLOSED.

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