CHARLOTTE AND ITS WATER SUPPLY.
The following is the financial statement of the city waterworks of Charlotte, N. C., under municipal ownership for the seventeen months ending May 31, 1900: City hydrant rentals (saved) would be 147 hydrants, twelve mouths at $40, $5,880; city hydrant rentals (saved) would be 147 hydrants, 5-17 months, $2,450; water rent saved at graded school for 5-7 months, $87.55; house rent saved at fire station at standpipe, $204; stock on hand in shop, etc., paid from water rents, $1,381.23; cash on hand June 1, $2,502.51—total $12,455.29. By amount paid intereston bonds, $1,700; by amountapproved bills due, $2,298.1(5—equals total of $3,998 16. Profit to city by purchase of waterworks—seventeen months’ business, $8 457.13; to cash on hand June 1. $2.502.51; by amount paid all bills due. 2,298.16 June 1, by balance cash on hand. $204 35; stock on hand in shop, etc., from w-ater rents, $1,331 23—net profit to city, $1,535.58 Amount saved by water consumers, reduced water rents. $4,656.29; amount saved by city hydrant rental, etc., seventeen months, $8,457.13—total amount saved by city and water consumers, $13,113 42.