Closely Neighboring Cities in Water Deal.
Kansas City, Mo., will Supply Kansas City, Kan., with water, in amounts not exceeding 3,000,000 gallons each day, until June 1, 1910, if the terms set by the fire and water board at its September meeting are satisfactory to the board of waterworks trustees, which now has charge of the waterworks across the state line.
The action was taken in response to a letter from the trustees, signed by their secretary, J. E. Barker, in which the fire and water board was asked to set prices on water from the Turkey creek pumping station for forty days and from the Quindaro settling basins until July 1, 1910.
The price set by the board for the water is $40 per 1,000,000 gallons from the Quindaro settling basins, and $60 per 1,000,000 gallons from the Turkey creek station. The Kansas City, Kan., waterworks trustees hope to have the filtration system in that city in operation within forty days. For that reason the rates on the two classes of water were asked.
The water from Quindaro is sent to the Turkey creek station partly by gravity and partly by pressure. It was offered cheaper than the Turkey creek water because it may be taken from the flow-line, and it will not he necessary to pump it again through the high pressure system at Turkey creek.
The rate for the flow-line water is the lowest at which Kansas City, Mo., sells water. Its only patron now at that rate is the Armour Packing Company, which obtains the low terms be cause it uses between 500,000 and 3,000,000 gal Ions each day. After Kansas City, Kan., installs its filtration plant, it will use the flow-line water altogether. For the next forty days, however, it is the plan to use Turkey creek water.
In their letter, the Kansas ity, Kan., lrti> tees asked for service until July I The time was cut to June I by the lire and water hoard. Members of the hoard said that it might be impossible for this city to furnish that amountf water next summer, with the great increase of population and pumping area to which the waterworks has been subjected an nually heretofore. The hoard’s proposition t Kansas City. Kan., will not hind the hoard to furnish water unless it can be done without depriving the Missouri city of water.