Colorado Springs Water Report
Interesting figures are contained in the annual report of Superintendent B. B. McReynolds, of the Colorado Springs, Col., water department, for 1912. The report shows receipts from consumers during the year amounting to $154,439.15, and other receipts of $35,006.53, a total of $189,445.68. Against this are expenditures of $38,786.59 for maintenance, $64,320 for interest on bonds, $66,219.44 for payment of bonds, and $22,914.52 for construction, a total of $192,240.55. The net cost of the water works to date is given as $3,179,024.42, and the present bonded debt, $1,572,000, with 4 per cent, the average rate of interest. The statistics regarding consumption show that the estimated population supplied is 32.009; the total consumption for the year was 2.349,293,000 gallons, of which 15 per cent, was metered. The average daily consumption was 6,436,400 and the average daily to each consumer 195 gallons. The cost of supplying water per million gallons, figured on total maintenance, is $16.50, and on total maintenance and interest on bonds, $43.90. One hundred forty-two and four-fifths miles of water pipe is now in use, 5,291 feet was extended during the year and 2,170 feet discontinued. The leaks averaged in number .75 per mile, or only one every 1 ⅛ miles. The storage at the end of the year amounted to 1,165.000.000 in the mountain reservoirs and 230,000,000 in Pike View and Prospect lake, a total of 1,695,000,000. The new precipitation at Lake Moraine for the year was 152.75 inches; rain, 19312 inches.