Columbus, Georgia Water Contract.
A contract has been awarded to the Hudson Engineering company to furnish Columbus, Ga., with 5,000,000 gal. of water every twenty-four hours under penalty of forfeiture of a $50,000 bond in case of failure. The provisions of the contract are as follows: Artesian wells to be located within two and a half miles of Columbus and one mile from steam railroad—contract price $83,000. Furnish 5,000,000 gal. of artesian water every twenty-four hours. Begin work on March 1, 1908; complete the w’ork by March I, 1909. Give bond of $50,000 in fifteen days for carrying out contract, with two sureties (named) for forfeit bond. Furnish such boilers as water-board’s engineer shall select. Test of wells to last 144 consecutive hours. Capacity of wells not to he less than ninety-five per cent, of 5,000,000 at any time for five continuous years. Number of wells not to exceed thirty—size from 8 to 12-in. diameter. Payments on contract to be made as follows: Sixteen thousand eight hundred dollars when 2,000,000 gal. have been produced in twenty-four consecutive hours, and $8,300 when each of the additional 3,030.000 gal. is obtained. Proposed amount to be paid contractors when contract is furnished—-$41,500, or half contract price. Balance of $41,500 payable six months after completion of contract. Company to give bond of $100,000 as guarantee of 5.000,000 gal. for one year. Company to have right within ninetydays to drill such additional wells as are necessary to bring up the required supply.