Cost of Water Works at Colorado Springs

Cost of Water Works at Colorado Springs

The net cost of the water works system at Colorado Springs up to December 31, 1912, was $3,179,024.42. The present bonded debt is $1,572,000 with 4 per cent, interest. The estimated population supplied is 33,000 and the total consumption for the year was 2,349,293,000 gallons, of which only 15 per cent, is metered. The average daily consumption was 6,436,400—195 gallons per capita. The cost of supplying water, figured on total maintenance, was $16.50 per 1,000,000 gallons; on total maintenance and interest on bonds, $43.99. There are laid in the city 142 4/5 miles, of which 5,291 feet were extended during 1912, 2,170 feet being discontinued. The leaks averaged in number .75 per mile—one in every 1 1/3 mile. The storage at the end of the year amounted to 1,465.000,000 in the mountain reservoirs and 230,000,000 in Pike View and Prospect Lake—total, 1,695,000.000. The snow precipitation at Lake Moraine for the year was 152.75 inches; rain, 19.62 inches.

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