Deming, N. M., Water Works Meets Expenses
The revenue from the water works plant of Deming, N. Mex., according to A. A. Tempke, city clerk, has been sufficient to meet all of the necessary expenses, including repairs, overhead, and interest on the bonds. The bonds have been retired at the rate of $4,000 annually. The city paid $62,500 for the plant two years ago, and out of the balance of the fund of $37,500 more than a mile and a half of mains have been replaced at a cost of $11,500. The system has held up well, is in excellent condition, and it is not anticipated that any great expense in the way of general replacement will be necessary in the near future. The city books also show that Deming will be free from her post war debt of $11,000 when the taxes which are now being collected have been received.
The contract for valves for the season of 1923 of the Rochester, N. Y., water department, according to Superintendent Beekman C. Little, has been awarded to the Rensselaer Valve Company, Troy, N. Y., and that for hydrants to R. D. Wood & Co., of Philadelphia, Pa. The amount of the hid for valves was $6,776.77 and that for hydrants, $15,196.25.