Denver Water Company.
Denver, Col., gets its water supply front the Denver Union Water Company at an annual cost of about $100,000. The supply is stored from mountain streams or underground sources, being brought to the city through 75 miles of conduits, and distributed partly by gravity and partly by pumping system. All water is Filtered by approved and modern system; number of miies of mains, 490; number of lire hydrants. 5,821; fire pressure business districts, 100 pounds; number of taps, 16,000; storage capacity in eleven reservoirs, 36,000,000,000 gallons; city reservoir capacity, 94,000,000 gallons; daily consumption, 49,261,000 gallons; maximum, 69,000,000 gallons daily; daily consumption per capita, 229 gallons; 36 1-6 per cent, of all pipe in the system is 12 inches or larger in diameter. The following number of fire hydrants are in use in the city of Denver and the annexed towns, at the following rates:
Total hydrants in use in city, 8,258. Hydrant rates include use of water for fire protection, sprinkling streets, street cleaning and sewer flushing.