EAST PROVIDENCE, R. I. WATER REPORT.
The annual report of East Providence, R. I., states that the treasurer’s receipts up to August 31, 1895, were as follows: Cash in hand, Sept. 1, 1894, $1,720.20; interest, $44.83; tax of 1892, $1,381.73; 1893, $3,101.99; 1894, $9,754. 75; from William H. Richmond and J. N. Sharp, under their contract of Dec. 20, 1894, $125; from Maria A. Phillips, under her contract of July 13, 1895, $137; from town of East Providence, for water supplied to fire hydrants, $1,260; for district note, at 6 months, June 29, 1895, $3,000 for water rates, $2,913.73; for service pipes, $753.16; total, $24,192.20. Payments: Construction account, $4,040 96; maintenance account, $4,776.15; interest, $9,467; note due Feb. 29. 1895, $3,000; miscellaneous purposes, $690.12; cash on hand, $1,617.66. The superintendent reports that during the year 978 feet of 6-inch pipe were laid, making the total of 4-inch or larger pipe 13,793 miles. Three hydrants were set making the total number 63. Fifty-six service pipes were laid, making the total number 3534. Twenty nine meters were put in, making the total number 129. The revenue from faucets was $1,099,70; from meters, $2,076.16; total, $5,175.86. The district has on hand 3,421 feet of pipe, from six to fourteen inches in diameter, valued at $1,511.85; also other supplies and tools valued at $1,088.60. The superintendent intimated that for thesafety of the plant it is necessary to have a standpipe. The following particulars are from the statements of the assets and liabilities of the district: Cost of plant to Sept, lt 1893, deducting amount paid for standpipe and hydrants, $109,999.89; cost of plant from Sept. 1, 1893, to Sept. 1, 1894, less cost of standpipe and less material and labor used, for which hills have been rendered, $4,187.26; other values, amount due on taxes, with interest, water rates uncollected, certain claims ($21,740), with interest, cash in bank, $45 548.82; total assets, $229,146.70. Liabilities, $211,648.28. Excess over liabilities, $17,498.73. No mains have been laid by the district-except where paid for by individuals, on account of wantof funds. The receipts from water have been $4,485.86, which was a little more than was estimated by the committee.