EAST PROVIDENCE, R. I. WATER REPORT.

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.

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