Extension of Leominster System.
Leominster, Mass., continues to extend its waterworks service. During the past year it received sixty-one applications—making the total number of services in use 2,775, with 3,543 ft. of service pipe laid, as follows: 86 feet of 6-in. cast-iron pipe; 39 ft. of 4-in. cast-iron pipe; 178 ft. of 2-in. wrought iron, cement-lined pipe; 209 ft. of 1 1/2-in. wrought iron, cement-lined pipe; 1,861 ft. of 1-in. wrought iron, cement-lined pipe. The above were charged to applicants—total 2,164 feet; 1,170 feet of 1-in. wrought iron, cementlined pipe was charged to the town. The mains were extended by 3,611 ft. of 8-in. to 2-in., and 5,554 ft. of wrought iron pipe 8-in. to 2-in. has been replaced by cast iron pipe of the same diameter. Six public hydrants and one private were set—making a total of 365 public and twentytwo private hydrants set. Twenty gates, 6-in. to 4 in. were added to the 271 already set. Since the change began to be made, 92,936 ft. of cement pipe has been replaced by iron. The total amount at present in use is 1.43 mile; of iron, 49.36— total of mains laid, 50.79 miles 30-in. to 2-in. The amount of fiat rates paid was $6,467.02; water rates charged, $21,895.58; for public use, $15,815, and $44,178.03. The total expenditures amounted to $14,8(‘2.06—a net gain of $29,315.97 for eleven months. The total amount laid out in construction, with balance of $202,756.44, available for general expenses of the town, has been $584,980.90—deducting $318,091.35 received for public use, the balance is $266,885.59 free from charges. W. J. W etherbee is superintendent and registrar.