Fort Worth Water Department
For the two years ending November 30, 1914, the operating expenses of the Fort Worth, Tex., water department, exclusive of interest and sinking fund and any extensions or new improvements, amounted to $566,513.14, according to figures compiled by City Auditor Martel. The total receipts for the twoyear period was $544,878.25, making a loss of more than $20,000. The statement shows that flic average monthly expense of operating the Powell, dual, south side and north side plants during the two years was $11,546.45. If the contemplated $400,000 loan for water works improvements is closed between the city and the representatives of Kansas City bankers, it will mean that these four plants will cease operation and the department will be relieved of this heavy expense. The Holly plant will continue to operate when the contemplated improvements are completed. The cost of operating this plant is estimated at approximately $73,873 annually. All water will be pumped by the Holly plant. If the city is successful in closing the deal that will enable them to get $400,000 and the improvement plans are carried into effect, the department will save approximately $138,557.40 annually.