HARRISBURG, PA.

HARRISBURG, PA.

Harrisburg’s Board of Commissioners of the Water and Lighting Department has presented its seventh annual report. The total receipts for the year were $86,847.64, and the total operating expenses were $26,101.74. The following improvements and repairs were made in engine and boiler room and buildings: Guge glasses were placed on all the six air chambers in order to note and regulate the quantity of air pumped in; a meter was placed to register the amount of water pumped into the boilers; a boiler oil feeder was attached to the feed water pipe to feed kerosene for the prevention of scale in the boilers; a new piston rod was put in boiler feed pump; a new desk and work bench were put in to replace old ones,

A four-inch main on Court avenue was replaced by a six-inch main with the necessary valves for an additiona elevator in the court house. Two hundred and thirty-six feet of six-incli mains were laid on Front, street, and a supply pipe of one and one-lmlf inch diameter and 1,457 feet long was laid from the six-inch main to the county alms-house. Thirteen lire hydrants were replaced by new ones and 405 meters were set during the year. There arc now in service 1,932 meters in use owned by private parties and nineteen owned by the city.

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