Herrin Semi-Annual Water Report
A report by Water Commissioner Charles Brown, of Herrin, Ill., for the six months ending December i, 1914, gives the following data: Water rents and service fees, $11,677.24; sewer permits, $272. Total, $11,949.24. Total operating expenses, including coal, pipe, brass and lead goods and miscellaneous supplies, $6,697.22; office rent, $75. total, $6,772.22. Net revenue, $5,177.02, of which $3,766.82 was spent for the installation of 367 meters, making a total of 680 meters in service. Services installed 431, making a total of 976 services of which 934 have been connected, leaving 42 which are to the curb and not connected. Number of services connected and not metered 54, which will be installed when weather will permit. Collections, $10,919.55. Treasurer’s receipts. $10,244.10. Cash and city vouchers on hand December 1st, $675.45. The report further says that during the month of November the net revenue exceeded any previous month as the operatiing expense was rduced to the minimum, and in the meantime the continued drought caused more water to be consumed than during the same months of the preceding year, both by the large and small consumers. The stage of water at the reservoir December 1st was two feet higher than the lowest stage the past summer, which at no time was at or near the danger mark, with additional 1 foot on the spillway.