INDIANOLA WITHOUT WATER.

INDIANOLA WITHOUT WATER.

A very recent dispatch from Indianola, Ia., states that the local Indianola waterworks system has been shut down by the company of Missouri capitalists who recently got control of it. “This leaves the city without water for fire protection or for operating the light plant and various heating plants. The company claims the plant is not a paying investment and asks more of the council than that body would grant. The lndianola waterworks has been in litigation for the last fifteen years—or ever since it was constructed. It was built at a cost of $40,000 and sent the bidder. Geo. C. Morgan, of Chicago, to the wall. A local company recently purchased the plant of Chicago bankers, who took it over on the bonds; but they let loose at a sacrifice because it did not pay operating expenses. The source of supply is from the river, two miles from town. The people are aroused and an effort will be made to keep the pumps going pending a settlement.”

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