Kansas City Water Commissioners’ Report
The annual report of the fire and water commissioners of Kansas City, Mo., for the fiscal year ending April 19, 1920, places the total assets of the water works at $11,578,643.14. The inventory of the property covers $9,687,856.91, and the remainder is in cash, bonds and accounts receivable. According to the report, the following improvements to the water system of Kansas City have been made during the period covered: A 16-million-gallon reservoir in North Terrace Park placed in service March 26, 1920. The total cost, including all pipe connections, was $150,932. This reservoir gives the East Bottoms an adequate supply at all times at a constant pressure of approximately ninety pounds a square inch. By filling the reservoir at night through the distributing system, the Turkey Creek pumping station is relieved of the pumping of approximately 3 1/2 million gallons of water during the daylight hours. A one million-gallon concrete standpipe at Seventy-fifth and Holmes Streets. The standpipe was built to give relief from inadequate service to that portion of the city south of Fifty-second Street, from the State line to Troost Avenue. It was put in service March 27, 1920. The total cost of the standpipe, including connections, valves and beautifying the grounds, was $68,050. New centrifugal pump at the Turkey Creek station, $96,719.11. The pump was put into operation March 28, 1920, and has a 20 million-gallon-a-day capacity. New pump at the Quindaro station at a cost of $71,800. New garage, vault and office building at Fortieth and Mill Streets station, $37,217.02. Extension of street mains, $158,632.87. New machine shop at Quindaro, $21,065.95.
The total amount of water pumped for the fiscal year ending April 19, 1920, is shown as follows: Number of gallons pumped front the river into basin at Quindaro station, 18,870,813,365. Used for flushing the basins, 795,382,907 gallons. Gallons pumped to flow lines, 18,075,430,458. Gallons used by flow line consumers, 1,852,171,420. Gallons delivered to Turkey Creek station, 16,223,259,038. Losses, 72,042,211 gallons. Delivered to city consumers, 16,295,301,249 gallons. Revenue received from flow line consumers at $44.11 a million gallons, $81,699.28. Revenue from city consumers, $1,520,178.20. Making a total revenue of $1,601,877.48. The total cost of furnishing the 16,295,301,249 gallons of water was $1,281,120.37, divided as follows:
Operation, $1,059,422.77. Maintenance, $128,444.97. Interest on bonded indebtedness, $93,252.63. Making a total cost a million gallons of water consumed of $78.62.