New Redford, Mass., Water Report
The annual report of the board of water commissioners, of New Bedford. Mass., shows that there was turned over to the city during 1912. as profits of the water department, the sum of $40,110.55. The financial statement showed receipts from water rents to have been $265,103.14; from other sources, $112,148.08. The_ total receipts. including a balance of $40,788.77 on January 1, 1912. are given as $338,040.89. The disbursements total $297,930.34, which includes $96,314.60 for operation of the plant. $86,237.65 for water works construction. $72,040 for interest, $15,000 for bonds, and $28,338 for sinking fund. In the construction account is shown expenditures of $19,421.56 for water meters, $52,429.58 for street mains and $14,386.51 for extension of services. The actual outlay for the construction of the works, exclusive of debt, interest and operation. is $4,215,598.88. The operation of the plant includes $23,294.92 for pumping, $5,865.48 for mains, $44,243.42 for maintenance, and $22.910.87 for services rendered. The total consumption for the year was 3,030,739,034 gallons, a daily average of 8,280.707 gallons. There passed through meters 1,896,245.233 gallons, which is 62 ½ per cent, of consumption metered. The average consumption per capita is 85 gallons. The distributing mains have been increased 54,804 feet and 76,320 feet of pipe laid in previous years have been removed. During the past year there were 127 new hydrants set and 41 removed.
Chicago will supply Blue Island with water at the rate of 10 cents per 1,000 gallons.