Report of Bayonne Superintendent
In a communication accompanying the annual report of Bayonne, N. J., the superintendent, J. William Grifin, states that when the new 48” pipe line is completed and the valve and hydrant troubles eliminated, the city will have a water system second to none in the country. In a statistical table he shows the increase in revenue during the year, due to three causes—the detection of large errors in meters, detection of non-paying consumers and the installation of the booster pumping system. The report shows that 314 houses were supplied with water, of which the department had no record and from which no revenue was derived. Of the 8,000 meters in the distributing system, practically all needed renewal or repair and were registering from 5 to 50 per cent, in favor of the consumer. Of the 682 hydrants in the city 180 were defective and in some cases absolutely useless. All of these faults have been corrected, to the great advantage of the citizens and department.