Reports of Water-Works.

Reports of Water-Works.

City of Quincy. Mass., 1892, first annual report board of water commissioners. Source of supply, stream impounded in the valley of Town Brook, in the town of Braintree, forming a surface basin 47 acres; capacity, 180,000,000 gallons; water from storage passes through 12-inch pipe to pump station; two wells near the pumping station as additional supply; two pumps, each 2,000,000 capacity in 24 hours; mode of supply, direct pumping with stand-pipe to balance pressure distribution; 35 miles water mains; 121 fire hydrants; 1456 service pipes.

First annual report Haverhill, Mass., Jas. A. Huntington, secretary. Consumption of water reported excessive; bad plumbing work the cause of great waste, it being exposed to frost action during the winter. Report concludes that meters will be introduced in considerable numbers for the object of suppressing waste and adjusting equitable water rates.

Reports of Water-Works.

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Reports of Water-Works.

Special committee on sewer system for the town of North Andover, Mass., February, 1893. Frank L. Fuller, engineer, with map of the system as prepared by him. Ninth annual report water department.

Wellesley, Mass., December 31, 1893, Frank D. Fuller, chairman board of water commissioners : 23 miles water mains, 161 fire hydrants. Population 1890, 3600 ; estimated population in pipe district, 3400 ; estimated population supplied with water to date, 2866; average daily consumption, 239,520 gallons ; daily average consumption to each consumer, 83 gallons ; daily average consumption to each tap, 410 gallons ; 584 taps to service distribution, 164 water meters in u«e.

City of Binghamton water department, 1892, Darwin Filler, superintendent. 395 water meters in use. Average cost of repairs to each meter for the year 1892, 36 cents. Service taps in water mains, 5034; 45 miles water mains, 423 fire hydrants, 537 gate valves. Population 35,000. The constant increased quantity of water pumped shows an increase of waste due to bad plumbing and fixtures. Estimated cost of fiber plant from $60,000 to $80,000, aside from operating expenses. Experimental plants are being constructed, the results from which determine final action. An analysis of the water shows it to be in fair condition.

City of Victoria, B. C., December 31, 1892. Hon. Robert Beann, Mayor. Sanitary engineer’s report October 26, 1892, shows 6 1/2 miles service pipe laid. 79 manholes, 67 ventilators, one large flush tank for outfall sewer. Water department, 2883 tap services, 170 water meters.

St. Paul. Minn., board of water commissioners, December I, 1892. John Caulfield, secretary. Eleventh annual report. The present watershed has practically been developed to its fullest capacity, both in supply and storage ; in order to get more water other sources of supply must be developed. 656 water meters in use. Total number of tap services to date, 12,414, of which 552S were for low service, and 6886 on high service; 1968 fire hydrants. 213 miles water mains, 4⅛ miles brick aqueduct, *6 feet.