Rome, Ga., Water Works Report
Superintendent A. W. Walton, of the water works, at Rome, Ga., has submitted the following report of the local system for the last year: There was pumped during the year 894,648,000 gallons of water, the daily average being 2,449,446 gallons. Increase over previous year being 208,080,000, or daily increase of 568,438 gallons. About 2,688 tons of coal was burned during the year. Average coal consumption per 1,000.000 gallons water pumped, three tons. In filtration, sulphate of alumina, 20 per cent, alum, used 122,840 pounds, or 943,411,000 grains. Average sulphate used, 1 1/120 grain per gallon. Increase of sulphates used over previous year, 30/100 grains per gallon, which is accounted for by the excessive rainfall during the year. Cost of pumpage per 1,000,000 gallons. $12.25; filtration per 1.000.000 gallons, $1.92; distribution, 1,000,000 gallons, $7.54; total, $24.71. Eight hundred and forty feet of 1-inch, 3.600 feet of 8-inch, 11,960 feet of 6-inch, 708 feet of 4-inch mains (17,108 feet), 23 gate valves and 27 fire hydrants have been installed during the year. Present mileage of street, .35 mile. Present mileage of water mains, 25 miles.