SEWERAGE AND STREET WORK.
City Engineer Barnett of Athens, Ga., is now surveying the line for the new sewerage system.
Says a dispatch from Easton, Pa.: “The damage on Bushkill street by the cave-in of the big sewer there yesterday afternoon increased during the night, ami may now reach $20,000.”
Says The Brockton (Mass.) Gazette: “ Like Brockton,
Taunton crieth aloud for a system of sewerage. When will their joint cry be answered?”
The money paid for sewers at Lowell, Mass., last year, was $30,176.
Grand Rapids, Mich., will vote at the spring election upon the question of bonding the city for $200,000 for the erection of a city market.
Says the Mayor of Springfield, Mass., “ I recommend the employment of an expert to study and report a plan of sewers and drains for that part of the city lying south of Mill river. It does not appear to be wise to introduce more sewage into Mill river, and the subject should receive instant and intelligent consideration. In times of heavy and sudden rainfall our Main street sewer is inadequate to carry off the large accumulation of surface water poured into it. It appears to me to be a wise measure to construct several relief or overflow sewers, to be employed for this purpose only, through lateral streets and such opportunity as may be commended, to conduct this surface water immediately to the river.”
Over 10,000 feet of sewers were built at Lawrence, Mass., last year.
Superintendent Charles Morton of the Boston sewerage department reports the building last year of 24,000 feet of pubic and 17,150 feet of private sewers.
Mayor F. A. Harrington of Worcester, Mass., who was inaugurated January 5 for the second time, recommends a petition to the general court for leave to issue $800,000 bonds in renewal of those falling due April 1, 1892; the extension of the sewerage system, the extension of paving and the erection of new school-houses, fire engine-houses and a new alms-house building.
Mayor Keller of Williamsport, Pa., has vetoed the Basset sewer ordinance. It has been suggested that the matter should be voted upon by the citizens at the coining election.
The Syracuse (N. Y.) sewer committee has reported advising an improved system of sewerage in the fifth ward.
There are now sixteen miles of sewers at Colorado Springs, Col. Six miles of them were built last year.
About half a mile of the sewerage system of Beaver Dam, Wis., has been finished.
Ma} or Burnham of Haverhill, Mass., in his inaugural address says : “ I ask you to carefully consider these things, for but two courses are open to you : First, to cut down your expenses to the 1 west possible limit and practically cease public improvements ; or apply to the legislature for an extension of the debt or tax limit. While I Ixelieve in rigid economy, our improvements must go on. We must build and maintain our schools ; extend our substantial streets and sewers ; and keep pace with our sister cities ; and it is for you to choose which of these courses shall be adopted.”
According to an exchange a street-cleaning syndicate in Baltimore, made up of a number of business men of that city, has made a formal proposition to perform all the duties of the street cleaning department in a more effective manner than heretofore for $175,000 per annum for five years.
Over seven miles of sewers were built in Brooklyn last year. I here are now 94.8 miles of sewers in the city.