The Lafayette Water Works

The Lafayette Water Works

The report of Superintendent Melville W. Miller, of the Lafayette, Ind., water department, shows that the total receipts were $74,935.92, of which $63,126.19 was from commercial connections and $11,809.73 from industrial connections. The year’s disbursements totaled $65,199.36. The value of free water to the city is given as $18,750. The total flat rate services in use December 31, 1916, was 3,659 (76 per cent.) and the metered services were 1,143 (24 per cent.). The total gallons of water pumped at both stations (Canal street and Columbian Park) was 1,532,606,996, being a daily average of 4,198,923 gallons. This was an average daily per capita of 140 gallons.

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