WATER CONSUMPTION AT KANSAS CITY.
At Kansas City. Mo., during the month of December 705,579,000 gals, of water were pumped from the river into the city’s settling basins at Quindaro station, 53,010 lbs. of alum were used to clarify the water, and 1,369,000 lbs. of coal consumed in getting up steam for the pumps. Of the quantity of water taken from the river 686,599,000 gals., were pumped to Turkey creek station, and from there 555,878,015 gals, were distributed through the service mains. At this station 3.000.776 lbs. of coal were burned. The report for December serves as an indicator of the growing consumption of city water, and the corresponding increase for fuel and other incidentals. In December. 1905. 581.798.371 gals, were pumped from the river; 542,780,400. to Turkey creek; coal burned at Quindaro station. 1905. 932,800 lbs.; alum used, 18.060 lbs.: pumped to the city mains. 527,685.701 gals.: coal used, 2.354.400 lbs. The largest individual consumer of water is the Armour Packing company.