Water Supply for West Springfield.
The agreements having to do with the use by the town of West Springfield. Mass., of Springfield’s Little river water supply were entered into last week by the water boards of both places. One of the two agreements provides for the taking by West Springfield of Little river water simply to tide the west siders over their present water famine, and unless important outside considerations enter into the situation this agreement will be terminated when West Springfield’s system is again in working order. Under the terms of the agreement water is furnished the town at the rate of 10 cents per 1,000 gallons. This means $100 per 1,000.000 gallons. West Springfield’s daily consumption, according to the local water officials, is between 1,250,000 and 2,000,000 gallons, and their daily water rental should be, therefore, between $100 and $200. All water supplied will be metered as soon as a meter can be installed. All expenses of the connections already made at Kings highway and Westfield street, of meters, and the installation thereof, future expenditures along this line, and any other expenditures connected with the emergency supply are to be paid for by the town. Meters alone cost between $600 and $700 and the total expense outside of the water itself may be in the neighborhood of $1,000, possibly more.