Water Supply Matters at Lowell.
The report of the water board of Lowell, Mass., shows that the net cash receipts for the past year were $189,247.66, that $33,554 68 had been paid for salaries, that the total expenditures on the water-works to January 1, 1890, had been $4,647,118.95, and the total receipts $2,259,434.67, making the net cost of the water-works to January 1, 1890. $2,387,684.28.
The entire supply ot the city is dependent upon the one thirtyinch main, extending from near Heaver Hrook to the pump wells, which discharges about 9,000,000 gallons daily. This is not considered sufficient nor equal to the capacity of the pumping engines. The commissioners say that the thirty-inch main and the twenty-four inch main from the pumping station should he duplicated. The cost is estimated at about $67,000.