WATER SUPPLY OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

WATER SUPPLY OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

At Grand Rapids, Mich., there was added to the distribution system of the water works the past year 5,565 miles of mains, making a total at this date of 122,911 miles, with 1,153 fire hydrants. The amount expended on the water works for the year was $46,733,22. The greater portion of this expenditure was for the new force-main for the high service. This new force-main has increased the pressure on the high service,besides reducing the pressure atthepumps. There has been expended on the works to date $1,323,309.22. The bonded indebtedness is $855,000. The daily average consumption of water has been 11,369.588 gallons—an increase of 4 15-100 per cent over the previous year. Number of services in use is 7,389, supplying 27,944 fixtures. The income from the water works has been $89 779-55; the cost of maintenance and operation, $39,470.24; annual interest on the water bonds, $39,125. The cost of extending the mains was $40,761.19; expended on the dam across the river, $1,111.25; for new meters and setting, $153.28. The total cost to pump 1,000,000 gallons of water into the high and low systems was $3.20. The total number of gallons of water pumped into the high * system for the past year was 1.606,774,577 gallons. The daily average of water pumped in the high system was 4,402,122 gallons.

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