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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...a year, for the hydrant service that costs the department $110,000. The difference between the cost of this service and the amount paid for it by the city may be fairly considered as a contribution in lieu of taxes. The Question of Rates Since 1898, when the city took over the plant, the following rates have been in effect: Gas Light Fuel 1898 $1.90 $1.00 1899 1.40 1.00 1901 1.25 1.00 1902 1.15 1.00 1903 1.00 1.00 1904.-90.75 1905 90.75 1905 75.75 1909--Light and fuel, $.75; all over 40,000 cu. ft., $.50. House heating, any quantity, $.50. Minimum bills, $.25 per month. Water 1898 $.30 per 100 cu. ft. 1901 25 per 100 cu. ft. 1907 17 per 100 cu. ft. 1913--8,000 cu. ft. at $.17y2 per 100 cu. ft. 8,000 cu. ft. at $.10 per 100 cu.ft. 60,000 cu. ft. at $.07y2 per 100 cu. ft. 100,000 cu. ft. at $.05 per 100 cu. ft. All over at $.02j4 per 100 cu. ft. 1914--10,000 cu. ft. at $.15 per 100 cu. ft. All over at $.08 per 100 cu. ft. 10,000 cu. ft. at $.12 per 100 cu. ft. Minimum bills, $.50 per month. Low Rates and No Income During War No rates for either gas of water have been changed since January 1, 1914. While the era of high prices has swept over the entire world during and since the war and has increased the salary of every employee of the department below that of the manager, some of them being doubled, has more than doubled the cost of cast iron pipe and of pig iron, has increased the price of coal for making gas and operating its pumping stations, has increased the cost of electrical energy, still the price of gas and water has remained the same without a single change of any kind for the past eight years. Further than this, the profits of the department were never higher in any previous year than for 1920, and for the combined plants more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236612663
  • 9781236612663