Excerpt from Twenty-Sixth Annual Report of the Board of Water Commissioners to the City Council: Together With the Reports of the Registrar and Superintendent for the Year 1899
Engineering (mapping, Damages (from broken mains, accidents, 1 Pumping station, Chapin pond (operating and care and repairs), Pumping station, Five Mile pond (operating and care and repairs), Examination of Ludlow reservoir bottom, Lowering Ludlow main No. 2 in Cm street (account of change in street grade), Distribution mains renewals, 1 097 72 Total, The expense for renewing old distribution mains will be seen to have been much less than during the preceding year, while an unusual expenditure of for pumping a large quantity of water from Chapin pond and Five Mile pond was necessitated in consequence of the emptying of the Ludlow reservoir and the ensuing severe drouth.
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