Water and Sewage Works Volume 12

Water and Sewage Works Volume 12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...giving capacities of works in certain cities of more than 100,000 population. It will be noted that most of the works owned by cities have a bonded indebtedness considerably less than the cost of the works, indicat ing that there are ample sinking fund provisions or their equivalent. The exceptions are Atlantic City, N. J., Kansas City, Mo., and Syracuse, N. Y., where the works have recently been purchased by the city, Newark, which has just bonded itself for a new plant not yet fully accepted, and Providence, R.I. A comparison of the columns of cost of maintenance and receipts for water rents for 1895 shows in most instances an excess of receipts works is still more evident. When sufficient to pay an average interest the use of water is universal in a of six per cent. on the bonded in-city this state of affairs is not seridebtedness and have a good balance ously objectionable, though even for the sinking fund. The excep-then the large users of water must tions are Baltimore, where there frequently pay more than their just would be a deficiency on this as-proportion of the cost of fire prosumption amounting to more than tection to the city. A very few cities: I L J A SECTlON OF THE BlCYCLE TRACK lN GARFlELD PARK, CH1CAGO. the receipts from water rents, Providence, where there is a slight deficiency, and Rochester. These figures indicate that municipal ownership of water-works, for the larger cities at least, is not a losing venture. When the amount of free water furnished for fire protection and public uses is taken into account, the financial success of the assess part or all the cost of new pipe on the abutting property, which tends to equalize the burden. But two of the cities in the list charge themselves with hydrant rental, viz.: ..show more

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  • Paperback | 258 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 467g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236863976
  • 9781236863973