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Full text of "Annual report of the Boston Water Board, for the year ending .."

FIFTH ANNUAL REPORT 



BOSTON WATER BOARD. 






1881, ' 




BOSTON : 
ROCKWELL AND CHURCHILL, CITY PRINTERS, 

No. 39 ARCH STREET. 
1881. 



With Compliments of 

Boston Water Board, 



9 ST *♦*"" 



[Document 101 — 1881.] 



CITY OF |©li BOSTON. 




STFTBONNUAL EEPORT. 

OF THE 

BOSTON WATER BOARD, 

FOR THE TEAR ENDING APRIL 30, 1881. 



Office of Boston Water Board, 

May 1, 1881. 

To the City Council of the City of Boston : — 

The Boston Water Board herewith respectfully submit 
their fifth annual report, together with reports from the City 
Engineer, Water Registrar, Clerk of the Board, the Clerk 
and Registrar of the Mystic Works, and the superintendents 
of the various divisions. 

The present state of the different departments continues to 
be satisfactory. A number of improvements and extensions 
contemplated at the date of the last report have been carried 
out. A careful examination of the reports of the officers 
above referred to will show in detail the methods of construc- 
tion and effects of these works. 

In general, the lakes, basins, aqueducts, reservoirs, and 
distributing systems are in excellent repair, and doing good 
service. 

With all the appliances at the command of the city it is 
still a work of difficulty to keep the resources of the works 
equal to the growing demands made upon them, and the 
Board often find themselves placed in the embarrassing posi- 
tion of being obliged to refuse applications for extensions and 
use of water, especially in the high-service districts, for fear 
of endangering the efficiency of the present distribution. 



City Document No. 101. 



Consumption of Watee. 



The average daily consumption of water for the year 1880, 
including the Mystic Works, was 35,887,880 gallons, — an 
increase of 3.8 per cent, over the consumption of the preceding 
year. This increase, undoubtedly, would have been much 
larger if the Board had not taken steps, during the severe 
drought of the last season, to call the attention of citizens to 
the dangers of a diminished supply. In view of the constant 
increase in consumption, the Board can only reiterate their 
requests, made in the last report, for authority to enlarge the 
works in several important directions. 

A new storage-basin on the Sudbury river is the largest 
extension now in view. 

On Nov. 26, 1880, this Board sent a communication to the 
City Council asking for an appropriation for surveys and the 
purchase of land, and on Dec. 13, an order for the appropria- 
tion of $55,000 for these purposes was passed, and early in 
the present year the engineer was directed to make the nec- 
essary surveys and borings to determine the best site for 
another dam and storage-basin. The plans have since been 
completed, the land secured, and another appropriation re- 
quested for the purpose of construction. It is important 
that the work should be begun as soon as possible. 

The high-service works, also, need large additions to their 
present capacity. During the summer months of the past 
year the consumption in this branch of the department was 
about 20 per cent, more than during the corresponding months 
of the preceding year. A general plan for these works was 
outlined by the late City Engineer, Mr. Jos. P. Davis, and 
detailed surveys are now in progress by his successor. 

While these works of enlargement are proceeding, and be- 
fore they can be completed, it is the opinion of the Board 
that some steps must be taken to check the wanton waste of 
water. On Oct. 4, 1880, this Board was requested to report 
to the City Council the best method, in their judgment, for 
arresting waste of water. On Nov. 18, a report, in answer 
to the above-mentioned order, was made, stating that, 
in the judgment of the Board, the most efficient permanent 
method of accomplishing this purpose would be by the appli- 
cation of meters. Previous to this report the engineer had 
been directed to import from England, for the purpose of 
experiment, three of the Deacon meters, which had proved 
efficient in detecting and checking waste in Liverpool and 
other cities in England. They have since been procured and 
are now in service in the Charlestown district. 



Report of the "Water Board. 3 

Besides experiments with the Deacon meter tests of other 
meters are being made for the purpose of ascertaining the 
value of several meters of different manufacture, and no steps 
will be left untried to determine the best course to pursue 
should the general application of a meter system be decided 
on. The following Act bearing on this subject was passed 
by the last Legislature, aud approved April 15, 1881. 



an act to authorize the cltt of boston to attach meters 
to Buildings which it supplies with Water. 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby authorized, at its own ex- 
pense, to attach and maintain a sufficient water-meter to the main ser- 
vice-pipe in any building or buildings which may be supplied with water 
by said city under authority of law ; and where any building situate 
within the city of Boston shall be supplied with water by said city 
through a meter, and there shall be more than one tenement contained 
in said building, or where different rooms in the same building are 
leased to or occupied by different persons taking water through separate 
fixtures, the owners or lessees of said building shall be liable to said 
city for the entire amount of water so supplied to said building : pro- 
vided, that in the case of dwelling-houses containing more than one 
tenement and not more than three tenements, it shall be necessary to 
obtain the consent of the owner thereof before attaching such meter. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 



Sudbury Eiver. 

Sudbury river has supplied to the city 6,230,200,000 gal- 
lons, equivalent to an average daily supply of over 17,000,000 
gallons. Of this quantity more than 5,000,000,000 gallons 
were run directly to the city without passing through Lake 
Cochituate. All of the storage-basins were full at the begin- 
ning of the year, and were heavily drawn upon to reinforce 
the small flow of the river during the drought. Unfortu- 
nately a vegetable growth of algse appeared in two of the 
basins and rendered the water somewhat objectionable. Re- 
searches by experts have not shown that these plants produce 
any injurious effect upon the public health. They appear 
without apparent cause in the water. Fortunately one branch 
of the river was free from their presence, and water was sup- 
plied to the city from this source during the greater part of 
the year. 

The dams, gate-houses, and other structures on this portion 
of the works are in excellent condition. 

Some work of construction in the way of sheeting and 
puddling the embankment at Dam 2 has been prosecuted for 
the purpose of arresting some percolation. After this was 
accomplished the work of construction was considered com- 
pleted, and on Oct. 15, 1880, the works were transferred 



4 City Document No. 101. 

from the Engineering Department to the Superintendent of 
the Western Division. 

As much opposition was engendered at the time of the 
conception of these works, it may not be out of place to re- 
view, briefly, the service they have accomplished and the 
decided way in which they have realized the expectations of 
the friends of the project. 

On Jan. 21, 1875, the waters of the river were taken by 
the city under legislative sanction. At that date the daily 
rate of consumption was something over 18,000,000 gallons 
per day, which was more than Lake Cochituate, unaided, was 
capable of furnishing. During 1875 an amount equivalent 
to a daily supply of 7,000,000 gallons was furnished from the 
Sudbury river by means of a temporary connection. During 
the following year the consumption was more than 20,000,000 
gallons. In 1877 the river furnished 5,000,000 gallons daily, 
while the whole consumption did not vary greatly from the 
preceding year. In 1878 the consumption rose to 23,000,000 
gallons, of which the river furnished more than 9,000,000. 
In the next year more than 10,000,000 gallons were furnished 
out of the 25,000,000 total consumption. In 1880 the con- 
sumption was 26,500,000 gallons, of which the river furnished 
more than 17,000,000. During the six years referred to the 
total amount received and used in the city from the Sudbury 
river source was more than 20,000,000,000 gallons. It will 
be readily seen from an inspection of these figures that, if 
these or other works had not been meditated and pushed to 
completion when they were, the city would now be seriously 
affected by its lack of water supply. 

A most gratifying fact in connection with the building of 
the Sudbury river works is, that they have been completed 
within the original estimate, and in a rather better manner 
than at first proposed. 

Lake Cochituate. 

The water from this source has caused a great deal of 
trouble during the past year ; the cucumber taste having again 
made its appearance, notwithstanding the steps taken last 
year to improve the meadows around the lake. On February 
26 the supply from this source was cut off, since which time 
it has been maintained wholly by the Sudbury river. The 
surface of the lake was drawn down during the year 1880 
about eight feet, to a point too low to keep up the full flow 
in the aqueduct. In order to guard against a threatened 
scarcity of water, the Board purchased pumps and boilers to 
erect at the gate-house to keep up the supply, but fortunately 



Report or the Water Board. 5 

they were not needed. The machinery is stored at Chestnut- 
Hill reservoir, ready for a similar emergency, should one 
occur in the future. 

Every means known to the Board have been taken to in- 
vestigate the cause of the peculiar taste which occasionally 
visits the waters of the lake. On January 26, an order was 
approved by the Mayor, requesting a report from this Board 
on the cause and prevention of the impurity of the water 
supplied to the city, and on February 10 the following report 
was made, and is here reprinted, as forming a portion of the 
history of this matter : — 

City of Boston, City Hall, 
Boston Water Board Office, Feb. 10, 1881. 

To the City Council : — 

The Boston Water Board, having been requested, by an order ap- 
proved Jan. 26,1881, to report "on the cause and prevention of the 
impurity in the water supplied to the city," would respectfully report 
that, at the time of the passage of the order by the City Council the city 
was supplied with water from both the Sudbury and Cochituate sources, 
in the proportion of about one-third Cochituate to two-thirds Sudbury. 
The Board having become satisfied that the peculiar taste to the water, 
known commonly as' the " cucumber " taste, was due to the Cochituate 
water, caused this source to be shut off from the supply, and since then 
the water has much improved in taste if not in color. 

Although the Board have taken every means in their power to ascei'- 
tain the cause of the " cucumber" taste, they have arrived at no result. 
Chemical analysis throws no more light on the subject now than it did 
in 1876, when the same trouble visited the water. At that time ex- 
tended examinations and experiments were made, and a detailed report 
made to the Council. The recent analyses and examinations made by 
expei-ts throw no more light on the subject than they did then. 

While the water seems to be perfectly clear, and, so far as the Board 
can say, perfectly wholesome, the disagreeable taste permeates a large 
body of water in a short time and in a mysterious manner. 

The report of Professor Nichols, of Feb. 3, 1881, containing the 
analyses, is submitted herewith. 

Respectfully submitted, 

BOSTON" WATER BOARD, 
By Leonard R. Cutter, 

Chairman. 



Mass. Institute of Technology, 

Boston, Feb. 3, 1881. 

To the Water Board of the City of Boston : — 

Gentlemen, — The accompanying table contains the results of the 
examination of three samples of water, two of which were furnished 
me by Mr. Fitzgerald, and one of which was drawn in my laboratory 
on February 1. 

The water received in the city at the present time is entirely from the 
Sudbury l'iver. It has a marked yellowish brown color and a decidedly 
" pondy " taste. The water is more strongly colored and contains a 



6 City Document No. 101. 

larger amount of dissolved matter than usual, and is about the same in 
character as that received in the city about a year ago when, for a short 
time, the water came directly from the Sudbury sources. The water is 
somewhat objectionable in appearance, owing to its marked color; it is 
also not altogether palatable, but I do not think it can be oalled un- 
wholesome. It is a soft surface water, rather highly charged with 
vegetable matter, and I have no doubt that many persons who are 
accustomed to hard surface waters or to well water would suffer some 
derangement of the digestive organs if they should begin to drink 
freely of this water. Probably also some sick persons might be affected 
by it ; but I believe that, as far as a person in average health is con- 
cerned, the water is wholesome. 

As to the so-called " cucumber " taste which, until within a few days 
has been noticed over the greater part of the city, there is little that I 
can say in addition to what has already been said in a report by Dr. 
Farlow, Mr. Edward Burgess, and myself, presented in April, 1876. 
Although since that date I have visited other water supplies and made 
a number of experimental and other obseiwations, I have been unable 
to satisfy myself as to the cause of the trouble. Whether it is due to 
a peculiar decomposition of the dead organic matter in the water, or 
whether some living organism is concerned in its formation, is not 
known. As far as my information goes, there is no evidence to show 
that a water possessing this peculiar taste is less wholesome than the 
same water when free from the taste. 

Yours respectfully, 

WM. RIPLEY NICHOLS. 



EXAMINATION" OF BOSTON WATER. 
[Result expressed in parts in 100,000.] 





Unfiltebed Watek. 


Solid Residue. 








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Total at 


Locality. 


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212 E. 






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O 


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Eeb. 1, 1881. 




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0.013 
0.013 


0.024 
0.021 


3.82 
4.18 


2.64 
2.18 


6.46 




6.36 


Institute of Technology, Boston . . 


0.009 


0.021 


3.98 


2.38 


6.36 



Analytical Note. — The so-called " organic and volatile matter" (which is really the loss 
which the residue of evaporation suffers when heated to a low red-heat) is not a very exact 
determination", and the differences in the case of these three waters are no greater than 
might he obtained with different samples of the same water. The three samples are practically 
alike. 



The pollution of the lake from the sewage of Pegan brook, 
in Natick, still continues. The test cases, referred to in the 
last report, were finally carried to the Supreme Court, after 
having been heard before a sheriff's jury, as provided for in 
the act, and were finally decided in favor of the city, on 



Eeport or the Water Boaed. 7 

points of law. The five parties complained of will be obliged 
to provide some other means for disposing of their drainage. 
Other cases will be brought before the courts, until the rights 
of the city are established in this important matter. 



Aqueducts and Eeservoirs. 

The Sudbury-river aqueduct is in good condition. Few 
repairs of importance have been made to this structure during 
the year. A portion of the grounds has been fenced, par- 
ticularly on embankments. 

Owing to the shutting off of the lake water, more extended 
repairs have been made on the Cochituate aqueduct than has 
ever been possible before. This work will be carried on 
until the water in the lake has regained its purity and can be 
run to the city. 

Chestnut-Hill reservoir is in excellent condition. Brook- 
line reservoir has lately been cleaned out and thorough repairs 
made to the gate-houses and other portions of the work. 
From the character and small quantity of the deposit found 
on the bottom, it is the opinion of those in charge that it 
will hardly be necessary to draw off the water again, for this 
purpose, for many years. 

On Nov. 27, 1880, the Board of Aldermen, acting in their 
capacity as county commissioners, seized the Beacon-Hill 
reservoir for the purpose of erecting a new court-house on 
its site, and this structure has now passed out of the control 
of the water department. No provision has yet been made 
by the City Council to reimburse the water works for this 
valuable property. This Board can only petition for an 
equitable adjustment of this matter, and they take this means 
of calling the early attention of the City Council to the facts 
in the case. 

The right to lay a new 48-inch main was obtained from the 
Legislature previous to the date of the last report. Since 
that time the work has been successfully completed, and on 
November 29 water was run to the city through the pipe. 
The pressure in the city was raised about ten feet. 

This new main runs from Chestnut-Hill reservoir directly 
to the city, through Beacon street as far as the junction with 
Brookline avenue, where it connects with the old 40-inch 
main. By authority of an order of the City Council, passed 
July 8, 1880, the work was done by day labor. It is one of 
the most important additions that have been made of late 
years to the capacity of the works. 

The distributing system has been still further enlarged 



8 City Document No. 101. 

during the year by the laying of about nine miles of main 
pipe. 

The City Council having authorized the sale of water to 
the City of Cambridge to supplement their short supply 
during the drought, a connection for that purpose was made 
at Cottage Farm between the pipes of the two cities, but, as 
yet, it has not been used, the City of Boston being itself 
dangerously threatened with a short supply of water at the 
very time it was most needed in Cambridge. 

High-Service Works. 

The total quantity of water pumped during the year 1880, 
at the Highland pumping-station, was 856,840,000 gallons 
against 820,827,210 gallons for the preceding year, an increase 
of about 4 per cent. The cost per million gallons raised one 
foot was 8.3 cents. 

The capacity of these works was reached long ago. The 
importance of a rearrangement and enlargement has been 
fully discussed in previous reports, and the work of rebuild- 
ing should be begun at once. On Nov. 20, 1880, a com- 
munication was sent from this Board to the City Council, 
recommending application to the Legislature for an act to 
take land and construct works. On Dec. 9 the request was 
granted, and on March 24, 1881, the following act was signed 
by the Governor : — 

an act in addition to the acts fob the purpose of supplying 
the City of Boston with Pure Water. 

Be it enacted, etc., as follows : — 

Section 1. For the purpose of supplying water to its inhabitants, 
and especially for the purpose of increasing the supply of water which 
can be used for its high-service, the city of Boston is hereby authorized 
by and through the agency of the Boston Water Board to construct and 
maintain new reservoirs, and connect the same by aqueducts and pipes 
with its present sources of water supply, and with its present reservoirs, 
aqueducts and pipes, and to construct and maintain new works and 
pumping-stations in connection with said new reservoirs ; and for this 
purpose may take and hold by purchase or otherwise any lands or real 
estate necessary therefor, situate in the cities of Boston or Newton, or 
in the town of Brookline, and lay said aqueducts and pipes over or 
under any water-course or any streets, turnpike roads, railroads, high- 
ways or other ways, in such manner as not to unnecessarily obstruct or 
impede the travel thereon ; and may enter upon and dig up any such 
roads, streets or ways, for the purpose of laying down said pipes be- 
neath the surface thereof, and for maintaining and repairing the same ; 
but always in such manner and with such care as not to render the roads, 
streets and ways unnecessarily unsafe or inconvenient to the public 
travel thereon. And said city of Boston in performing said work shall 
not unnecessarily interfere with any existing sewers, water or gas pipes, 
and shall be subject to such reasonable regulations as to time, place and 



Report of the Water Board. 9 

manner of digging up any streets or ways of public travel for the pur- 
poses aforesaid, and the laying of said pipes, as shall be made by the 
City Council of the city of Newton or the selectmen of the town of 
Brookline, within the limits of said city or town, for the protection of 
their rights of drainage and sewerage therein and the public rights of 
passage thereon. 

Sect. 2. Whenever the city of Boston shall dig up any street or way 
as aforesaid, it shall restore the same to as good order and condition as 
the same shall be in when such digging commenced ; and the city of 
Boston shall at all times indemnify and save harmless the city of 
Newton and the town of Brookline against all damage which may be 
recovered against them respectively, and shall reimburse to them 
respectively all expenses which they shall incur by reason of any defect 
or want of repair in any street or way, caused by the construction of 
said aqueduct or the laying of said pipes, or by the maintaining or 
repairing the same : provided, that the city of Boston shall have due 
and reasonable notice of all claims for such damages or injury, and 
opportunity to make a legal defence thereto. 

Sect. 3. The city of Boston shall be liable to pay all damages that 
shall be sustained by any persons in their property by the taking of any 
land or real estate or the laying of said pipes as aforesaid ; and any 
person sustaining damage as aforesaid may have the same ascertained, 
determined, collected and paid in the manner which is provided in 
sections six, seven and eight of chapter one hundred and sixty-seven of 
the acts of the year eighteen hundred and forty-six. 

Sect. 4. Upon requisition by the City Council of the city of Newton, 
or the board of selectmen of the town of Brookline, prior to the laying 
of the said aqueduct and pipes through their respective limits, the city 
of Boston shall insert a number of hydrants in said pipes at points not 
less than one thousand feet apart, to be used for extinguishing fires, 
free of charge, and for no other purpose ; and said city or town shall 
pay to the city of Boston the expense of inserting and keeping in 
repair such hydrants as shall have been so inserted upon their requi- 
sitions aforesaid within their respective limits. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its acceptance by the City 
Council of the city of Boston. 
■ [Approved March 24, 1881. ] 

An appropriation for the purpose of constructing new high- 
service works will be asked for at an early date. 

On May 13, 1880, the City Council authorized an expen- 
diture of $33,500 for the purpose of supplying a high-service 
system to East Boston. On May 18 a contract was made 
with Henry R. Worthington for the necessary machinery ; 
and in October following the pumps were completed and 
put in operation. The pumps are capable of delivering one 
and one-half million gallons per day. The total cost of this 
work was about $23,000. A full description will be found 
in the City Engineer's report. The effect of this independent 
system of high-service supply is to furnish the high lands of 
East Boston with water under a greater pressure than was 
possible from the Cochituate works. 

The Brighton high-service pumps are in good working 
order. They deliver during certain days in the hot weather 
270,000 gallons in 24 hours. 



10 City Document No. 101. 



Mystic Department. 

The works of this department are believed to be in fair 
condition. 

The pumps have raised 3,434,195,710 gallons during the 
year 1880, at a cost of 5.4 cents per million gallons raised 
one foot. 

During the latter part of the summer the lake was drawn 
so low that it became necessary to erect temporary pumps to 
keep up the supply to the conduit. In September the 
machinery, formerly used at Lake Cochituate for the same 
purpose, was transferred to the jVlystic lake and set up ; and 
on Oct. 4 the pumps were started. They were run until 
Jan. 17, 1881. 

The severe drought told heavily on the Mystic supply. 
The water was drawn down to the lowest point ever reached, 
viz., one foot above the bottom of the conduit. 

A full statement of the capacity of the Mystic Works and 
of the purity of the water would hardly seem to be necessary 
when so many able reports have been made on the subject, and 
the actual condition of the water-shed been made a point of 
such diligent research ; but a few facts, showing something of 
the past history and present condition of this source of water 
supply, may, however, enable the City Council to appreciate 
the position in which the Board now find themselves. When it 
was first proposed to annex Charlestown to Boston, one of 
the most important, if not the leading argument used in 
favor of the same was the extent and purity of the Mystic 
water, and the great benefit it would prove to the larger 
municipality. 

In 1874, after annexation, the Mystic Water Board thus 
expressed itself, in giving up control of the works : " We 
are firm in the faith that you have a property of great value 
in the Mystic Water Works and 'the grants to the City of 
Charlestown for a supply of pure water." 

The area of the water-shed of these works had always been 
taken at 31 square miles, upon the authority of Messrs. Bald- 
win and Stevenson, the original engineers of the works. On 
Oct. 27, 1873, the Cochituate Water Board were directed to 
report to the City Council the facts in regard to the Mystic 
supply. The information desired was communicated by 
Messrs. Kirkwood and Francis, whose engineering abilities 
were undoubted. Their report, which was very elaborate 
and the result of minute investigation, was made in Dec, 
1873. The area of the water-shed, as taken by them, was 
24| square miles, after deducting water surfaces, and they 
placed the capacity, with storage basins, at 17,000,000 gal- 
lons. 



Eeport of the Water Board. 11 

In regard to the impurities in the water, they say : "Its pas- 
sage, however, through the large body of water in the upper 
Mystic pond admits of such a diffusion as to render such im- 
purities entirely imperceptible to our senses at the lower end 
of the poud, where the Charlestown works have their conduit 
connection." 

An extensive investigation into the purity of the water was 
made at the same time by Prof. E. N. Hosford, in his report 
of which (City Doc. No. 134, 1873) he summarizes as fol- 
lows : " Of its salubrity as a drinking,- water it will compare 
well with the best waters in use for city supply. It has ex- 
perienced no appreciable deterioration since its introduction." 

In 1874, Mr. J. P. Davis reported the true area of the 
water-shed to be 26.2 square miles, excluding water sur- 
faces. This result was determined accurately by triangula- 
tion, and set at rest finally this much-disputed question. 

The actual collection on this area during the year 1880, 
as determined by the City Engineer, was something over 
15,000,000 gallons per day; but this amount of water could 
only be utilized by building extensive storage-basins. The 
capacity of supply of the present arrangement of works, in a 
dry year, is probably less than 7,000,000 gallons per day. 
The question that naturally arises is, Can the purity of the 
Mystic water be preserved so as to warrant further expen- 
ditures for continuing it as a water supply? 

In 1873 Messrs. Kirkwood and Francis found 27 large 
establishments, 20 of which were tanneries, pouring their 
filth into the water. If, with this large amount of sewage, 
the water appeared reasonably pure and good, the Board be- 
lieved that, if these objectionable elements could be removed, 
the water would not only be preserved in its original condi- 
tion, but would also be much improved ; and that, by pre- 
venting further pollution, it would be fitted for domestic use 
for many years to come. Accordingly a sewer was built, 
and much time and money devoted to the diversion of this 
drainage into tide water. This was successfully accom- 
plished, mostly during the year 1879, and the Board were 
congratulating- themselves on a favorable condition of affairs, 
when a trouble arose wholly unexpected. The towns of 
Medford and Arlington, early in December last, complained 
of a nuisance, caused, as they alleged, by the discharge of 
sewage into the lower Mystic pond. 

On Dec. 18 notices were served by the Board of Health of 
Medford on the City of Boston, requesting an abatement of 
the nuisance within 24 hours. Private petitions had previ- 
ously been received in the City Council in regard to the same 
matter. 



12 City Document No. 101. 

On Jan. 10 the Board invited all the towns interested to 
meet the representatives of the city in regard to the matter, 
and a number of conferences were subsequently held, but no 
agreement could be settled upon. The towns, in the mean 
time, had petitioned the Legislature, and, although the city 
did all in its power to arrest such legislation, the following 
act was passed : — 



an act to require the city of boston to abate a nuisance in 
Mystic Lower Pond, eor protecting the Purity of the Waters 
of said Pond, and for the Preservation of the Public Health, 
especially in the Towns of Medford and Arlington. 

Section 1. The city of Boston is hereby directed to cease emptying 
sewage, or waters, or substances containing polluting matter or prop- 
erties, into Mystic Lower Pond, through its sewer constructed under 
chapter two hundred and two of the Acts of eighteen hundred and 
seventy-five or otherwise, and is hereby also directed to take up and 
remove so much of said sewer as extends into said pond' and also that 
part thereof between said pond and a point on the line of said sewer at 
least two hundred feet from said pond, within three months from the 
passage of this act, and thereafter no person or persons, no municipal 
nor other corporation or corporations, shall discharge or divert into 
said pond, any sewage or offensive matter, waters or substances con- 
taining such properties or of such quality as shall of themselves or in 
connection with other matter create a nuisance in said Mystic Lower 
Pond, or endanger the public health ; but nothing herein shall be con- 
strued to prohibit the city of Boston from discharging such water as shall 
be collected into its said sewer into said Mystic Lower Pond after said 
city shall have purified, cleansed, and freed the said waters from all 
offensive, contaminating, noxious, and polluting properties and sub- 
stances, so that said waters shall not of themselves, or in connection 
with other matter, create a nuisance therein or endanger the public 
health : provided, that said waters so purified shall flow for a distance 
of at least two hundred feet immediately before their entrance into said 
pond in an open drain over a gravelly or sandy bottom. 

Sect. 2. The city of Boston is hereby directed to cause said Mystic 
Lower Pond to be cleansed of such impurities prejudicial to the public 
health as, in the judgment of the state board of health, lunacy, and 
charity, it shall have caused, and at such time, and in such manner and 
extent, as shall be approved by the state board of health, lunacy, and 
charity, and said city shall pay the expense incurred thereby ; and should 
the said board deem the same to be necessary, and so decide, the city of 
Boston may erect a dam at the outlet of the lower Mystic Pond, and may 
exclude tide-water from said pond, and may raise the height of the 
water in said pond, and may take land therefor ; and any person suffer- 
ing any damage shall have the right to have damages assessed therefor, 
as provided in section three of this act. 

Sect. 3. The city of Boston is hereby authorized to take and hold, 
for the time necessary to carry out the provisions of this act, such lands 
in the towns of Woburn or Winchester, on or near the line of said sewer, 
as it shall deem necessary, and may construct such canals, basins, tanks, 
passage-ways, and works as may be necessary to enable said city to treat 
said sewage and waters in order to free the said waters of all noxious, 
dangerous, and offensive matter and properties. Said city shall make 
compensation to the owners for such lands as it shall take under this 
act, and if said city and said owners do not agree, any person aggrieved 



Report of the Water Board. 13 

shall be entitled to have his damages ascertained by a jury upon petition 
to the county commissioners of Middlesex county, the proceedings upon 
which shall be like those provided for the recovery of damages in the 
taking of lands for highways. 

Sect. 4. Said city of Boston is hereby authorized to raise and appi'o- 
priate, in such manner as its city government shall determine, such 
sums of money as shall be incurred by said city in carrying out the pro- 
visions of this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall be subject to the same limitations expressed 
in section twelve of chapter two hundred and two of the Acts of the year 
eighteen hundred and seventy-five. 

Sect. 6. The supreme judicial court, or any justice thereof, in term 
time or vacation, sitting in equity for either of the counties of Suffolk or 
Middlesex, shall have jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of 
this act by injunction or by any other appropriate equitable remedy, on 
complaint of the selectmen of either of the towns of Medford or Arling- 
ton. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

Approved May 13, 1881. 

As it is held to be impracticable by the city to carry out 
the provisions of this act, a probable result may be to restore 
the sewage again to the drinking-water. 

In view of all the difficulties that beset the maintenance of 
the purity of the Mystic water, it would seem to be the wisest 
course not to engage in any more expenditures for the pur- 
pose of enlarging the supply from the present source, but to 
look to the Shawshine river for a reinforcement of the Mystic. 
Acting in this belief the Board, on February 7, sent a commu- 
nication to the City Council, recommending that application 
be made to the Legislature for authority to take water from 
the Shawshine. This was accordingly done under an order 
of the City Council, but the petition was refused by the Legis- 
lature for reasons not necessary to discuss here. 

The only course left for the city is either to continue its 
application or to connect the Mystic supply with the Sudbury 
and Cochituate. This latter scheme would entail an enormous 
expenditure, not only for mains, but for the development of 
the whole storage capacity of the Sudbury valleys. It is to 
be hoped that the city will not be driven to this alternative . 

LEONARD R. CUTTER, Chairman, 
FRANCIS THOMPSON, 
ALBERT STANWOOD. 



14 City Document No. 101. 

Eaenings or the Wokks. 

The total receipts of the Cochituate Water Works from all 
sources for the year ending April 30, 1881, are as follows, 
viz. : — 

Stock on hand May 1, 1880 . . . . $61,159 24 

Income from sales of water . . . .1,063,852 79 

Income* from shutting off and letting on water 

and fees . 3,273 00 

Sundry receipts by Water Board . . . 64,423 69 

Profits in manufacturing hy- 
drants, etc., etc., for the year 
ending March 15, 1880 . " . $3,958 60 

Stock returned to proving yard 
from alterations of pipes in 
streets '. 1,351 10 

Increased valuation of stock, 

March 15, 1880 . ' . . 27,381 52 

32,691 22 

Amount overdrawn by Auditor for payment of 
annuity to Sarah Munroe and returned to 
the City Collector 52 50 



$1,225,452 44 
The total amount charged to Cochituate 
Water Works for the year ending April 30, 
1881, is as follows, viz. : — 

Current expenses . . . $211,091 84 
Extension of works paid for out 

of income .... 103,451 32 
Interest on funded debt . . 619,476 52 

934,019 68 



Balance April 30, 1881 .... $291,432 76 



Stock on hand April 30, 1881, $95,763 86 
Paid to Cochituate Water Sink- 
ing Fund, April 30, 1881 . 195,668 90 



$291,432 76 



Excess of income over expendi- 
tures for 1880-81 . $195,668 90 

Amount required for Sinking 

Fund 182,798 31 



Excess of income over all requirements . . $12,87059 



Report of the Water Board. 



15 



The outstanding Cochituate Water Loans at this date, 
exclusive of the Additional Supply, are as follows : — 



5 per cent. Sterling Loan 










(£399,500) 


$1,947,273 98 




Due Oct. 


1, 1902 


5 per cent. Loans . 


100,000 00 


100,000 


Due April 


1, 1906 


5 per cent. Loan 


1,000 00 


1,000 


Due Oct. 


1, 1907 






' 300,000 


Due Dec. 


1, 1897 






200,000 


Due Dec. 


12, 1897 






450,000 


Due June 


16, 1898 






540,000 


Due Oct. 


1, 1898 






250,000 


Due April 


1, 1899 






625,000 


Due Jan. 


1, 1901 






688,000 


Due April 


1, 1901 






330,000 


Due July 


1, 1901 






413,000 


Due April 


1, 1903 


6 per cent. Loans . 


$4,253,000 00 ^ 


38,000 


Due April 


1, 1904 






161,000 


Due Jan. 


1, 1905 






142,700 


Due April 


1, 1905 






6,000 


Due Oct. 


1, 1905 






82,550 


Due Jan. 


1, 1906 






8,750 


Due April 


1, 1906 






4,000 


Due Oct. 


1, 1906 






8,000 


Due Jan. 


1, 1907 






5,000 


Due April 


1, 1907 






, 1,000 


Due July 


1, 1907 


4 per cent. Loan 


280,000 00 


280,000 


Due April 


1, 1910 




$6,581,273 98 





The total receipts of the Mystic Water Works from all 
sources for the year ending April 30, 1881, are as follows, 
viz. : — 



Stock on hand May 1, 1880 . . . ','. 

Income from sales of water .... 

Income from shutting off and letting on water 
and fees ....... 

Sundry receipts by Water Board . 

Receipts by Mystic Water Registrar for service- 
pipes, etc. . . . . . . 



The total amount charged to Mystic Water 
Works for the year ending April 30, 1881, is 
as follows, viz. : — 

Current expenses . . . $101,906 64 
Extension of works paid for out 

of income .... 4,729 16 



$14,547 05 

225,992 47 

751 75 

4,843 78 

769 77 

$246,904 82 



Amounts carried forward, $106,635 80 $246,904 82 



16 



Citt Document No. 101. 



Amounts brought forward, 

Interest on funded debt 

Amount paid Chelsea, Somer- 
ville, and Everett, under con- 
tracts ..... 



Balance, April 30, 1881 

Stock on hand, April 30, 1881 . 
Paid to Mystic Water Sinking 
Fund, April 30, 1881 . 



Amount required for Sinking 
Fund for year 1880-81 . 

Excess of income over expendi- 
tures for year 1880-81 . 



$106,635 80 $246,904 82 
65,145 00 



26,695 28 

$16,657 44 
31,771 30 



198,476 08 



,428 74 



,428 74 



,559 39 
31,771 30 



Excess of requirements over income 



$51,788 09 



The outstanding Mystic Water loans at this date are as 
follows : — 



per cent, currency 
Mystic Water Loans . 



$613,000 00 



5 per cent, currency 
Mystic Water Loans . 

6 per cent, currency 
Mystic Sewer Loans . 



410,000 00 



$26,000 

1,000 

35,000 

60,000 

50,000 

3,000 

100,000 
51,000 

139,000 
67,000 
42,000 
39,000 

100,000 

202,000 
6,000 

102,000 



Due Oct. 
Due April 
Due April 
Due Oct. 
Due Oct. 
Due April 
Due July 
Due Jan. 
Due July 
Due Jan. 
Due July 
Due July 
Due Oct. 
Due Oct. 
Due Oct. 
Due April 



1, 1881 
1, 1885 
1, 1886 
1, 1886 
1, 1887 
1, 1888 
1, 1890 
1, 1891 
1, 1891 
1, 1892 
1, 1892 
1, 1893 
1, 1882 
1, 1883 
1, 1893 
1, 1894 



130,000 00 130,000 Due April 1, 1886 



$1,153,000 00 



Mystic Sewek. 

Balance of loan, April 30, 1880 
Payments during year 1880-81 

Balance unexpended April 30, 1881 



$21,754 36 
4,871 63 

$16,882 73 



Report or the Water Board. 



17 



The following statement shows the appropriations by the 
City Council for an additional supply of water, with the 
loans issued to meet them, and the amount of expenditures 
to this date : — 

Additional Supply of Water. 



APPROPRIATIONS . 

Oct. 21, 1871. —Transfer from Reserved Fund 

Apr. 12, 1872. — Order for Treasurer to borrow 

Apr. 11, 1873. — 

Feb. 26, 1875.— 

July 1,1876.— 

Apr. 20, 1878. — " 

Apr. 11, 1879. — " 



Total appropriations to April 30, 1879 



$10,000 00 
100,000 00 
500,000 00 
1,500,000 00 
2,000,000 00 
600,000 00 
350,000 00 

$5,060,000 00 



Oct. 



1, 1875.— Premium on $1,000,000 
order of Feb. 26, 1875 

April 1, 1876. —-Premium on $452,000 
bonds, under order of 
Feb. 26, 1875 

Oct. 1, 1876.— Premium on $2,000,000 
bonds, under order of 
July 1, 1876 . 



bonds, under 

. $83,700 00 



47,786 80 



221,400 00 



1871-72 
1872-73 

1873-74 including $2( 
on bonds 



1874 



EXPENDED. 



897.50 discount 
sold, January 



1874-75 
1875-76 
1876-77 
1877-78 
1878-79 
1879-80 
1880-81 



$2,302 81 
61,278 83 



114,102 77 

224,956 68 

783,613 49 

1,924,060 24 

1,257,715 26 

635,658 08 

213,350 97 

35,677 98 



352,886 80 
),412,886 80 



5,252,717 11 



Balance of appropriations unexpended, April 30, 1881 . $160,169 69 



Balance of loans, April 30, 1880 



. $195,847 67 



Receipts. 



Rents, etc. . 

Amount carried forward, 



1,240 94 



$197,088 61 



18 City Document No. 101. 

Amount brought forward, $197,088 61 

Payments. 

To sinking fund .- . . $1,240 94 
Sundry payments for construc- 
tion, land-damages, etc. . 35,677 98 

36,918 92 



Balance unexpended, April 30, 1881 . . $160,169 69 

The outstanding loans which were made on account of 
Additional Supply of Water are as follows : — 

4 ner cent Loans & 670 000 i $82,000 Due July 1, 1908 

4 per cent. .Loans, . . &b/0,0U0| 58 8,000 Due April 1, 1908 

( 1,000,000 Due Oct. 1, 1905 

5 per cent. Loans, . . 3,452,000 <J 452,000 Due April 1, 1906 

( 2,000,000 Due Oct. 1, 1906 

5 per cent. Loan, . . 12,000 Due April 1, 1908 

( 100,000 Due July 1, 1902 

e — „„„* t „„„« raq aha 492,000 Due April 1, 1903 

6 per cent. Loans, . . 648,000 j ^ Due Ja ^, y £ im 

{ 48,000 Due July 1, 1905 

4£ per cent. Loan, . . 268,000 Due Oct. 1, 1908 

$5,050,000 



BEPOET OF TIE CLEEK. 



Office of the Boston Water Board, 

Boston, May 1, 1881. 

Leonard E. Cutter, Esq., 

Chairman of the Boston Water Board : — 

Sir, — The following is a statement of the receipts and 
expenditures of the Boston Water Board for the financial 
year ending April 30, 1881 : — 

Eeceipts. 

On account of Cochituate Water Works • . $1,131,601 98 

" " Additional Supply of Water . 1,240 94 

" Mystic Water Works . . 232,357 77 



Balance of loans unexpended 
April 30, 1880, Additional 
Supply of Water . .$195,847 67 

Mystic Sewer . . . 21,754 36 

Appropriation, New Main, Co- 
chituate Water Works . 280,000 00 

Appropriation, Chestnut Hill 

driveway, 1880-81 . . 3,000 00 

Stock purchased in previous 
years, Cochituate Water 
Works .... 93,850 46 

Mystic Water Works . . 14,547 05 



$1,365,200 69 



608,999 54 
$1,974,200 23 



Expenditures. 

Current expenses, Cochituate 

Water Works . . . $211,091 84 
Current expenses, Mystic 

Waterworks . . . 101,906 64 



Amounts carried forward, $312,998 48 $1,974,200 23 



20 City Document No. 101. 

Amounts brought forward, $312,998 48 $1,974,200 23 

Extension of Cochituate Water 

Works .... 103,451 32 

Extension of Mystic Water 

Works .... 4,729 16 

Interest on Cochituate Water 

Loans .... 619,476 52 

Interest on Mystic Water 

Loans . . . 65,145 00 

Chelsea, Somerville, and Ev- 
erett contracts, account 
Mystic Water Works . 26,695 28 

Construction, New Main, Co- 
chituate Water Works ". 267,778 80 

Construction, Additional Sup- 
ply of Water . . .35,677 98 

Construction, Mystic Sewer . 4,871 63 

Surplus Income of Cochituate 
Water Works to Cochituate 
Water Sinking Fund . . 195,668 90 

Income of Additional Supply 
of Water to Cochituate 
Water Sinking Fund . . 1,240 94 

Surplus Income of Mystic 
Water Works to Mystic 
Water Sinking Fund . 31,771 30 

Chestnut-Hill Driveway . 2,999 58 

Balance of Appropriation 
Chestnut-Hill Driveway 
carried into the Treasury, 
April 30, 1881 ... 42 







1,672,505 31 




$30L,694 92 


April 30, 1881, Balance of 




loans unexpended, Addi- 






tional Supply of Water 


$160,169 69 




Mystic Sewer 


16,882 73 




New Main, Cochituate Water 






Works .... 


12,221 20 




Stock on hand April 30, 1881, 






Cochituate Water Works . 


95,763 86 




Mystic Water Works . 


16,657 44 


$301,694 92 







Report or the Water Board. 21 

Total Water Debt of the City of Boston. 

Cochituate, outstanding, 

April 30, 1881 . . $11,631,273 98 
Mystic, outstanding, April 

30, 1881 . . . 1,153,000 00 

$12,784,273 98 

Cochituate Water Debt. 

Outstanding, April 30, 

1880 .... $11,697,273 98 
Paid in 1880-81 . . 66,000 00 

$11,631,273 98 

Mystic Water Debt. 

Outstanding, April 30, 

1880 .... $1,153,000 00 
Paid in 1880-81 . . 0,000,000 00 

$1,153,000 00 



Total Water Sinking Funds, April 30, 1881. 

Cochituate Water Sinking 

Fund .... $1,989,300 88 
Mystic Water Sinking 

Fund .... 366,898 39 

$2,356,199 27 



Trial Balance, Cochituate Water Works, April 30, 1881. 

Dr. Cr. 

Construction Account . $16,750,518 05 

Cochituate Water Works . $16,750,518 05 

City Treasurer, Loan Account 475,847 67 

Income of Additional Supply 

of Water. ... 1,240 94 

Appropriation, Additional 

Supply of Water . . 160,169 69 

Appropriation, New Main, Co- 
chituate Water Works . 12,221 20 

Income of Cochituate Water 

Works .... 1,225,452 44 



Amounts carried forward, $17,226,365 72 $18,149,602 32 



22 City Document No. 101. 

Amounts brought forward, $17,226,365 72 $18,149,602 32 

Maintenance of Cochituate 

Waterworks . . . 211,091 84 

Extension of Cochituate 

Water Works . . . 103,451 32 

Interest on Cochituate Water 

Loans .... 619,476 52 

Stock Account . . . 95,763 86 

City Treasurer, Revenue Ac- 
count .... 1,132,842 92 

Appropriation, Chestnut-Hill 

Driveway ... 42 

City Treasurer, Appropriation 

Account .... 3,000 00 

City Treasurer . . . 1,242,389 44 

Funded Debt . . .11,631,273 98 

Cochituate Water 6% Cur- 
rency Loan . . . 4,901,000 00 

Cochituate Water 5% Cur- 
rency Loan . . . 13,000 00 

Cochituate Water 5% Gold 

Loan .... 3,552,000 00 

Cochituate Water 5% Ster- 
ling Loan . . . 1,947,273 98 

Cochituate Water 4% Cur- 
rency Loan . . . 588,000 00 

Cochituate Water 4% Loan 362,000 00 

Cochituate Water 4i% Loan 268,000 00 

Commissioners on the Sinking 

Funds . ... . 1,989,300 88 

Cochituate Water Sinking 

Fund .... $1,989,300 88 



$33,012,567 04 $33,012,567 04 



Trial Balance, Mystic Water Works, April 30, 1881. 

Dr. Cr-. 

Construction . . .$1,624,248 89 

Mystic Water Works . . $1,624,248 89 

City Treasurer, Revenue Ac- 
count .... 232,357 77 

Income of Mystic Water 

Works .... 246,904 82 



Amounts carried forward, $1,856,606 66 $1,871,153 71 



Keport of the 


Water Board. 


23 


Amounts brought forward, ! 


M.,856,606 


Q6 


$1,871,153 


71 


Maintenance of Mystic Water 










Works .... 


101,906 


64 






Extension of Mystic Water 










Works .... 


4,729 


16 






Interest on Mystic Water 










Loans .... 


65,145 


00 






Chelsea , Somerville , and Ever- 










ett contracts 


26,695 


28 






Stock account 


16,657 


44 






City Treasurer, Loan Account 


21,754 


36 






Appropriation, Mystic Sewer 






16,882 


73 


City Treasurer 






205,458 


10 


Funded Mystic Water Debt . 


1,153,000 


00 






Mystic Water 6% Currency 










Loan .... 






613,000 


00 


Mystic Water 5% Currency 










Loan . . 






410,000 


00 


Mystic Sewer Q% Currency 










Loan .... 






130,000 


00 


Commissioners on the Sinking 










Funds .... 


366,898 


39 






Mystic Water Sinking Fund . 






366,898 


39 


i 


$,613,392 


93 


$3,613,392 


93 



Cost of Construction of the Cochituate Water Works to 
May 1, 1881. 

Cost of Water Works to January 1, 1850, 
as per final report of Water Commis 
sioners . 

Extension to East Boston . 

Jamaica-pond aqueduct 

New dam at Lake Cochituate 

Eaising lake two feet, including damages 

Dudley pond, lower dam, and making con- 
nections with lake .... 

New main from Brookline reservoir . 



Land and water rights and land-damages 

since January 1, 1850 
New pipe-yard and repair-shop . 
Upper yard, buildings, etc. 
New water-pipes, East Boston . 

Amount carried forward, 



$3,998,051 83 

281,065 44 

13,237 50 

10,940 08 

28,002 18 

18,982 23 
304,991 83 

49,486 17 

25,6Q6 51 

9,165 63 

20,999 43 

$4,760,588 83 



24 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount brought forward, 
New main, East Boston 
Pumping-works at Lake Cochituate 
High-service, stand-pipe, engine-house and 

engines ...... 

High-service, South Boston 
Chestnut-Hill reservoir, including land 
Parker-Hill reservoir 
Charles-river siphon .... 

Keeper's house, Parker Hill 
Temporary high-service, Brighton 
New stable at Chestnut-Hill reservoir . 
Pegan dam, Natick .... 

Willow dam, Natick .... 

High-service, East Boston . 

New main from Chestnut-Hill reservoir 

Cost of laying main pipe for extension in 

Roxbury, Dorchester, Brighton, and West 

Roxbury Districts ..... 
Additional supply of water, including land 

damages and all expenses 
Cost of laying main pipe since January 1, 

1850 . 



$4,760,588 83 

24,878 08 
23,446 60 

103,829 53 

27,860 29 

2,449,982 07 

228,246 17 

26,532 35 

2,764 90 

7,865 

8,103 

1,394 

1,567 

22,960 07 

267,778 80 



86 
55 
06 

29 



1,758,512 22 

5,252,717 11 

1,781,490 27 

$16,750,518 05 



Cost of Construction of the Mystic Water Works to May 

1, 1881. 



Salaries 

Engineering . 

Land- damages 

Reservoir 

Dam . 

Conduit 

Engine-house, coal-shed, and 

Engines 

Grubbing pond 

Iron pipes 

Iron pipes, trenching 

City distribution . 

Hydrants 

Stopcocks . 

Miscellaneous items 



chimney 



$17,644 61 

33,746 87 

91,855 38 

141,856 26 

17,167 26 

129,714 30 

36,112 99 

150,096 70 

9,393 26 

108,437 10 

61,029 59 

162,335 23 

19,976 21 

19,262 52 

14,012 51 



Amount carried forward. 



$1,012,640 79 



Eepoet of the Water Board. 



25 



Amount brought forward, 
Roadway and bridge 
Lowering Mystic river . 
Inspections ..... 
Service-pipes and meters 
Hydrants for Soraerville and Medford 
Somerville distribution . 
Dwelling-house for engineer and fireman 

( pumping-station ) 
Chelsea extension .... 
Medford extension 
Drinking fountains 
New line of supply main 
Stable and pipe-yard 
Extension of engine-house and boiler 
New force main .... 
Mystic sewer .... 
New stable, engine-house 
Additional force main . 
Temporary pumping-works . 
Cost of laying main pipe since 1873 



,012,640 


79 


3,529 


22 


3,012 


06 


1,824 


79 


133,858 


70 


2,653 


08 


2,492 


10 


4,871 


02 


37,347 


86 


3,997 


41 


1,415 


05 


203,050 


09 


8,964 


64 


33,727 


43 


9,875 


17 


113,117 


27 


1,767 


39 


24,882 


96 


3,380 


30 


17,841 


56 



$1,624,248 89 



Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. SWAN, 
Clerk of the Boston Water Board, 



EEPOET OF THE CITY ENG1NEEE. 



Office of the City Engineer, 

City Hall, Boston, June 1, 1881. 

L. E. Cutter, Esq., Chairman Boston Water Board: — 

Sir, — In accordance with the requirements of the ordi- 
nance establishing the Boston Water Board, I respectfully 
subniit the following report on the condition of the Water 
Works : — 

SUDBURY AMD COCHITUATE WORKS. 

Sudbury River Reservoirs and Lake Cochituate. 

The reservoirs upon the Sudbury river were all full at the 
beginning of the year 1880, and they remained at or near 
high- water mark until the middle of May. Reservoir No. 3 
was not drawn upon for the supply of the city until August 
18th, and, consequently, remained full until that time. Sept. 
1st its surface was 171.80 above tide marsh level; Oct. 
1st, 167.22, and Oct. 30, 159.62, or 15.62 feet below the 
crest of the dam. 

During November and December, 1880, and January, 1881, 
this reservoir was allowed to fill, and on Feb. 1st its surface 
was 168.38. On March 6th the reservoir was full and wast- 
ing over the dam. 

Reservoir No. 2 was drawn upon during June, July, and 
August, lowering its surface from 166.93 on June 1st to 
156.95 on Aug. 18th. Nov. 1st it had risen to 163.48, and 
was then again drawn upon until on Jan. 8th, 1881, it was 
155.32 or 11.8 feet below the top of the flash boards. From 
Feb. 1st to 13th the reservoir was filling, and on the latter 
date commenced to waste over the dam into the Reservoir 
No. 1. 

Reservoir No. 1 has been kept at or near the crest of the 
dam during the entire year. Until June 1st water was taken 
from this reservoir for the city supply, but the presence of 
large quantities algce during the summer rendered it unfit for 
use. 



Keport or the Water Board. 27 

At the present time the reservoirs are all full. 

In addition to the amount of 1^ million gallons per day 
which is allowed constantly to flow into the river, water was 
wasted at Dam 1, from Jan. 3d to 9th, 1880, inclusive; 
Jan. 11th to 19th; Jan. 21st to April 17th; April 19th to 
May 15th, and from Feb. 13th to May 1st, 1881. 

The total amount wasted during the year 1880 was 11,- 
290,000,000 gallons, equal to a daily supply of 30,847,000 
gallons. 

During the year 6,230,200,000 gallons, equal to a daily 
supply of 17,022,400 gallons, have been supplied from the 
Sudbury river. Of the above amount 826,700,000 gallons 
were run into Lake Cochituate, and 5,403,500,000 gallons 
into Chestnut-Hill reservoir. The table on page 41 gives 
the monthly quantities diverted from the river since 1872. 

Lake Cochituate, on Jan. 1, 1880, was 126.50 above tide 
marsh level, or 0.86 ft. below the top of the conduit. 

During the early part of this year the lake was rising, and 
on May 4th water was allowed to waste over the outlet dam." 

This waste continued until May 6th, its total amount being 
65,577,700 gallons. 

By means of the Sudbury the lake was kept near high- 
water mark until June 12th, when the supply from that source 
having been stopped, the water surface commenced falling 
immediately and continued to fall until Jan. 10th, 1881, when 
it was 9.06 feet below high-water mark, or 2.06 feet below 
the top of the aqueduct. March 11th, 1881, it had again 
filled, and waste was commenced at the outlet dam, and still 
continues. 

When the lake was at its lowest stage, and the supply from 
the Sudbury was being rapidly exhausted, there was a possi- 
bility that pumping from the lake would have to be resorted 
to. The pumping machinery which had been relied upon in 
similar emergencies was in use on the Mystic, and it was 
therefore deemed advisable to procure two new sets of pump- 
ing engines and boilers. This machinery should be kept in 
readiness in case a similar condition of the supply should 
occur before the completion of the new reservoir on the 
Sudbury. 

From Jan. 20th to Feb. 5th, 1881, no water was drawn 
from the lake for supplying the city, and Feb. 26th the 
" cucumber " taste having been traced to this source, the gates 
were again closed and have remained so since. 

Dug pond contributed about 150,000,000 gallons to the 
Lake supply between March 9 and April 12, 1880, and 
Dudley pond was drawn upon Oct. 13th, when its surface 
was four feet below high-water. This pond had been lowered 



28 City Document No. 101. 

about ten feet when the stop-planks were replaced Dec. 7, 

1880. 

Aqueducts and Distributing Keservoirs. 

With the completion of the Sudbmy system, the necessity 
for straining the Cochituate aqueduct practically ceases. 
From May 1st until Aug. 15th, five feet of water were run. 
On the latter date this height was increased six inches, 
falling afterwards with the surface of the lake until Jan. 
20th when the head-gates were shut down permanently on 
account of the continued bad taste of the water. 

The Sudbury-river aqueduct has been in almost con- 
tinuous use for the past year. It has required but trifling 
repairs. 

Chestnut-Hill reservoir, with its grounds, gate-houses, 
etc., are in good condition. 

The laying of the new 48-inch main having rendered 
practicable the cleansing of the Brookline reservoir, the 
gates at the effluent gate-house were closed March 28th, and 
the reservoir emptied by means of the blow-off into the 
brook leading to Muddy river. 

The work of cleansing the reservoir, and repairing the 
structures connected with it, was done under the immediate 
direction of the superintendent of the Western Division, 
and a full description of the methods employed and amount 
done will be found in his report. 

The Beacon-Hill reservoir has been taken as a site for a 
new Court House, by a vote of the Board of Aldermen, 
passed Nov. 27th, 1880, and is now in charge of the Joint 
Standing Committee on Public Buildings. 

The structure is to be taken down, but the pipes have not 
as yet been disconnected from it, as it was not desirable to find 
a new place for the apparatus for measuring the pressure and 
approximate supply until the committee made some arrange- 
ments for the disposal of the reservoir. 

The East Boston reservoir, which has been out of active 
use for a number of years, has, by the construction of the 
high-service works in this District, been again placed in 
service. 

The South Boston reservoir is kept full for use in case of 
accident to the supply mains of this section of the city. 

The East and South Boston reservoirs are in good order. 

Highland High-Service Works. 

The table on page 46 shows the average monthly heights 
of the water in Parker-Hill reservoir for the year 1880. 



Beport of the Water Board. 



29 



The grounds about the reservoir and at the stand-pipe are in 
g-ood condition. New fences have been built on two sides 
of the stand-pipe lot and on the west side of the reservoir 
grounds. 

At the pumping station the machinery and buildings are 
in good order. The upper portion of the chimney, which 
had become disintegrated from the action of the weather, 
has been rebuilt and covered with lead. 

The Worthington engine has pumped all of the water 
during the past year. 

Total quantity of water pumped, 856,840,000 gallons. 

Total coal consumed, 1,628,800 lbs., of which 13.7 per 
cent, were ashes and clinkers. 

Average lift, 116.39 feet. 

Quantity pumped per lb. of coal, 526.1 gallons. 

Average daily quantity pumped, 2,341,093 gallons, an 
increase of 4.1 per cent, over that of 1879. 

Average duty 51,063,900 ffc.-lbs. per 100 lbs. of coal, 
* without deductions for ashes and clinkers. 

The duty is somewhat less than that of last year, due to 
the poor quality of the coal supplied, especially during the 
latter part of the year. 

The table on page 48 shows the monthly quantities pumped, 
work done, etc. 



Cost of Pumping. 



Salaries . 

Fuel . 

Repairs 

Oil, waste, and packing 

Small supplies 

Total . 



$3,716 


94 


4,129 


20 


6 


25 


71 


63 


331 


72 



Cost per million gallons raised one foot high $0,083. 



1,255 74 



Brighton High-Service. 



These works have been in constant operation, and are in 



good condition. 



The quantity of water required is rapidly increasing, and 
during warm weather, when there is a large amount used for 
street watering, the consumption is 250,000 to 270,000 gal- 
lons per day. 



30 City Document No. 101. 



East Boston High-Service Works. 

These works, which were placed in operation Oct. 12th, 
supply the territory comprised in two high districts, the 
"Eagle Hill " and " Belmont Square," and enable East Bos- 
ton to be supplied from the Sudbury and Cochituate instead 
of the Mystic. 

The works consist of two Worthington compound high- 
pressure pumps, together capable of raising 1,500,000 gallons 
in twenty-four hours ; two upright tubular boilers to furnish 
steam for the pumps, a check- valve with a by-pass and safety- 
valve for regulating, in connection with the reservoir, the 
pressure upon the pipes, and about 7,500 feet of main pipe 
connecting with the former supply mains. The manner in 
which the reservoir is utilized in conjunction with the high- 
service works will be understood from the following descrip- 
tion. 

In the 16-inch pipe entering the reservoir is placed a 
check-valve which prevents the entrance of any water. Pass- 
ing around the check-valve is a 10-inch pipe provided with a 
valve which is kept closed by means of a weighted lever in" 
the same manner as a safety-valve. This valve is so set as 
to be opened by a pressure of 10 lbs. During the day, while 
the pumps are in operation, the check-valve remains closed, 
and an increased pressure of 10 lbs. over that due to the 
reservoir is maintained on the distribution, the surplus amount 
pumped passing into the reservoir through the safety-vah^e 
and 10-inch by-pass. When the pumps are stopped the 
pressure falls, the check-valve opens, and the supply is drawn 
from the reservoir. 

The supply for the pumps is taken from the 20-inch low- 
service main which connects East Boston with the city proper 
mains. 

The pumping machinery is located in a neat wooden build- 
ing on Brooks street, upon the reservoir lot. The entire 
work has been completed at a cost of about $23,000, the 
amount appropriated for the work being $33,000. 

During the extreme cold weather the head in the supply 
main was so reduced by waste, to prevent freezing of service 
pipes, that no water could be obtained for the pumps and the 
reservoir was almost exhausted. It is proposed to provide 
a remedy for this difficulty the coming season by connections 
which will enable a supply for the high-service to be drawn 
from the Mystic in cases of necessity. 

The daily consumption from these works is about 350,000 
gallons. 



Eeport of the Water Board. 31 



Forty-eight-Inch Main. 

The Legislature of 1880 passed an act granting- the right 
to lay this new main from Chestnut-Hill reservoir through 
the town of Brookline to the city. The 20th of March an 
appropriation of $280,000 was made by the City Council for 
the pipes and special castings required. Such favorable con- 
tracts were made for these pipes that the appropriation will 
be sufficient to complete the entire work, although it was 
anticipated that a further appropriation would be needed to 
lay the pipes. 

The work of laying the pipes was commenced on June 
23d, and at 12 M. of Nov. 29th water was supplied to the 
city through the new main, direct from Chestnut-Hill reser- 
voir. The pressure throughout the city was immediately 
increased about 10 feet. 

A 30-inch main, to be charged to this appropriation, still 
remains to be laid in Francis street, to connect the 40-inch 
with the 30-inch and 36-inch mains, originally laid to supply 
the city, and it is expected that this connection will still 
further increase the head. 

The new main starts from the effluent gate-house, at 
Chestnut-Hill reservoir, and after connecting with a 48-inch 
pipe, which is laid around the reservoir from the terminal 
chamber of the Sudbury-river conduit, it passes through 
Beacon street to the junction of Brookline avenue, — a dis- 
tance of 16,300 feet, — where it connects with the 40-inch 
main from Brookline reservoir. At the junction of Harvard 
street, in Brookline, a branch has been put in for a contem- 
plated connection with the Mystic works, and a gate is 
located in the main at this point. Gates to control the flow 
of the water have also been placed on the connection at 
Chestnut-Hill reservoir and at Brookline avenue. Near St. 
Paul street, in Brookline, a section of the pipe line, 780 feet in 
length, is supported by a pile foundation, consisting of spruce 
piles driven in pairs, at distances apart of 5 feet crosswise, 
and 6 feet lengthwise of the trench, and capped crosswise 
with 10-inch by 10-inch spruce caps 8 feet long. 

The cost of the main was largely increased by the necessity 
of removing and relaying many of the water and gas pipes 
in the town of Brookline. 



Mystic Works. 

Mystic Lake. — At the beginning of the year 1880 the 
water in Mystic Lake was 1.71 ft. above tide-marsh level, 



32 City Document No. 101. 

or 5.88 ft. above the conduit invert. Jan. 25th it had 
risen to 6.65 ft., and was allowed to waste at the outlet 
dam. The waste continued until April 28th, and from May 
1st to 12th, after that time the surface fell, standing July 1st, 
3.26; Aug. 27th, 1.50, or at the top of the conduit; Sept. 
1st, 1.27, and Oct. 1st, — 0.92. 

During September temporary pumping machinery was 
placed at the lake, to raise the water into the conduit. 

The engines and pumps which were used at Lake Cochitu- 
ate in 1871 and 1874, for a similar purpose, were placed in 
position upon temporary platforms which had been built to 
receive them. October 2d, as the conduit by gravitation 
would no longer furnish the supply, the pumps were started, 
and were continued in operation until the 17th of January, 
1881. 

On the 25th of October the lake surface was 3.18 feet below 
tide-marsh level, or only one foot above the conduit invert ; 
the lowest point ever reached. January 1st, 1881, it was 1.63 
feet below tide-marsh level, February 1st, 0.40 above the 
same base, and Feb. 14th water was wasted over the outlet 
dam. 

During the year 2,158,761,200 gallons have been wasted 
at the ontlet dam, equal to an average daily supply of 
5,914,000 gallons for the year. 

During the season advantage was taken of the low stage 
of the water to remove from the upper end of Mystic Lake, 
near Mystic Station, a large quantity of mud and muck and 
to repoint the joints of the Mystic dam and wing-walls ; a 
considerable amount of vegetable matter was also removed 
from Wedge and Whitney's ponds. 



Mystic Valley Sewer. 

The Mystic Valley Sewer is in good working condition. 
During last year the towns of Medford and Arlington 
complained of unpleasant smells, which, it was claimed, 
were due to the accumulation of sewage in the Lower Mystic 
pond, and the Legislature was appealed to for an abatement of 
the alleged nuisance. 

The result of this action was the enactment of a law 
ordering the discontinuance of the sewer unless the sewage 
is so treated as to render its contents free from polluting 
substances. The location of the sewer *and the peculiar 
composition of the sewage which, as it is well known, con- 
tains mainly the refuse of tanneries, renders it a very difficult, 
if not insolvable problem to comply with the requirements of 



Report of the Water Board. 33 

the act. This opinion is corroborated by the conclusions of a 
report made by Prof. Nichols in reference to the treatment 
of this sewage by various chemical substances. His re- 
port will be found in the Appendix. 

It is not possible for the present to foresee what effect 
this action of the Legislature may have on the welfare of the 
Mystic supply. The matter is now in the hands of a special 
committee of the City Government. 

Mystic Pumping Station and Reservoir, 

The work done by the engines at this station, during each 
month, is shown on page 47. 

Engine No. 1 was in use 1,190 hours 15 minutes. 

2 " 4,324 " 50 " 

3 " 7,999 " 
Total amount pumped, 3,434,195,710 gallons. 

Total amount of coal consumed 8,174,700 lbs., of which 
7.4 per cent, were ashes and clinkers. 

Average lift, 150.83 feet. 

Quantity pumped, per lb. of coal, 420.1 gallons. 

Average duty of the three engines (no deductions), 52,- 
845,400 feet per 100 lbs. of coal. 

Cost of Pumping. 

Salaries ,...„.. 
Fuel 

Repairs . 

Oil, waste, and packing 

Small supplies .... 

Total . - $28,053 53 

Cost per million gallons raised one foot high,. $0,054. 

The pumps have received only ordinary repairs, and are 
in fair condition . The boilers are now being examined and 
repaired. Some grading has been done on the roadway lead- 
ing to the reservoir. The reservoir is in good condition. 



Pipes, Pipe Plans, and Miscellaneous. 

Exclusive of the 48-inch main, the Cochituate distribution 
has been extended about nine miles during the year. 

The Mystic pipe system has been improved by the substi 



$6,969 


38 


19,695 


64 


310 


30 


989 


99 


88 


22 



34 City Document No. 101. 

tution of about two miles of cast-iron pipe for the same 
length of wrought-iron and cement pipe. 

At the request of the City of Cambridge a connection has 
been made at Cottage Farm between the 16-inch main sup- 
plying the Brighton district and the distribution system of 
the Cambridge works, to be used in case of a failure of their 
supply. 

The 20-inch and 16-inch pipes on Chelsea bridge, for a 
distance of about 300 feet, have been removed from their 
pile foundations and relaid in earth filling ; a portion of the 
channel previously spanned by a pile structure having been 
filled by the City of Chelsea, enabling this change for the 
better to be made. 



Quality. 

The quality of the water during the past year has been, at 
times, objectionable ; the disagreeable taste complained of 
several times in previous years has again appeared, and has 
been located in Lake Cochituate at a time when the condi- 
tions for a good supply were never better. The meadows on 
the south side of Central Turnpike have been kept covered 
with a good depth of water, by means of the dam built last 
year, as have also the Hanchett meadows, while as the lake 
lowered, all the water from Pegan brook was filtered through 
the new gravel dam. 

The water in the lake was free from algce and appeared 
clear and pure, but the fishy or cucumber taste was very 
strongly marked. The cause for this bad taste is still un- 
known, notwithstanding all the investigations that have been 
made by scientists in this and other localities where it has 
been noticed. 

The vegetable growths observed in 1879 have been found 
again in the Mystic supply, and in two of the Sudbury river 
reservoirs. In the latter, owing to the double system of 
reservoirs which allows a complete separation of the two 
branches of the river and the isolation of either from the 
rest of the supply, the trouble from this source has been 
very much lessened. In the Mystic, although it gave 
promise of being very bad at one time, it was dissipated 
by some unknown cause, and did not appear to an objec- 
tionable extent either in the lake or distribution. 

Notwithstanding the objectionable quality of the water 
caused by the presence of algce and the cucumber or fishy 
taste, two evils which are entirely distinct from one another, 
it should be stated that, in the opinion of some of the best 



Repoet of the Watee Boaed. 3.5 

authorities, this abnormal condition of the water has no 
injurious effect upon the public health. 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLY. — SUDBURY RIVER. 

At the beginning of the year very little was left to be 
done to complete the work, as contemplated in the original 
estimates. 

At Dam No. 2 the impervious hearting of the embankment 
was extended several hundred feet, by means of sheet piling 
and puddling, on the high grounds at the easterly end ; the 
rest of the work during the summer consisted in completing 
the reservoirs and improving their borders. On the 15th of 
October, 1880, the care of the portion of the work left until 
then, under the immediate direction of this department, was 
transferred to the Superintendent of the Western Division of 
the Water Works ; on that date may be said to have ended 
the period of construction. 

A description of the work on " Additional Supply," and of 
the progress of construction, has been given every year in 
the annual reports of the City Engineer ; but, .as no compre- 
hensive statement of the operations in connection with it has 
been furnished, I transmit with this report a more complete 
account, prepared by Mr. A. Fteley, formerly Resident Engi- 
neer in charge of the works. 

It was the intention of the former City Engineer, Mr. 
Joseph P. Davis, to have prefaced this report of Mr. Fteley's 
with a brief history of the inception and progress .to com- 
pletion of this important work in which he took so much 
interest, and which owes its success so largely to his ability, 
but the pressure upon his time since he resigned the office of 
City Engineer has been so great that he has not been able to 
give it the requisite attention. It is needless for me to say 
that no one was better qualified to write the report which I 
now transmit than the one who wrote it, identified as he has 
been with the scheme from the beginning of the work. It 
should be printed for preservation, as forming a portion of 
the history of the Boston Water Works. 

New Stoeage Reseevoies. 

According to the instructions received from your Board at 
the beginning of the year, an investigation has been made to 
ascertain the most favorable location for an additional reser- 
voir, and Basin No. 4 of the preliminary surveys, on Cold 
Spring brook in Ashland, has been selected as the most 
desirable in the present condition of the water supply. 



36 City Document No. 101. 

As my report of May 14th to your Board upon this subject 
gives the reasons of this choice and a description of the pro- 
posed works, the approximate contents of the reservoir and 
the estimates of cost, it is appended. 



Consumption. 

The average daily consumption during the year was as 
follows : — 

From Lake Cochituate and Sudbury river, 26,500,000 galls. 
" Mystic Lake .... 9,387,880 " 



Total .... 35,887,880 galls 



&*- 



an increase of 3.8 per cent, over the consumption of 1879. 

The consumption from the Sudbury and Cochituate works 
from May 1st, 1880, to May 1st, 1881, was 9.7 per cent, 
more than for the previous year. The average daily con- 
sumption for each month is shown by the table on page 40. 

East Boston was supplied from the Mystic works until 
Oct. 12th ; since that time from the Sudbury and Cochituate 
works. 

The figures given in the tables, showing the consumption 
of water, refer only to average quantities. Daring the last 
severe winter the daily consumption increased at times enor- 
mously, and attained a maximum of 56,000,000 gallons from 
all the works. The effect of this large consumption was to 
reduce the pressure in the city proper distribution about 33 
feet, notwithstanding the increased capacity furnished by the 
new 48-inch main. 

In'Charlestown, Chelsea, Somerville,and Everett, supplied 
by the Mystic, the high grounds were at times without any 
supply, and in case of an extensive fire the effects would 
have, been disastrous. 

The variation in the daily con'sumption from the Highland 
high-service works is very marked, and its general increase 
must also be noted. The highest average weekly consumption 
during last winter was at the rate of 3,056,500 gallons, while 
it was but 2,419,000 gallons in the winter of 1879-80, an 
increase of about 27 per cent. For the summer months the 
corresponding quantities were 3,201,900 and 2,655,000, an 
increase of about 20 per cent. Although the total increase 
of consumption from these works was but 4. 1 per cent, more 
than in 1879, owing to the refusal to extend the system more 
than was imperatively demanded, the above figures confirm 



Report or the Water Board. 37 

the statement made in my last annual report in reference to 
the necessity of constructing new high-service works. 

There are many districts which are now inadequately sup- 
plied from the low-service distribution, and which should be 
connected with the high-service, but the present condition of 
works as to capacity is not such as to warrant any extension 
of the system. 

This question was very fully considered in last year's 
report, and the recommendations there made were indorsed 
by your Board, and the City Council petitioned the Legis- 
lature for an act authorizing the construction of the works. 
This act has been obtained, and, although I have received no 
special request from your Board in regard to the matter, 
I have been engaged in making such surveys and investiga- 
tions as will enable me to present for your consideration 
when you should desire it such estimates and plans as may 
be required. The work of construction should be com- 
menced during the present season. 



Condition of the Water Works. 

• The condition of the works is, on the whole, satisfactory. 
Reference has been elsewhere made to the repairs upon the 
Cochituate aqueduct, but in this connection it must be 
remembered that more extensive repairs are needed in some 
parts of this conduit where the abundance of ground-water 
will render the work difficult and costly, and that some 
action ought to be taken in reference to the improvement of 
the outlet of Lake Cochituate. My reasons for recommend- 
ing this work are given at some length in my last annual 
report to your Board. 

The year 1880 was an exceptionally dry one. The 
drought, due to the unusually small amount of snow-fall 
during the winter, and to the small rain-fall throughout the 
year, was severe, and the various storage reservoirs were 
drawn from to an unusual extent. 

Upon the Sudbury river water-shed, from a rain-fall of 
38.177 in., 32.7 per cent, only, equal to 12.487 in. were 
collected. On the Cochituate water-shed the rain-fall was 
35.88 ins., of which 29 per cent., equal to 10.3 ins., were 
collected. On the Mystic water-shed the yield was 12.28 
in., or 35.7 per cent, of the rain-fall, which was 33.42 in. 
Average yield 12.10 in. 

The minimum amount of water collected in a year from 
the Cochituate water-shed since 1852 was 14.98 in. in 1871. 
The capacity of the Mystic water-shed for the same year, as 



38 City Document No. 101. 

calculated from experiments at the Mystic dam in 1874, 
was 17,250,000 gallons (daily average), while 15,300,000 
gallons only have been collected during the year 1880. 

These results show that 12 in. of water from a drainage 
area in this vicinity cannot be safely calculated upon as its 
minimum yield. 

The drawing down of Mystic lake to the lowest point it 
had ever reached since it has been used as a source of water 
supply, has demonstrated the necessity alluded to in my last 
annual report to your Board of increasing the resources of 
these works. The best method of accomplishing this result 
is a problem difficult to solve, owing to the uncertainty of 
being able in the future to preserve this source from danger- 
ous contamination from the drainage of the towns in the 
valley through which its tributaries run. 

I am of the opinion that the future cost of preserving the 
purity of this supply would not warrant the building of any 
storage basins such as have been proposed upon it. 

The cost of the basins themselves would be large and the 
same amount spent upon some other source such as the Shaw- 
shine river would be a permanent investment, while on the 
Mystic it would probably be but a temporary, and therefore 
a useless one. 

The connection of the Mystic pumping station with the 
Sudbury and Cochituate works, by means of a main pipe from 
the new 48-inch main, would be an expensive scheme, 
as it would require the development of nearly the full capacity 
of the Sudbury by building immediately the storage basins 
upon it, in addition to the cost of the main pipe. 

In view of all the circumstances connected with this subject 
I would renew my recommendation, made verbally to your 
Board, that efforts should again be made to procure the right 
to take the Shawshine river as a supplement to the Mystic 
supply for the present, and to supplant it in the future. 
Although the previous efforts in this direction failed of suc- 
cess, owing to the complication of the matter with other ques- 
tions, it should not, I think, prevent a renewed presentation 
of the matter to the next Legislature. 

The Sudbury river reservoirs were heavily drawn from 
during the past season, and although they contained, at the 
end of the drought several hundred million gallons of water, 
they were as low as they can safely be allowed to be drawn. 

During the year 6,230,200,000 gallons have been supplied 
by Sudbury river, an average of 17,022,400 gallons per day. 
Adding to that quantity one and a-half million gallons per 
day which the city must let run in the river from the lowest 
dam, it will be seen that this source of supply has been very 



Report of the Water Board. 39 

nearly drawn from to the amount which it was calculated to 
furnish with the present works. 

The experience of the last year has given the measure of 
the resources of our water-supply with the present works ; 
the drought was exceptional, but a similar one may occur 
again. When the increase of population in our city is taken 
into consideration, it becomes a pertinent question how the 
water-supply can be made to keep pace with the wants of the 
people. 

An additional storage reservoir on the Sudbury is now 
necessary, but at the present rate of increase another will 
soon be wanted ; a larger consumption will cause a reduction 
of pressure in the city, creating a demand for new and larger 
mains, or else an increase of the high-service limits. It is 
evident that the expense of providing for these wants will be 
excessive, and become a great burden upon the water-takers 
or the tax-payers. 

The consumption should therefore be confined as closely as 
possible to the legitimate needs of the people, and measures 
should be adopted to prevent all unnecessary use or waste of 
water. 

A useful step in this direction has been taken in applying 
several Deacon waste-water meters in the Charlestown district, 
from which it is expected valuable information will be ob- 
tained as to the amount and cause of waste. I expect, before 
the end of the year, to be able to report upon the working of 
this apparatus, and, if the results should warrant it, some 
similar system should be applied to the whole city. 

The usual tables, showing the rain-fall, consumption of 
water, amount of water collected from the various water-sheds 
and all the statistics illustrating the capacity and the working 
of the various sources of supply, are appended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY M. WIGHTMAN, 

City Engineer. 



40 



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Eepoet of the Watek Board. 49 

Table showing the Rainfall on Sud our y- River Water-shed for the Year 18S0. 



1880 


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0.296 


0.861 


1.658 










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0.286 
0.192 


0.614 


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0.198 












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0.852 




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18 ... . 




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0.258 






0.763 




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3.315 


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2.138 


6.273 


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3.74 


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Total for the year , 38,177 inches. 

Being an average of five gauges, located at Framingham Centre, Southboro', Marlboro' 
Westboro', and Hopkinton. 



50 



City Document No. 101. 



Table showing the Rainfall at Lake Cochituate for the Year 1880. 



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4.05 


2.83 


2.94 


1.98 


1.25 


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1.69 


2.95 


1.70 


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i^EPORT OF THE WATER BOARD. 51 

Table showing the Rainfall on Mystic Water-shed for the Tear 1880. 



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4.23 


2.49 


2.18 


2.02 


1.49 


7.235 


3.635 


1.425 


2.695 


1.905 


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Being an average of two gauges, located at Mystic Lake and Mystic Station. 



52 



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53 



Table showing the Amount of Evaporation at Chestnut-Hill Reservoir, and 
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Temperature op Air. 


Temperature 
of Water. 




Chestnut-Hill 


Chestnut-Hill 


Parker-Hill 


B'kline 


Mystic 






Reservoir. 






E. H. 


18 SO* 




















.24 


A 


a 




a 


a 












i 


I 


3 

a 


a 


a 


I 


a 


a 


a 




r 


ri 


C3 


a 


o 


<S 


a 




© 






EH 


B 


% 


a 


a 


9 


3 


X 


3 


January .... 






53 





32 


57 


8 


33 


37 


36 






58 


-5 


29 


58 


4 


30 


36 


36 








64 
74 


16 
23 


34 

47 


64 
70 


14 

20 


32 
45 


36 
46 


37 








44 




5.22 


5.31 


95 


34 


64 


91 


33 


62 


60 


62 




6.45 


7.04 


96 


44 


68 


90 


44 


67 


70 


72 




5,83 


7.24 


95 


52 


72 


92 


54 


70 


75 


76 


August .... 


5:34 


6.47 


91 


40 


69 


88 


45 


6S 


74 


74 


September . . 


4.04 


5.64 


88 


36 


63 


86 


43 


63 


68 


68 


October .... 


2.71 


4.04 


75 


22 


50 


74 


27 


50 


58 


58 








67 
40 


8 
-4 


36 
25 


61 

40 


10 

-8 


35 

24 


44 
38 


46 



















APPENDIX I. 



REPORT OF PROF. W. R. NICHOLS TO THE CITY 
ENGINEER. 



Henry M. Wightman, Esq., City Engineer: — 

Dear Sir, — Permit rne to present the following report of the 
examination of a sample of sewage from the sewer which conveys 
the refuse of the tanneries into Lower Mystic Lake. 

The sewage was received by me late in the afternoon of January 
28th, having been taken from the sewer that afternoon. It was 
alkaline, reddish brown in color and contained a quantit} 7 of sus- 
pended matter, the coarser part of which settled somewhat readily. 
The odor, when the sample was fresh, was not veiy considei*able, 
but was sufficiently marked to betraj 7 its origin. On standing in 
the laboratory, the organic matter, as might be expected, began to 
decompose and became more offensive. 

The specific gravity was about 1007., water being 1000. Analy- 
sis showed that every 100,000 parts contained about 330 parts by 
weight of suspended matter and 1,170 parts of matter in solution, 
or expressed in grains to the United States gallon, one gallon con- 
tained — 

In suspension 192 grains. 

In solution . . . . . . . . 683 " 

(Of which 432 grains were common salt.) 

Altogether 875 " 

I have made a' number of calculations and experiments with 
reference to the chemical treatment of the sewage, but I do not 
know that this was a fair sample of the entire daily discharge 
which I have assumed to be 200,000 gallons, or say in round num- 
bers, 1,700,000 pounds. 

Subsidence. — When the sewage stands quietly, the greater por- 
tion of the suspended matter settles, but the liquid still remains 
turbid and highly colored and liable to decompose. If the sewage 
were allowed sirnpby to settle in tanks and the somewhat clarified 
liquid then run off directly or through coarse filters, the sediment 
could be removed as a thin mud. 

The weight of dry sediment for the day's discharge would be 
some 5,600 pounds, and when wet (that is, in the form of sludge, 
which would run slowly or could be pumped) , it would occupy about 
12,000 gallons. 



Eeport or the Water Board. 55 

I am, of course, aware that at the present time settling tanks are 
in use in the tanneries, and that thus a large amount of solid mat- 
ter is prevented from entering the sewer. 

Treatment with lime. — The sewage, as I received it, was alkaline, 
no doubt from the excess of lime used in the tanneries, and the 
addition of a small quantity of lime had no effect on the clarifica- 
tion of the liquid. Even when added to the amount of two per 
cent, by weight (which would be 35,000 pounds of quicklime for the 
day's run) , it failed to produce any veiy considerable effect. With 
the enormous proportion of £ by weight (290,000 lbs. of quick- 
lime for the day's run) , quite an efficient clarification was accom- 
plished by the subsiding of the lime ; but any such proposition as 
this would be out of the question from a practical point of view. 
Even in this case, however, the liquid still contained organic mat- 
ter in too large a quantity to be discharged into a salt-water basin 
without being liable to cause offence. 

Treatment with alum. — On the addition of alum (or sulphate of 
alumina) in sufficient amount, there separates readily from the 
sewage a rather bulky precipitate containing almost all the color- 
ing matter, even in solution, and leaving the liquid clear and 
nearly colorless. As the experiment is performed in the labora- 
tory, better results are obtained by this method than by any other, 
but to produce the best effect it is necessar}' to add as much alum 
as from % to ^ of one per cent, of the sewage. To treat, in this 
way, the daily discharge of sewage would require from 4,000 to 
6,000 pounds of alum, or an equivalent amount of sulphate of 
alumina. The expense of the chemical puts this out of the ques- 
tion ; and, if it did not, we should have to face the fact that the 
sediment formed would, after twenty-four hours' standing, occupy 
when wet, the space of 60,000 gallons ; moreover, with the best 
clarification that I have been able to effect, the clear liquid still 
contained, in solution, a large amount of organic matter ready to 
decompose. 

Treatment with clay. — I was not able to obtain satisfactory 
results b}^ using clay, although when a considerable quantity was 
added to the sewage and thoroughly mixed with it, a certain 
amount of organic matter was dragged down as the cla} r settled. 
Such treatment, if applied practically, would increase very much 
the weight of sludge to be handled ; but I have made no calcula- 
tions of the amount of clay required. 

Treatment with sulphuric acid. — When acid is added to the 
sewage in just sufficient quantity to neutralize its alkaline charac- 
ter, the liquid cleans itself quite well, most of the coloring matter 
subsiding as a flocculent sediment. The liquid still contains a 
large quantity of organic matter ; but if, after treatment with acid, 
it were filtered and then allowed to flow over fragments of lime- 
stone or marble chips, to neutralize any excess of acid, it would 
no doubt give less offence than at present. The amount of acid 
required for this particular sample would be equivalent to about 
2,000 pounds of oil of vitrol for the day's discharge, and the wet 
sludge would occup}' about 20,000 gallons. 

You will bear in mind that my experiments have been performed, 



56 City Document No. 101. 

and my conclusions are based, on a single sample of sewage ; I 
have no means of knowing how fairly it represents the average 
character of the entire day's run. More extended acquaintance 
with the stuff might lead me to modif} T somewhat the statements 
made. With this caution I state the following 

Conclusions. 

No practicable chemical treatment will purify the sewage to such 
an extent that it may be discharged into the Lower Mystic Lake 
with a reasonable expectation of freedom from offence. 

It is possible to treat the sewage so that if it were discharged 
into a running stream, or into a tidal basin with considerable cir- 
culation, the risk of offence would be very much lessened. 

The most practical way of treating the sewage would be to col- 
lect in tanks, mix with sulphuric acid (perhaps with addition of a 
small amount of sulphate of alumina,) allow to settle, filter 
through coke or other material, and then pass the liquid over mar- 
ble chips or broken limestone to the point of discharge. 

Respectfully submitted, 

WM. RIPLEY NICHOLS, 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, February, 1881. 



APPENDIX II. 



Office of Crry Engineer, 

City Hall, Boston, May 14, 1881. 
Leonard R. Cutter, Esq., Chairman of Boston Water Board. 

Dear Sir, — In accordance with the vote of your Board passed 
Jan. 1, 1881, instructing the City Engineer to make the necessary 
borings, examinations, and surveys to establish the location of an 
additional dam on Sudbury river or any of its tributaries, a gen- 
eral examination of the water-shed was made as early as practi- 
cable. Several locations (some of them indicated hy the results 
of the preliminary surveys made in 1872) have been considered, 
and examinations such as their relative importance demanded, 
have been made. 

On the southern branch of the river there are four locations for 
large storage basins. 

First. Whitehall pond (a compensating reservoir built by the 
city at the time the Cochituate works were constructed, and after- 
terwards sold), situated near the head waters of the river, with a 
water-shed of about five square miles. This pond will store about 
900,000,000 gallons, and is a valuable storage basin, but the city, 
under ordinary circumstances, obtains now as much advantage 



Keport of the Water Board. 57 

from it as it would if it owned it, as all the water that is run from 
it is intercepted by the envy's dams on the river below. Its use by 
the mills is at a time, usually, when the city needs the water, that 
is, in the dryer months. 

Second. A basin on the lower part of Indian brook could be 
obtained, but it is not a veiy favorable site, and its capacity would 
be small as compared with the others on this branch of the river. 

Third. On the main stream above Ashland, a large basin could 
be built, but it would interfere with manufacturing establishments, 
and would require the raising of the roadbed of the Boston & 
Albany Railroad for a long distance. It is doubtful whether the 
city could obtain the necessaiy rights to interfere with the railroad, 
but, even if it could, the delay in obtaining them would amount to 
one season at least, and the cost of these rights, and of mill dam- 
ages, independent of the cost of construction, would, obviously, 
be very high. 

Fourth. Basin No. 4, of the preliminary surveys of 1872, an 
excellent location on Cold Spring brook, a short distance above 
its confluence with the Sudburj^ river in Ashland. 

On the northern branch of the river there is but one site of suf- 
ficient importance to be considered at this time, and that is Basin 
No. 7, of the preliminary surveys of 1872, situated on Angle 
Brook. Basins 5 and 6, of the preliminary surveys, are on this 
branch of the river, but are too small for the present wants of the 
city. The upper portion of Stony brook will, doubtless, furnish 
sites of importance, although not large enough for present pur- 
poses. 

From the results of the general investigations made, it was evi- 
dent that the selection of a new storage reservoir, for the present 
needs of the city, should be confined to Basin No. 4, on Cold 
Spring brook, and Basin No. 7, on Angle brook, and a thorough 
examination was made of these two sites. 

At both places rock can be reached at a reasonable depth for 
the foundation of the dams. 

Basin No. 4, on Cold Spring brook, will contain about 1,100,- 
000,000 gallons, and will add about 5,000,000 gallons per day to 
the supply, in a dry year. Its water-shed is 6.066 square miles (an 
additional water-shed of one square mile or more can probably be 
obtained by diverting a neighboring brook), and using the records 
kept at Lake Cochituate, as a basis of calculation, there are but 
four years in the past eighteen that the basin would not have been 
entirely filled before June 1st. The dam will be about 2,000 feet 
long, the water 45 feet deep at the dam, and the flowage area, with 
marginal land, will be 250 acres. 

Its estimated cost, exclusive of land, is $354,000 

" "of land damages .... 26,000 



Total . $380,000 

Basin No. 7, on Angle brook, will contain about 1,500,000,000 
gallons, and will add about 5,000,000 gallons per day to the 
water-supply, in a dry year. Its water-shed is 7.765 square miles. 



58 City Document No. 101. 

It would not fill in a dry year, but its flow-line has been deter- 
mined so as to secure the least area of shallow flowage in propor- 
tion to size of basin. The dam will be about 1,200- feet long, the 
maximum depth of water at the dam 20 feet, and the flowage area, 
with marginal lands and islands, will be 873 acres. 

Estimated cost, exclusive of land and other damages, is $179,042 
" " of land and other damages . . . 114,000 



Total $293,042 

The results, then, of my investigations in regard to these two 
basins, are as follows : — 

Basin No. 4 will cost $380,000 

" No. 7 . ' 293,000 



A difference of . . . . ' . . $87,000 
in favor of Basin No. 7. 

Basin No. 7 requires a land area of . . . . 873 acres. 
" No. 4 " "".... 250 « 



A difference of . . . . . 623 " 

Showing Basin No. 7 to have a very much larger area of shallow 
flowage and water surface for evaporation. 

Basin No. 4 has a depth, at the dam, of . . 45 feet. 

" No. 7 " " " "".'. . 20 " 

A difference of . . ... .' 25 " 

Showing the much greater depth of Basin No. 4. 

The advantages of Basin No. 4 over Basin No. 7 are, there- 
fore, so far as the figures show, its much greater depth and much 
smaller area of flowage. The advantage of Basin No. 7 is its less 
cost. Basin No. 4 has, however, other advantages as compared 
with Basin No. 7. Its location on the southern branch of the 
river, where there is at present but one basin of moderate capacity, 
thus equalizing the storage on both branches, is an advantage of 
great importance in view of the trouble already experienced from 
the growth of algce in the present basin on the northern branch. 
The superior purity of the water of the brook, the damming of 
which forms the basin, and the better character of the water-shed 
which supplies it, should also be considered. 

In view of the advantages of Basin No. 4 in comparison with 
Basin No. 7, as above stated, I shall recommend the construction 
of the former in preference to the latter, as I think the increased 
cost of Basin No. 4 should not have sufficient weight to counter- 
balance its superiority in other respects, and as three seasons, 
counting the present as one, will be required to complete it, the 



Eepoet op the Water Board. 59 

construction of the dam should be commenced without delay. 
Although numerous borings have been made at the site for the 
dam, there is still sufficient uncertainty existing about the nature 
of the foundation and the depth to which it must go, as in my 
opinion to render it advisable to build the portion of this dam from 
the ledge rock to the surface of ground by days' labor. 

In conclusion, I would suggest to your Board that there is an un- 
expended balance of the appropriations made for the "Additional 
Supply," which will be sufficient to cover the cost of the present 
season's work ; a statement of the appropriations made and probable 
balance which could be used for this work is as follows : — 

Total appropriations to April 30, 1881 . . $5,412,886 80 
Total expenditures to same date . $5,252,717 11 
Add for unsettled land damages, 

say 35,000 00 

5,287,717 11 



Balance $125,169 69 

Of which amount your Board has been authorized to expend 
$55,000 for the present investigations and for the purchase of land, 
leaving $70,169.69 which can be applied to the construction of the 
dam. 

Respectfully submitted, 

HENRY M. WIGHTMAN, 

City Engineer. 



WATEE BEGISTEAE'S EEPOET. 



Office of the Water Registrar, 

City Hall, Boston, May 5, 1881. 
L. R. Cutter, Esq., 

Chairman of the Boston Water Board : — 

Sir, — In conformity with Section 15 of the water ordi- 
nance, I have the honor of submitting to the Boston Water 
Board my annual report for the year ending with April 30, 
1881:— . 

The total number of water-takers now entered for the year 

1881 is 53,284, being an increase of 986 over the previous 

year. 

The total number of cases where the water has been turned 

off for non-payment of rates during the year is 854 ; of this 

number 687 have been turned on, leaving a balance of 167 

still remaining off. 

The total revenue received from the sale of 
water on account of the year ending April 
30, 1881, is . . . . . . 

From the sale of water furnished in pre- 
vious years ...... 

In addition to the above there has been re- 
ceived for turning on water, in cases where 
it had been turned off for non-payment of 
rates, the sum of . . . 

Received for summons .... 

Total 

The estimated amount of income from the 

sale of water during the year ending April 

30, 1882 
The expenditures of my office during the 

year 1880 have been .... 

METERS. 

The total number of meters now attached to the premises 
of water-takers is 1,219. 

Of this number 754 are f-inch; 381 1-inch; 4 1^-inch; 
58 2-inch; 16 3-inch; 6 4-inch sizes. 

In addition there are 175 elevators and 56 motors, with 
indicators attached, to determine the quantity of water con- 
sumed. 



$995,916 


51 


67,936 


28 


$1,063,852 


79 


878 
1,599 


00 

25 


$1,066,330 04 


$1,012,500 00 


$26,167 


29 



Report of the Water Board. 



61 



The following table exhibits the class of premises to which 
meters are attached, together with the amount of revenue 
received during the year : — 



Name. 



Revere House 

American House . • . 

Parker House 

U.S. Hotel 

Tremont House 

Young's Hotel 

Adams House 

Hotel Berkeley. . .. 
Albion Building . . . 
Hotel Pelham 
Hotel Boylston 
La Grange House . 

St. Cloud 

Hotel Clarendon. . 
Seaver House .... 

Evans House 

Park-square Hotel 
Hotel Kempton . . . 
Hotel Hamilton . . . 
Hotel Vendome . • 
Coolidge House. . . 
Hancock House. . . 
Merrimac House. . 
Stanley House. . . . 



Class. 



Hotel 



Amount car' d forw'd 13,856,983 



Cubic Feet. 



1,045,595 

816,379 

1,458,099 

1,504,125 

1,464,780 

2,143,182 

1,379,076 

432,675 

247,618 

311,082 

489,614 

71,501 

255,803 

207,894 

40,615 

166,756 

39,426 

222,681 

204,890 

961,891 

298,120 

7,904 

26,617 

60,660 



Eevenue. 



$1,568 37 

1,224 55 

2,187 13 

2,256 19 

2,197 16 

3,214 75 

2,068 60 

648 99 

371 41 

466 61 

734 40 

107 23 

383 69 

311 81 

60 90 

250 11 

59 11 

334 00 

307 32 

1,442 81 

447 18 

11 84 

39 91 

90 98 



,785 05 



62 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Class. 



Amount or't forw'd . . 
International Hotel . . 

Hotel Alexander 

Hotel Brunswick 

Park's Hotel 

Derby House 

City Hotel 

Hotel Albemarle 

Ashland House 

Hotel Columbus 

Hotel Glover 

Merchants Hotel 

M. J. Elatley.- 

New England House, 

Winthrop House 

Dooley's Hotel 

Falmouth House 

Job A. Turner 

Milliken House 

Sherman House 

Everett House 

Metropolitan House . . 
Commonwealth Hotel 

St. James Hotel 

Massachusetts House, 
Bay State House 
Mariner's House 



Hotel 



Amount car'd forw'd, 



CuMc Feet. 



Revenue. 



13,856,983 

354,902 

163,867 

1,419,020 

73,968 

70,666 

37,631 

141,078 

62,672 

286,516 

104,663 

17,411 

24,242 

115,628 

104,779 

31,059 

61,271 

46,494 

69,618 

259,301 

28,059 

306,673 

495,684 

737,602 

14,220 

88,176 

33,268 



$20,785 05 
532 33 
245 80 
2,128 51 
110 94 
105 98 

56 42 
211 59 

93 99 
429 75 

156 97 
26 10 
36 35 

173 42 

157 15 
46 56 
91 90 
69 72 

104 41 
388 94 

42 07 

460 00 

743 35 

1,106 39 

21 32 
132 24 

49 88 



19,005,351 $28,507 13 



Eepoet of the Water Board. 



63 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd • • 
St. Leonard's Hotel.. 

Arlington House 

Robertson House .... 

Boston Hotel 

Creighton House 

"Van Rensselaer 

Quincy House 

Marston House 

Crawford House 

Pavilion House 

Norfolk House 

Hampton House 

Hotel Agassiz 

Mason House 

Albany House 

Cattle Fair Hotel 

Phoenix House 

Hotel Huntington .... 

Hotel Cluny 

Stinson House 

John D. Miller 

Moody Merrill 

New Marlboro' Hotel. 

Hotel Hoffman 

Geo. W. Marks & Co, 
Hotel Bristol 



Class. 



Hotel 



Amount car' d forw'd 23,351,358 



Cubic Feet. 



19,005,351 

27,820 

63,673 

43,054 

36,198 

603,416 

58,726 

414,033 

118,272 

437,875 

151,774 

124,323 

86,031 

318,740 

15,283 

52,751 

79,307 

26,923 

167,397 

"426,835 

48,619 

25,969 

259,595 

73,390 

202,962 

6,238 

476,803 



,507 13 

40 92 

95 51 

64 56 

54 28 

905 10 

88 07 

621 02 

177 39 

656 79 

227 64 

186 46 

129 03 

478 09 

22 90 

79 11 

118 94 

40 36 

251 06 

640 24 

72 91 

38 93 

389 38 

110 06 

304 43 

9 33 

715 20 



$35,024 84 



64 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd . 



Old Colony and New- 
port Railroad Co. . 



Boston and Albany 
Eailroad Co 



Boston and Maine 
Eailroad Co 



Boston and Lowell 
Eailroad Co 



Fitchburg EailroadCo. 
Eastern Eailroad Co. . 



New York and New 
England E.E. Co... 



Boston and Provi- 
dence Eailroad Co. 

Boston, Eevere Beach, 
and Lynn E.E. Co. 

Boston, Winthrop and 
Pt. Shirley E.E. Co. 

Boston Gas Light Co. 

So. Boston Gas L't Co. 

E. Boston Gas L't Co. 

Boxbury Gas L't Co. . 

Dorchester GasL'tCo. 



Standard Sugar Ee- 
finery 



Jasper Sugar Eefinery 

G. A. Jasper & Co. . . 

Continental Sugar Ee- 
finery 



Class. 



Eefinery 



Bay State Sugar Ee- 
finery 



Amount ear'dforw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



23,351,358 

3,407,647 

5,579,799 

610,240 

868,320 
983,079 
972,040 

2,365,676 

2,541,179 

759,860 

17,369 
4,403,367 
121,912 
182,494 
373,710 
127,934 

8,015,177 
3,773 
2,189 

2,779,740 

1,742,570 



Revenue. 



$35,024 84 

5,111 45 

8,369 56- 

915 35 

1,302 46 
1,474 58 
1,458 03 

3,548 50 

3,811 73 

1,139 77 

26 04 
6,605 01 
182 86 
273 71 
560 53 
191 88 

12,022 75 
5 65 
3 28 

4,169 59 

2,613 85 



59,209,433 $88,811 42 



Eepoet of the Water Board. 



65 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd 



Oxnard Sugar Refin- 
ery 



Boston Sugar Refinery 

Bay State Rolling Mill 

Norway Iron Works . 

Highland Spring 
Brewery 



Edward Habich 

J. W. Kenney 

King & Lang 

H. & J. Pfaff 

Standard Brewery... 

A. J. Houghton & Co., 
Hallock st 



A. J. Houghton & Co., 
Station st 



Boylston Brewery . . . 
Gottleib Burkhardt . . 

John Roessle 

Jones, Cook, & Co. . 

Boston Beer Co 

Conrad Decker 

Suffolk Brewing Co.. 

J. K. Souther 

Spring 



Elmwood 
Brewery . 



Vincent & Hathaway. 

Moses Fairbanks & 
Co 



Class. 



Brewery 



Beer 

Factory 



Amount car' d forw'd ' 77,731,635 $116,594 39 



Cubic Feet. 



59,209,433 

392,497 

86,980 

4,469,492 

4,727,564 

1,038,340 
378,456 
229,313 

Not using 
898,830 
146,822 

12,740 

360,773 
545,335 
126,426 
1,456,300 
1,222,541 
896,983 
228,792 
871,100 
120,690 

113,231 

83,622 
115,375 



Revenue. 



38,811 42 

588 73 

130 46 

6,704 22 

7,091 33 

1,557 51 
567 67 
343 95 

1,348 24 
220 22 

19 10 

541 14 

817 99 

189 62 

2,184 44 

1,833 79 

1,345 45 

343 18 

1,306 64 

181 03 

169 83 

125 39 

173 04 



6Q 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br'tforw'd 



Coburn, Lang, & Co. 

Comstock, Gove, & 
Co 



Class. 



Isaac Pratt, Jr 

Wesleyan Association 

Tremont Temple 

S. S. Houghton & 
Dutton 



Beer 
Factory 



Building 



P. McAleer 
Smith & Porter . 
F. A. Dewson. . 
Boston Journal. 
Joseph Byers.. . 



N.E. Mut. Life Ins. 
Co., 70 State st 

N.E. Mut. Life Ins, 
Co., Milk st 



Horticultural Hall . . . 
Suffolk National B'k. 

Benjamin Leeds 

Blackstone Market. . . 
John Bayner heirs 

Hill & Towne 

Turn Hall 

B. B. Appleton heirs 

J. "W. Merriam 

Peter B. Brigham est 
Mrs. Ellen Brooks. . 



Amount car'd forw'd. I 



i— i fc-i 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



77,731,635 
36,008 

43,747 
171,803 

93,271 
191,559 

109,555 
31,927 
73,090 
167,863 
156,501 
107,128 



20,085 

118,827 
46,428 
28,515 
46,292 
28,157 
33,286 
24,173 
72,005 
53,125 
26,472 
65,605 
29,477 



$116,594 39 

53 98 

65 61 
257 68 
139 90 
287 31 

164 31 
47 87 
109 63 
251 78 
234 73 
160 68 

30 11 



79,506,534 



178 23 
69 62 
42 76 
69 42 
42 22 
49 91 
36 23 
107 98 
79 68 
39 69 
98 38 
44 20 



$119,256 3 



Report or the Water Board. 



67 



Amount hr't forw'd • • 
Oriental Tea Company 

S. D. Hicks 

John Stetson 



Macullar, Parker, & 
Co 



JohnF. Mills 

J. W. Damrell 

J. I. Brown & Son • . . 

Hogg, Brown, & Tay- 
lor 



Class. 



Building 



A. Wentworth 

William Ropes estate 

A. D. Puffer 

J. R. Hall 



Grand Lodge of 
Masons 



James W. Rollins 

Henry C. Morse & Co. 

Mass. Inst, of Tech- 
nology 



S. N. Brown, jr., 147 
Tremont st 



A. H. Vinton. . . 

A. Stowell 

B. F. Bradbury. 



Shepard, Norwell, & 
Co 



D. J. Hastings 



C. U. Cotting, 628 
Washington st 



Amount car' d forw'd 82,102,994 $123,150 53 



Cubic Feet. 



79,506,534 

42,118 

321,850 

109,661 

68,658 
117,981 
215,765 

24,640 

398,990 
23,996 

400,689 
77,334 
96,614 

46,464 

117,985 

12,621 

170,627 

58,288 
15,507 
53,720 
24,885 

62,378 
22,335 

113,354 



119,256 30 
63 16 

482 75 
164 47 

102 97 

176 94 

323 62 

36 94 

598 46 
35 98 
601 01 
115 99 
144 90 

69 68 
176 95 

18 91 

255 93 

87 41 
23 24 
80 57 
37 30 

93 55 

33 48 

170 02 



68 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 


Class. 


J3 

1 

CO 


a 
a 


o 

IN 


O 

a 

CO 


■§ 




S 


'3 

c 

EH 


Cubic Feet. 


Revenue. 




















82,102,994 


$ 123, 150 53 


C. IT. Cotting, 7 Court 


Building 


1 


1 










?, 


1,224 


1 83 


W. H. Mann 


2 












2 


Vacant. 




Moulton & Bradley . . 




1 












1 


385,625 


578 42 


Jordan, Marsh, & Co., 
Washington street • 




2 


3 










5 


353,407 


530 10 


Charles A. Millen 






1 










1 


92,312 


138 41 


Stephen H. Bennett 




2 
1 












2 
1 


115,911 
41,350 


173 85 


W. H. Foster 


62 00 






1 












1 


15,875 


23 79 






1 












1 


40,034 


60 03 






2 












2 


43,129 


64 67 


Allen & Woodworth . . 




1 












1 


30,725 


46 07 


Merchants' Exchange 




1 


1 








1 


3 


706,513 


1,059 75 


H. M. Burr & Co.... 




2 












2 


13,965 


20 92 


J. T. Brown & Co... 




1 












1 


35,516 


53 25 


J C Gray 




3 


1 










4 


45,876 


68 80 


C. F. Hovey & Co. . . . 




3 


1 










4 


220,989 


331 46 


Globe Publishing 




2 












2 


111,918 


167 86 








1 










1 


190,981 


286 47 


Adams Express Co. . . 




2 


1 










3 


49,388 


74 06 


S. N. Brown, Jr., 79 






1 










1 


131,783 


197 66 






2 












2 


38,705 


58 03 


Boston Gas Light Co. 




2 












2 


18,897 


28 33 






1 












1 


36,268 


54 38 


L P Ober 




1 


— 










1 


77,235 


115 84 






Amount car'd forw'd. 




| 








84,900,620 


$127,346-51 



Keport or the Water Boaed. 



69 



Name. 



Amount orHforw'd 



Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association . . . 



A. A. Miner 

Henry F. Miller 

Art Building 

Equitable Life Ins. Co. 

Potter & Watson 

W. Warren 

John Simmons estate 

Tremont National B'k 

M. Englehardt 

I. L. Pratt 

Osgood & Greenough 

R. H. White & Co. 

Young Men's Chris- 
tian Union 



W. R. Clark . . 
Deacon House 



Boston Herald Build- 
ing 



Loring & Dexter, 
Trust 



Commonwealth Build- 
ing 



Mutual Life Ins. Co. 
of N.Y 



P. Tudor 

E. Bangs 

Jacob Sleeper. 



Class. 



Building 



Amount car' d forw'd .• . . 87,209,898 $130, 899 97 



Cubic Feet. 



84,900,620 

28,735 
18,700 
52,339 
27,799 

175,140 
18,111 
13,069 

165,254 
73,669 

138,087 
15,636 
96,414 

263,510 

211,040 
79,033 

22,226 

458,591 

103,088 

66,506 

137,070 

146,839 

6,441 

51,981 



Revenue. 



$127,346 51 

43 08 

28 03 

78 50 

41 68 

262 69 

27 16 

19 57 

247 86 

110 49 

207 11 

23 43 

144 60 

395 24 

316 54 

118 53 
33 32 

687 86 

154 61 

99 74 

205 57 

220 24 

9 65 

77 96 



70 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd • • 
First National Bank . 

Studio Building 

Boston Post Building 
Traveller Building . . . 

Union Building , 

Wentworth Building 

Bice Building 

Carter Building 

Edmands Building . . . 
Washington Building 

Niles Building 

Palmer's Building . . . 
Joy's Building 



Class. 



Building 



J. Montgomery Sears, 
199 Washington st. 



Advertiser Building . 
Lawrence Building . 
Codman Building. . . 
Transcript Building. 



Merchants Bank 
Building 



Paine Memorial Hall . 

Chauncy Hall School 

Mass. General Hospi- 
tal 



Adams Nervine Hospi- 
tal 



New England Hospital 



Amount car' d forw'd. 



s .a 

<N CO 



Cubic Feet. 



87,269,898 

55,911 

102,208 

162,019 

84,241 

187,997 

29,231 

118,420 

26,642 

61,040 

128,204 

137,666 

59,118 

44,447 

146,064 
93,467 
69,095 
97,932 
74,902 

80,509 
63,823 
13,981 

1,049,494 

13,765 
132,359 



$130 



899 97 

83 84 

153 29 

243 00 

126 35 

281 98 

43 83 

177 61 

39 95 

91 53 

192 28 

206 48 

88 67 

66 65 

219 07 
140 18 
103 62 
146 87 
112 34 

120 74 
95 72 
20 95 

1,574 22 

20 64 

198 52 



f 90,302,433 $135,448 30 



Eepoet of the Water Board. 



71 



Name. 



Amount car'd forw d. 

Mass. Homoeopathic 
Hospital 



Notre Dame Academy 

House of the Good 
Shepherd 



Church Home 

Industrial Home . . 
Somerset Club 

Union Club 

Temple Club 

Central Club ...... 

Boston Music Hall. 



N.E. Conservatory of 
Music 



Park Theatre 

State of Massachusetts 

The United States. I 



Class. 



Howard Athenaeum . . 

Boston Theatre 

Globe Theatre 

Boylston Market .... 
Washington Market. . 

Suffolk Market 

Williams Market .... 

Medical College 

Boston College 

Mrs. C. C. Annable . . 



StateHo. 

Post \ 
Office f 



Board'g, 



Amount car'd forw'd I I 92,367,850 $138,546 04 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



90,302,433 

83,148 

35,284 

54,284 

133,342 

44,301 

134,366 

153,054 

25,622 

18,041 

58,534 

49,796 

19,249 

353,784 

131,370 

14,655 
77,335 
80,693 
84,033 
55,313 
53,529 
30,538 
57,134 
73,829 
244,183 



$135,448 30 

124 71 
52 91 

81 41 

200 00 
66 44 

201 58 
229 56 

38 42 

27 04 
87 79 

74 67 

28 84 
530 66 

197 04 

21 96 
115 97 
121 02 
126 03 

82 96 
80 26 
45 79 
85 68 

110 73 
366 27 



72 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd • • 
Mrs. W. k. Colson .. 

A. J. Stone 

Weeks & Smith 

J. H. Grout 

George Odin heirs . . . 
Mrs. H. L. McClellan 
Mrs. D. L. Morse . . . 
Mrs. C. Cummings . . . 

James Knowlton 

Ruel Philbrook 

J. A. Merrill 

Simon Oakes • • 

Mrs. N. F. Chapin. .. 
William Evans ...... 

B. S. Evans 

E. Cutler 

Michael Doherty . 

Job A. Turner 

James Chisholm 

J. Collins 

D. L. Webster 

Thomas Cantlon 



Class. 



Board'g. 



Lowell Five-Cent Sav- 
ings-Bank 



N. Whiting . . . 
O. S. Sanders. 



Amount car'd forw'd. 



Model ■ 



Cubic Feet. 



92,367,850 
34,592 
52,223 
27,401 
40,328 
22,285 
60,147 
43,319 
20,527 

102,299 
30,918 
64,753 
10,381 
17,504 
93,060 
21,958 
17,495 
46,566 
5,999 
22,693 
52,614 

185,557 
12,305 

156,509 

70,330 

120,521 



Revenue. 



,546 04 
51 87 
78 31 
41 08 
60 48 

33 41 
90 20 
64 97 
30 76 

153 43 
46 34 
97 11 
15 55 
26 24 

139 58 

32 92 

26 22 

69 83 

8 99 

34 01 
78 90 

278 31 
18 44 

234 75 
105 47 

180 77 



93,700,134 



$140,543 98 



Keport of the Water Board. 



73 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd 

H. H. Fay 

D. Goodnow 



David Wilcox & Co., 
8 Boylston square . . 

J. Morrill, Jr., & Co. 

Pearson Cordage Co. 

J. Morse 

L. Whittaker 

C. Wright & Co 



Howard Watch & 
Clock Co 



Haley, Morse & Co. . . 

Roxhury Carpet Co. . . 

George C. Pearson. . . 

Putnam Nail Co 

William Carleton .... 

Murphy, Leavens, & 
Co 



H. M. Richards 

Charles E. Kershaw . . 
J. H. Bailey & Co. . . . 

Peet Valve Co 

A. W. Bailey 

C. M. Clapp & Co. . . . 

W. S. Pratt 

Byam, Carleton & Co. 
Stephen Smith & Co. 
Chickering & Sons . . . 



Class. 



Model. 



Factory. 



Amount car' d forw'd 96,179,004 



Cubic Feet. 



93,700,134 
14,133 
40,647 

147,261 
14,240 

97,222 
29,691 
17,014 
39,372 

59,123 

Not using. 

423,799 

44,872 

564,764 

223,262 

56,060 
50,182 
Vacant. 
3,304 

153,173 
39,308 
36,428 
79,252 
18,331 
60,110 

267,322 



Revenue. 



,543 98 
21 18 
60 96 

220 87 
21 36 

145 81 
44 51 
25 49 
59 03 

88 67 

635 68 

67 29 

847 13 

334 88 

84 08 
75 26 

4 94 

229 74 

58 95 

54 62 

118 86 

27 48 

90 15 

400 96 



$144,261 88 



74 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd . . 

Mace & Keys 

Bagnall & Loud 

Boston Car Spring Co . 

A. Eolsom & Sons . . . 

Dwinell, Hayward, & 
Co 



J. M. Cook estate 
Hallet & Davis . . . 



S. D. & H. W. Smith, 
Montgomery st 



S. D. & H. W. Smith ; 
Albany st 



Emerson Piano Co. 

William Underwood & 
Co 



G. D. Dowes & Co. • 

D. Wilcox & Co., 
Avery st 



Class. 



Factory. 



Newton, Morton, & 
Co 



Boston Belting Co. . . . 

Richardson, McKee, 
& Co 



H. Barker 

Conrad Zeigler 

C. H. Bacon 

Morton & Chesley 

A. Zeigler < 

Cummings & Carlisle . 



Amount car'dforw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



96,179 004 

26,114 

26,175 

103,152 

56,915 

105,468 

247,121 

35,422 

141,543 

116,289 
49,869 

134,880 
70,153 



$144,261 88 

39 15 

39 24 

154 71 

85 36 

158 19 
370 66 

53 12 

212 29 

174 41 
74 79 

202 30 

105 21 



14,837 

98,016 
366,767 

88,495 

30,154 

20,732 

177,964 

201,970 

1,540 

216,856 



22 23 

147 01 
550 13 

182 72 
45 21 
31 08 

266 93 

302 94 
2 30 

325 27 



98,509,436 $147,757 13 



Beport of the Water Board. 



75 



Amount br'tforw'd 98,509,436 



Walworth Manufact. 
Co 



R. Rhodes 

A. J. Morse & Co. . . . 

Seth W. Fowle & Son 

H. B. Arnold & Co. . . 

Dennison Manufact. 
Co., 25 Vale st 



Chadwick Lead Works 

Henry Mayo & Co. • • • 

B. F. Sturtevant 

Charles W. Spurr . . . 

Hallett & Cumston. . . 

P. Lally 

S. G. Underhill 

Amer. Molded Collar 
Co 

Bardwell, Anderson, 
& Co 

N.E. Water Meter Co. 

Billings, Clapp, & Co. 

Lewis & Wood (6 
mos.) 

Standard Rubber Co. 
(6 mos.) 



Lensford & Shultz (6 
mos.) 



JohnBroderick. 
A. H. Miller . . . 



Class. 


00 




4 

.3 


J3 

a 


1 


3 

'•3 
2 


1A 
o 





id 


iH 


eq 


CO 


-* 


H 


Factory. 


1 












1 


(C 




1 










1 


It 


2 












2 


(< 

(1 


1 
1 












1 
1 


(( 
(( 


2 


1 










1 

2 


«( 




2 










2 


(( 


•1 












1 


<( 


1 












1 


l< 


1 












1 


(( 




1 










1 


c« 


1 












1 


(< 


1 












1 


(( 




1 










1 


(( 




1 










1 


(( 


1 












1 


(( 


1 












1 


(C 


1 












1 


(« 


1 












1 


u 


1 
1 












1 
1 







d Cubic Feet. 



63,517 
30,149 
64,952 
4,428 
52,535 

116,660 

118,033 

183,165 

108,672 

16,161 

79,728 

113,211 

62,203 

86,914 

61,548 
16,674 
35,201 

24,328 

24,519 

8,578 

6,979 

48,552 



Amount car'd forw'd 99,836,143 



Revenue. 



,757 13 

95 26 
45 21 

97 42 

6 62 

78 79 

171 98 

177 05 
274 73 
162 98 

24 22 
119 56 
169 79 

93 28 

130 36 

92 31 
24 99 

52 78 

36 48 

36 76 

12 86 
10 45 

72 82 



$149,746 83 



76 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount brHforw'd 



Boston Cordage Co. 
(6 mos.) 



Rice & Hutchings 

Fiedler, Moeldner, & 
Co. (3 mos.) 



Woodbury fePritchard 
(2 mos.) 



National Sewing Ma- 
chine Co. (1 mo.) • 



Kittredge & Co 

D. Shales & Co 

Christopher Blake . . 
G. H. Dickerman . . . 

J. L. Ross 

R. Estabrook & Son . 

George Gill 

F. King & Co 



Class. 



Factory. 



Grover & Bake'r Sew- 
ing Machine Co., 
Wash, st 



Downes & Adams 

Jona. Cottle 

J. A. Frampton 

H.N. Glover 

G. F. Waldron , 

A. K. Young 

Harrison Loring. 

S. A. Woods & Co. . 
George F. Blake. . . . 



Mach'ist 



Amount car'dforw'd I . .1 101,641,973 $152,455 35 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



99,836,143 

40,742 
42,235 

12,155 

7,992 

941 

Vacant 

49,867 
55,195 
45,063 

Vacant. 

71,035 
22,973 
72,644 

Vacant. 

23,762 

942,470 

40,760 

74,284 

Vacant. 

58,375 

34,195 

102,226 

108,916 



$149,746 83 

61 10 
63 35 

18 23 

11 98 

1 41 

74 78 
82 77 
67 63 

106 53 
34 45 

108 94 



35 62 

1,413 69 

61 12 

111 41 

87 55 

51 29 

153 32 

163 35 



Report of the Water Board. 



77 



Amount br'tforw'd . . 
AshcroftManufact. Co. 

L. M. Ham 

Dennis Crowley 

L. A. Bigelow 

William Evans . . 

Smith & Lovett 



Am. Tool and Ma- 
chine Co 



J. Souther & Co. 
Boston Machine Co. 
Hersey Brothers . . . 



Class. 



Mach'ist 



Hinckley Locomotive 
Works 



Atlantic Works, Chel- 
sea st 



Atlantic Works, Bor- 
der st 



Holmes & Blanchard. 
Charlestown st 



H. S. Robinson 

Geo. T. McLaughlin. 

South Boston Iron Co. 

Holmes & Blanchard, 
Taylor st 



James Gurney & Co.. 
William Blake & Co. . 
Whiting Foundry Co. 
Tremont Foundry Co. 
Fulton Iron Foundry 



Foundry 



Amount car'd forw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



101,641,973 
86,785 
64,588 
43,805 
119,628 
121,668 
27,052 

124,667 
86,965 

202,100 
31,029 

410,525 

180,928 

262,800 

99,992 
31,939 
93,542 

279,865 

28,386 

38,068 

111,299 

78,940 
6,319 

26,041 



Revenue. 



$152,455 35 

130 16 

96 86 

65 69 

179 42 

182 48 

40 56 

186 98 
130 43 
303 14 

46 52 

615 76 
271 38 
394 18 

149 97 

47 89 
140 29 
419 79 

42 56 

57 08 

166 92 

118 38 

9 46 

39 05 



104,198,904 $156,290 30 



78 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd • . 

Charles Roberts 

Highland Foundry Co. 

M. H. Washburn 

George Miles 



Downer Kerosene Oil 
Co 



S. Jenney & Co 

Maverick Oil Co 

Pierce & Canterbury. 

Kidder, Vaughn, & Co. 

Bowker, Torrey, & 
Co., Bowker st. 

Bowker, Torrey, & 
Co., Foundry st. . . . 



Torreys & Co 

C. E. Hall & Co 

A. Wentworth & Co. . 
Richard Power & Son. 

Jeremiah Carew 

Carew & Devine 

E. F. Meaney 

Folt & Sullivan 

Geo. F. Chapin & Co. 



Pike & Fabins. 



Horace H. Lewis . . . 
W. K. Lewis & Bros. 
M. M. Pigott &Son. 



Amount car'd forw'd. 



Class. 



Foundry 
«i 

Boil'r'm. 
Oil W'ks 



Marble 
Works 



Stone Yd 



Vinegar 
Works 

Pickle 
Factory 



Cubic Feet. 



104,198,904 

115,821 

45,970 

16,046 

35,081 

1,341,100 

132,123 

214,615 

118,760 

31,751 

718,105 

Not using. 

397,886 

426,934 

312,151 

104,895 

18,999 

58,733 

248,575 

4,959 

53,441 

90,700 
24,733 
61,359 

26,360 



Revenue. 



5116,290 30 

173 71 

68 93 

24 05 

52 59 

2,011 66 

198 17 

321 91 

178 12 

47 60 

1,077 13 

596 81 
640 39 
468 21 
157 31 

28 48 

88 10 

372 84 

7 43 

80 14 

136 04 

37 08 
92 02 
39 53 



108,798,001 $163,188 55 



Report? of the Water Board. 



79 



Name. 



Amount hr't forw'd . . 
E. T. Cowdrey & Co. . 
Warner & Freeman. . 
Fobes, Hayward, &Co. 
Chase & Co 



A. F. Copeland, 4 Tre- 
mont row 



E. M. Messenger 

Mrs. G. F. Harrington. 
Marston & Cunio 

W. L. Egerton 

Frost & Dearborn 

George Fera 

D. T. Copeland ..... 

F. E. Weber 

R. B. Brigham 

W. F. Bacon 

A. W. Fisher 

Campbell & Coverly 

W. G. Foley , 

Jones & Marshall 

O. S. Edgerly 

C. H. Bailey 

Mary Smith 

R. M. Waitt 

C. E. Bacon 

Thomas Walton .... 
J. Gallagher 



Class. 



Factory. 
SaltWks 
Confec'y 



Resta'nt 



Amount car'd forw'd 



Cubic Feet. 



108,798,001 

114,373 

21,611 

98,049. 

285,121 

108,518 
19,630 
37,382 
66,138 
26,182 
65,258 
40,004 
97,283 
67,370 

199,640 
16,379 
13,008 
47,781 
37,074 
29,952 
6,609 
29,365 
15,123 
30,609 
48,998 
21,119 
40,755 



Revenue. 



110,381,332 



,188 55 

171 53 

32 40 

147 05 

427 65 

162 77 

29 43 

56 06 

99 19 

39 26 

97 87 

59 99 

145 90 

101 01 

299 44 

24 55 

19 50 

71 64 

55 59 

44 91 

9 89 

44 03 
22 66 

45 89 
73 48 
31 65 
61 12 



$165,563 01 



80 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br'tforw'd. • 

J. Swallow 

L. E. Stearns 

S. A. Cloughfe Son. 
S. S. Eankin 



A. F. Copeland, 467 
Washington st 



J. Backus . 
E. G. Park 



Brock & Coy, 243 
Atlantic ave 

Brock & Coy, 73 
Clinton 

Sheppard & Chani- 
berlin 

Durgin, Park, & Co . . 

Paul & Savoy 

T. H. Smith 

J. M. Learned 

C. F. Kendall 

Pearson & Macomber 

J. H. Blodgett 

R. R. & J. S. Higgins. 

Atwood & Bacon .... 

Smith & Wright 

Elias Howe 

Felton &Son 

Jonas H. French .... 

C. H. Graves 



Class. 


a 

CO 


4 

o 


o 

.a 


o 

a 


4 

o 

.a 


C 

c 

B 


*3 
o 




kO 


■- 1 


N 


CO 


■* 


H 


H 


















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1 












1 


n 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


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1 












1 


it 


1 

1 












1 
1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 


1 












1 


a 
a 


2 
1 












2 
1 


Saloon . 


2 












2 


a 


1 
1 












1 
1 


a 


1 












1 


Distill'y 




2 










2 


a 




1 










1 


Rectifier 


1 












1 



















Cubic Feet. 



110,381,332 

2,751 

21,574 

20,514 

32,721 

79,077 
58,600 
52,725 

35,106 

42,953 

34,187 
42,586 
40,092 
86,363 
71,427 
61,514 
44,912 
90,126 
135,989 
21,164 
62,025 
76,253 
404,951 
106,510 
49,897 



Amount car' df or w'd 112,055,849 $168,073 52 



Revenue. 



$165,563 01 

4 11 

32 29 

30 75 
49 06 

118 60 
87 88 
79 07 

52 64 

64 41 

51 26 

63 85 

60 12 

129 53 

107 12 

92 25 
67 35 

135 17 
203 97 

31 72 

93 02 
114 36 
607 41 
159 74 

74 83 



Keport of the Water Board. 



81 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd . • 
James Edmond & Co. 



A. Hale & Co. 



Byron & Hall 



Byron & Hall, Ells- 
worth pi 



W. H. Swift & Co. . . . 

W. L. Bradley 

W. H. Bowker & Co. 
B. Randall 



Boston Dye Wood & 
Chemical Co 



W. H. Whitmore 

G. W. & F. Appleton 

Preston & Merrill 

Quirin & Nelson 

Mullen & Brown 

R. W. Ames & Son 

F. P. Richard 

Boston Forge Co 



Boston Lead Man'fg 
Co 



A. N. Hardy 

Heliotype Printing Co. 

Suffolk Glass Co 

Pipe 



Washington 
Works . . . 



New England Pottery 



Class. 



Fire 
Brick. 

Rubber 
Works. 

Currier. 



Fertiliz's 



Chemic's 



Extracts 
Tannery 



Pho'pher 



Amount car' d forw'd [ 115,717,107 $173,565 81 



Cubic Feet. 



112,055,349 

84,448 

52,685 
28,238 

17,266 

166,018 

376,990 

84,133 

39,120 

1,541,839 

58,315 

Vacant. 

166,060 

70,268 

51,795 

Vacant. 

17,302 

526,444 

141,539 

15,776 
54,784 
89,811 

Vacant. 

78,927 



Revenue. 



,073 52 

126 66 

79 01 
42 33 

25 87 
249 01 
565 47 
126 18 

58 66 

2,312 74 

87 46 

249 08 

105 38 

77 67 

25 93 

789 66 

212 30 
23 64 
82 15 

134 71 

118 38 



82 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount br'tforw'd . . 

Simpson's Dry Dock 
Co 



Cunard Steamship Co. 

Union Freight Rail- 
way Co 



W. B. Gleason & Co. 
Hill & Wright 



Butchers' Slaughter- 
ing and Melting As- 
sociation 



A. J. Tower 



Parker & Huckins . . . 

Metropolitan Railroad 
Co 



So. Boston Railroad 
Co 



Highland Railroad 
Co 



Union Railroad Co., 
Oak square 



Draper & Hall 

V. R. Bridgham 

C. H. Foster 

A. J. Child 

E. A. Noyes 

James W. Hale 

E. A. Batchelder .... 

Charles R. Smith 

J. Austin Rogers 

Norfolk House Stable 



Class. 



Carving 
Coopers 



Skating 
Rink. 



Stables. 



Stable 



Amount car'd forw'd 120,434,525 



Cubic Feet. 



115,717,107 

96,639 
619,200 

185,210 

16,996 

1,606 

503,982 

20,645 

8,746 

1,504,969 

689,633 

354,812 

46,909 
236,916 
58,970 
36,759 
58,903 
78,472 
23,995 
31,926 
35,111 
94,786 
12,233 



Revenue. 



$173,565 81 

144 94 

928 78 

277 81 

25 48 

2 40 

755 95 

30 96 
13 11 

2,257 43 

1,034 38 

532 13 

70 35 
355 37 

88 45 
55 12 
88 34 

117 68 
35 97 
47 87 
52 66 

142 18 
18 32 



),641 49 



Keport of the Water Board. 



83 



Amount br't forw'd . . 
Charles Foster & Co. 
Parmenter & Sumner 
BobertH. Douglass.. 
J. Frank Pickett 



J. P. Barnard, 108 
Chestnut street. . . . 

J. P. Barnard, cor. 
Brimmer and Chest- 
nut streets 



J. P. Barnard, Joy st. 

A. Garcelon 

Clark & Brown 

N. B. Stevens, 4 
Byron st 



J. E. Maynard 

A. Goss i.. 

Adams Express Co. 

John Eaton, Jr 

John Peters 

J. T. Manson 

Warner & Tarbell . 
George M. King . . . 

Milo Whitney 

Daniel Wood 

T. D. Sullivan 

Ham & Co 

C. &E. Snow 

Edgar Snow 



Class. 



Stable . 



Amount car 'd forw'd 121,522,482 



Cubic Feet. 



120,434,525 
39,442 
28,704 
45,115 
20,117 

73,212 

61,943 

136,566 

58,136 

52,443 

22,277 
82,418 
33,603 
52,562 
18,778 
13,649 
53,123 
64,957 
69,463 
31,941 
64,226 
24,593 
24,859 
11,406 
4,424 



Revenue. 



),641 49 
59 14 
43 04 
67 65 
30 16 

109 80 

92 90 

204 82 

87 18 
78 65 

33 40 
123 61 

50 39 

78 82 
28 15 
20 45 

79 66 
97 42 

104 18 
47 90 
96 32 

36 86 

37 27 
17 09 

6 62 



1,272 97 



84 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount br't forw'd- 

Israel Tibbetts 

James Jellison 

John Miller 

L. H. Brown 

Harwood & Hackett . 
H. C. Mms ........ 



Boston Hotels Coach 
Co 

E. W. Murray, Berke- 
ley street 

E. W. Murray, Stan- 
hope street 

A. B. Atherton 

Geo. S. Johnson 

Johnson. Bros 

T. Thaxter (3 mos.) . 

A. B. Winship 

T. Thaxter & Co 

Miller & Bobinson. . . 

Bailey & Jenkins .... 

F. E. Pearson 

A. D. Pattee 

Nelson Brothers 

Moses Coleman & Son 

C. T. Walker 

Northern! & Foster. 

H. S. Harris 

Riverside Club Stable 

Amount car'd forw'd. 



Class. 


4 


.=■ 

a 


- 




— ' 

o 




"c3 


~ 




IG 


r ~ l 


IN 


CO 


^J< 


H 


~ 


Stable . . 


1 
1 












1 
1 


(I 
a 


1 

2 
1 












1 

2 
1 


a 


3 












?, 




2 
1 












2 
1 


<( 


1 












1 




1 
1 


1 










1 
1 
1 


(< 


1 












1 




1 

2 
3 












1 
2 
3 


a 


3 












3 


a 


2 












2 


a 


1 












1 


it 




1 










1 


a 


1 












1 


n 


2 
1 












2 

1 


a 




1 










1 


(i 


1 












1 





--• Cubic Feet. 



121,522,482 
35,451 
35,770 
14,216 
39,975 
43,631 
83,950 

227,948 

29,805 

41,006 
45,763 
39,806 
16,565 
3,577 
34,132 
40,698 
41,719 
57,396 
66,694 
36,666 
21,123 
17,328 
12,452 
19,265 
18,856 
22,845 



Revenue. 



32,272 97 

53 15 

53 64 

21 31 

59 95 

65 43 

125 90 

341 90 

44 68 

61 50 
68 62 
59 70 

24 82 
5 36 

51 18 

61 03 

62 56 
86 08 

100 03 
55 00 
31 67 

25 98 
18 66 
28 87 
28 25 
34 24 



122,569,119 



3,842 48 



Report of the Water Board. 



Amount br'tforw , d. 



Club Stable, Chardon 
street 



Beacon Club Stable . . 
Z. E. Folsom & Co... 

Henry Beckwith 

F. A. Phelps 

A. P. Marion 

Parker Bryant 

B. W. Dean 

John Triekey & Co. . . 

M. & W. Ham 

J. H. Pote & Co 

J. B. Cassidy & Bro. . 

Peck & Hall 

J. Hale 

Ware & Bussigny. . . . 

J. A. Riedel & Co. . . . 

Union Railway Co. 
Washington st 



Class. 



J. C. Richardson 
E. R. Webster 



Club Stable, 75 Chest- 
nut st 



C. S. Godfrey. 



Clark & Brown, 22 
Charles st 

Clark & Brown, 8 
Lime st 



A. H. Foss. 



Stable . 



Amount car'dforw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



122,569,119 

14,308 
18,940 
51,304 
43,766 
49,999 
30,855 
29,852 
39,893 
81,013 
45,319 
13,265 
23,286 
40,519 
29,788 
38,145 
31,375 

14,905 
14,460 
17,752 

29,401 
28,697 

129,389 

17,791 
15,538 



Revenue. 



123,418,679 



,842 48 

21 44 
28 39 
76 93 
65 65 
74 97 

46 25 
44 76 

59 82 
121 49 

67 97 
19 87 
34 91 

60 76 
44 66 
57 20 

47 04 

22 33 

21 67 
26 61 

44 08 
43 03 

194 07 

26 68 

23 30 



$185,116 36 



86 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd . . 

Cilly & Sthnson 

Club Stable, 44 Joy st. 

Asa Critchett 

A. S. Eaton 

L. A. Noyes 

Geo. D. Brown 

J. H. Hathorne 

H. D. Smith 

M. Munroe 

Geo.W.Hollis (5mos.) 

Boston Driving Ass'n. 
National Tube Works. 
Globe Nail Works . . . 



Class. 



Stable. 



Stocky'd 

Slaught- 
ering y'd 



Earrington & Hunne- 
well 



B. M. Cunningham . . 

I. H. Carey . . •' 

Manley Howe 

L. Prang & Co 

R. G. Morse & Co . . . 

Erancis Brooks 

Walworth Manuf. Co. 

H. G. Denny 

Porter & Co 

C. U. Cotting 

Moses B. Wilde 



Silver- 
smiths 

Laundry 



Chromos 
Engine 



Amount car'd forw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



123,418,679 
27,703 
36,018 
19,741 
24,554 
17,740 
20,269 

137,569 
27,096 

424,014 

16,470 
111,210 

76,248 
114,813 

21,670 
166,862 
37,313 
87,445 
93,354 
23,056 
41,343 
239,094 
46,343 
72,627 
26,487 
51,207 



125,378,925 



1185,116 36 
41 54 
54 01 

29 51 
36 81 
26 58 

30 38 
206 33 

40 63 
635 99 

24 68 
166 80 
114 36 
172 20 

32 49 
250 27 

55 95 
131 15 
140 01 

34 56 

61 99 
358 62 

69 49 
108 92 

39 71 

76 80 

$188,056 14 



Report of the Water Board. 



87 



Amount br't forw'd. 
John Foster 



J. Montgomery Sears, 
45 Arch st 



J. S. Potter 

E. J. Brown (3 mos.) 
John Briggs & Co. . . . 

J. S. Potter 

S. B. Stebbins 

L. W. Pickens 

C. E. Folsom 



Boston City Flour 
Mills 



J. J. McNutt 

Glendon Co 

Manson & Peterson., 

N. Littlefield 

W. L. Sturtevant 

McQuesten & Co 

J. F. Paul & Co 

Bugbee & Spooner. . . 
J. A. Robertson 



Stetson, Moseley, & 
Co 



Chauncy, Page, & Co. 

S. H. L.Pierce 

A. J. Stearns & Son . . 
Palmer, Parker, & Co. 
J. F. Keating 



Amount car'd forw'd. 



Class. 



Engine 



Mill 



Cubic Feet. 



125,378,925 
44,944 

139,300 

36,524 

4,682 

100,269 

111,749 
95,993 

105,813 
21,723 

130,428 
277,970 
105,160 

92,603 
129,290 
104,183 

64,659 
314,553 

59,395 

89,973 

34,446 
68,498 
118,343 
6,366 
96,469 
80,360 



Revenue. 



5,056 14 

67 40 

208 93 

54 78 

7 02 

150 39 

167 60 

143 97 

155 71 
32 56 

195 63 
416 93 
157 72 
138 89 
193 92 

156 25 
96 97 

471 81 

89 08 

134 93 

51 66 

102 73 

177 49 

9 54 

144 67 
120 52 



127,812,618 $191,706 24 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd • . 

Watson & Bisbee 

Laming & Drisko 

Creesy & Noyes 

Smith & Jacobs 

B. D. Whitcomb 

S. Crosby & Son 

Nathaniel Cummings. 

Nelson Curtis 

Glover & Jones 

Atlantic Dyewood Co. 

Standard Dyewood 
Mill 



Knowles, Freeman, & 
Co 



G. B. Spaulding & Co. 

Boston Water Meter 
Co., 29 Devonshire 
street 



Boston Water Meter 
Co., Poster's wharf. 

William Blanchard & 
Co 



Class. 



Mill 



G. K. Withington&Co. 
J. H. Chadwick 



Horatio Harris 
J. C. Nichols.. 



Warren & Co., Agts.. 

Hingham Steamboat 
Co 



Fish 
Store. 

Bacon 
Works. 

Testing 
Meters. 



Bakery 



House & 
Fount'n. 



Wharf 
purposes 

Steamr's 



Amount car' d forw'd 130,885,468 $196,315 19 



Cubic Feet. 



127,812,618 
58,781 
49,511 

194,046 
94,949 

143,692 

114,949 

29,383 

ll.fi 

Vacant, 

701,481 

214,338 

49,117 

45,405 

987 

14,700 



Revenue. 



$191,706 24 

88 15 

74 26 

291 05 

142 41 

215 51 

172 41 

44 05 

17 82 

1,052 20 

321 48 

73 66 

68 08 

1 48 

22 05 



1,075,248 



12,051 


18 06 


28,599 


42 89 


2,330 
icant. 


3 48 


11,570 


17 34 


219,824 


329 71 



1,612 86 



Keport of the Water Board. 



89 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd. 



Portland Steam Pack 
et Co 



Class. 



International Steam- 
boat Co 



J. Henry Sears & Co. 

Nantasket Steamboat 
Co 



H. F. Holmes, Ag't, 
Steamers 



House of Correction. 

Lunatic Hospital 

City Hospital 

Charity Building 

Temporary Home . . . 

City Hall 

Wayfarers' Lodge 

Austin Farm 



Suffolk County Court 
House 



Steam'rs 



Suffolk County Jail . 



Directors of Public In- 
stitutions 



South Ferry . . . 
North Ferry . . . 
Board of Health 



Police Station No. 1 

" " 2 

" " 3 

" << 4. 



Amount car'd forw'd 



Public 
Urinals 



Cubic Feet. 



130,885,468 

308,330 

197,494 
120,074 

263,885 

39,408 

1,777,870 

499,671 

1,347,141 

64,656 

91,653 

385,519 

61,051 

224,619 

220,434 
214,441 

962,867 

1,050,218 

787,050 

80,267 
40,403 
63,579 
35,769 
42,903 



Revenue. 



139,764,770 



$196,315 19 

462 49 

296 23 
180 10 

395 82 

59 10 

2,666 79 

749 49 

2,020 69 

96 97 

137 47 

578 25 

91 56 

336 92 

330 63 
321 65 

1,444,28 
1,575 31 
1,180 58 

120 38 
60 60 
95 37 
53 65 
64 35 



$209,633 87 



90 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount br't forw'd . . 

Police Station No. 5 
" 6 
" 7 
" 8 
" 9 
" 10 
" 12 
" 13 



Class. 



City Prison 

L. W. Morrill & Co . 



John C. Miller 
First Church . . 
King's Chapel . 



Cathedral of the Holy 
Cross 



Washington Lodge. 

St. Mary's Church. 

Tremont-st. M. E. 
Church 



South Cong'l Church. 

First Univ. Church . . 

Columbus-av. Univ. 
Church 



Rotary 
Fan 



Organ 



Shawmut Cong'l Soc'y 

Church of the Holy 
Redeemer 



Church of the Messiah 

St. Patrick's Church 
(1 mo.) 



Amount car'd forw'd 



Cubic Feet. 



139,764,770 
23,199 
29,019 
55,741 
16,145 
22,126 
27,490 
12,296 
8,305 
148,080 

17,952 

150,168 

15,943 

11,999 

24,500 

6,667 

51,135 

17,586 
13,041 
24,159 



14,245 
34,510 



$209,633 87 
34 79 
43 52 
83 61 
24 22 
33 18 
41 24 

18 44 
12 46 

222 11 

26 91 

225 23 

23 90 

17 99 

36 75 
10 00 
76 68 

26 36 

19 54 
36 23 

21 34 
. 51 76 



17,400 
51,900 

6,100 



140,564,476 



26 10 
77 85 

9 15 



$210,833 23 



Report or the Water Board. 



91 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd. 



Church of the Immac- 
ulate Conception. . . 

Clarendon-st. Baptist 
Church '....'. 



Second Church Soc'y 

St. James Church 

Brattle-st. Church . . . 

Mason & Hamlin 

Boston Society New 
Jerusalem 



Second Hawes Unit. 
Soc'y 



Old South Church 
Society 



Trinity Church Soc'y 

German Catholic Ch. 

Church of the Good 
Shepherd 



Central Cong'l Soc'y. 

J. R. Pierce. 

Bancroft &Dyer 

John L. Gardner 

Joh F. Bailey 

Henry S. Hovey 

E. Williams 

Sidney Squires 

M. D. Spaulding 

G. G. Hall 

S. S.Dunn 



Class. 



Organ 



Elevator 



Amount car' d forw'd 141,165,304 $211,734 27 



Cubic Feet. 



140,564,476 

52,053 

10,601 

9,653 

15,800 

Vacant. 

1,600 

11,093 

16,221 

27,672 
75,000 
32,500 

12,500 
11,000 

1,200 
78,435 
15,334 
82,159 

4,320 
12,300 
70,696 

7,763 
50,060 

2,868 



$210,833 23 
78 05 

15 90 
14 48 

23 70 

2 40 

16 63 

24 31 

41 48 
112 50 

48 75 

18 75 

16 50 

1 80 

117 63 

22 99 

123 22 

6 47 

18 45 

106 02 

11 63 

75 08 

4 30 



92 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br'tforw'd . . 
Joel Goldtkwait & Co. 
Chickering & Sons. .. 
Odd Fellows Building 

Davis & Co 

L. Beebe & Sons 

A. J. Stearns 

James Tucker & Co. . 

Clark & Warren 

E. H. Sampson 



Elevator 



Stone, Bills, & Whit- 
ney 



J. C. Haynes 

Lewis, Brown, & Co. . 

Claflin & Thayer 

McConnell & Gardner 
W. E. Putnam & Co. . 

Henry Bond & Co 

J. S. Stone 

Dennison Manuf g Co. 

A. Low & Co 

Clement & Colburn . . 

Bhodes & Co 

Carey & Fulton 

Henry A. Gould 

John Cummings & Co. 

Pope Manf'g Co 

Mrs. H. W. Harris . . 



Amount car'dforw'd. 



Class. 



Cubic Feet. 



141,165,304 

9,662 

194,930 

21,600 

64,033 

54,800 

11,200 

155,200 

62,275 

82,600 

63,300 
118,700 
159,600 
174,350 
113,900 
120,800 

94,000 
134,800 
214.900 
188,000 
112,800 
211,400 
211,500 
170,380 
148,200 
Vacant 

54,900 



144,113,134 



Revenue. 



$211,734 27 
14 48 

292 39 
32 40 
96 05 
82 20 
16 80 

232 80 

93 41 
123 90 

94 95 
178 05 
239 40 
261 51 
170 85 
181 20 
141 00 
202 20 
322 35 
282 00 
169 20 
317 10 
317 25 
255 56 
222 30 

82 35 



,155 97 



Eeport or the Water Boaed. 



93 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd .. 

Mrs. H. W. Harris . . 

Hotel Westminster . . . 

Hotel Warwick 

Hotel Lyndeboro' 

Hotel Clifford 

Hotel Berwick 

Hotel Edinburgh 

Emerson & White. . 

J. Montgomery Sears, 
154 Tremont st. — 

Mrs. J. Longley 

J. B. Kimball & Co. . . 

Notman & Campbell . . 

Martin, Skinner, & 
Fay 



Class. 



Elevator 



Vinal, Pope, & Co. . . . 

A. Storrs & Co 

Abram French & Co. 

Talbot, Wilmarth, & 
Co 



Albert Metcalf 

Edward Spaulding... 
Withington & Hall... 
Bragg, Conant, & Co. 
Fairbanks & Brown.. 
Grosvenor & Bichards 
W. E. Underwood . . . 
George D. Howe 



Amount car'cl forw'd. 



Cubic Feet. 



Revenue. 



144,113,134 $216,155 97 
Vacant. 



2 2 



55,600 
115,240 
271,335 
171,910 
339,210 
241,855 
117,730 

128,800 

4,367 

114,000 

41,500 

139,400 

107,800 

70,180 

128,220 

101,900 
12,400 
75,200 
55,200 
47,570 

137,993 
52,500 
66,210 

185,187 



146,894,441 



83 40 
172 85 
406 99 
257 86 
508 81 
362 78 
176 58 

193 19 

6 54 

171 00 

62 25 

209 10 
161 70 
105 26 
192 32 

152 85 
18 60 

112 79 
82 80 
71 35 

206 99 
78 75 
99 30 

277 76 



5220,327 79 



94 



City Document No. 101. 



Class. 



Amount br't forw'd. . 

Converse & Starrwood 

John F. Mills estate . 

Daniels, Badger, & 
Co 



Elevator 



Wright, Worster, & 
Delano 



Hotel La Eayette 

Hotel Baldwin 

Doll & Richards 

S. G. Allen 

Thomas Groom 

Monks & Co 

Enoch Page 

E. R. Sears 

Lawrence Building . . 

S. D. Warren 

Howe Bros 

Dyer, Taylor, & Co. . . 
249 



Henry Bond, 
Purchase st. . 



Henry Bond, 87 High 
st 



David Parker & Co. 
151 Summer st. . . • 



J. Montgomery Sears, 
12 Arlington st 



A. W. Stetson- 

H. A. Turner & Co. 
R. M. Hodges 



Amount car' dforw'd 149,309,841 $223,950 73 



Cubic Feet. 



146,894,441 

53,720 

305,540 

89.100 

118,413 

383,400 

129,000 

106,500 

70,295 

61,950 

430,611 

Not using 

7,830 

Not using 

25,673 

26,630 

188,098 

168,600 

63,150 

31,267 

63,201 

4,717 
72,200 
15,505 



Revenue. 



$220,327 79 
80 57 
458 30 

133 65 

177 62 
575 10 
193 50 
159 74 
105 43 
92 91 
645 89 

11 79 

38 49 

39 93 
282 13 

252 90 

94 72 

46 90 

94 77 

7 06 

108 30 

23 24 



Eeport of the Water Board. 



95 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd. 

J. H. Wright 

H. & J. Pfaff 

Hotel Comfort. '.'.... 



Duffy, Cashman, & 
Co 



Jones, Cook & Co. 
Moses Williams . . 
A. L. Dickerman . 
Peter C. Brooks . 
Continental Block 



Gardiner, Murphy, & 
Co 



Mrs. T. B. Williams. 

E. E. Mudge 

Howard Nat'l Bank . . 

Sidney Bartlett 

Wendell, Fay, & Co. . 
Continental B. Build'g 
C. D. Swain & Co. . . . 
J. A. & W. Bird 



Bice, Kendall, & Co. 
(5 mos.) 



Mrs. D. B. Green (3 
mos.) 



Geo. W. Chipman & 
Co. (3 mos.) 



D. W. King (4 mos.) 

Loring Paper & Twine 
Co. (3 mos.) 



Class. 



Elevator 



Amount car' d forw'd 151,638,349 $227,443 29 



Cubic Feet. 



149,309,841 
Not using. 
395,661 
66,468 

65,440 

41,650 
365,645 
63,388 
71,300 
50,780 

55,000 

42,891 

9,880 

473,833 

8,110 

78,000 

251,560 

31,030 

143,200 

73,121 

5,793 

20,730 
1,398 

13,430 



Revenue. 



$223,950 73 

593 47 
99 69 

98 14 

62 47 
548 44 

95 36 
106 95 

76 16 

82 50 
64 32 
14 82 

710 75 
12 15 

117 00 

377 33 
46 54 

214 80 

109 67 



31 09 
2 09 

20 14 



96 



City Document No. 101. 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd. 
Henry L. Daggett • . 

A. Wentworth 

Atlantic Nat'l Bank . 
E. E. Apthorp 



0. Ditson & Co., 453 
Washington st • 



Banfield, Forristall, & 
Co 



J. & J. Dobson 

Bobbins & Kellogg . . . 

Houghton & Coolidge. 

Horswell, Kingsley, & 
Erench 



J. T. Bailey 

Z. A. Willard 

Minot, Hooper, & Co. 

J. P. Paine 

Miss C. D. Brewer .. 

J. M. Beebe 

John Holman 

Paul & Co 



Oliver Ditson & Co., 
445 Washington st. 



W. H. Slocum 

Charles H. Ward 
Doe & Hunnewell . . , 

J. Cottle 

A. A. Lawrence 



Amount car' d forw'd. 



Class. 



Elevator 



Cubic Feet. 



151,638,349 

5,761 

17,900 

234,440 

596,840 

941,950 

327,240 

58,390 

137,680 

138,690 

48,436 

4,089 

58,020 

286,460 

100,700 

847 

3,780 

65,270 

7,200 

101,710 
293,250 

89,220 
161,950 
157,970 

10,780 



$227,443 29 

8 64 

26 85 

351 64 

895 25 

1,412 92 

490 85 

87 58 

206 51 

208 02 

72 64 

6 12 

87 03 

429 67 

151 05 
1 27 
5 66 

97 90 
10 80 

152 55 
439 87 
133 82 
242 92 
236 95 

16 16 



155,486,922 $233,215 96 



Beport of the Water Board. 



97 



Name. 



Amount br't forw'd 



David Parker & Co., 
147 South st 



Henry Woods 



Mass. Charitable Me- 
chanics Association 



A. Bushby 

Pratt, Warren, & Co. 

Boston Cold Stoi-age 
& Freezing Co. 



James L. Little . 
Levi Bolles 



S. N. Brown, Jr., 119 
Commonwealth ave. 



A. P. Morse 

Joseph Peabody 



S. N. Brown, Jr., 1 
Huntington ave. . . . 



P. O. White 

E. N. Yerxa 

L. W. & H. F. Morse. 
Jacob Wirth 

A. J. Knight 

Cobb Bros 

W. E. Richards 

Atlantic Tea Co 

E. D. Bangs & Co. 

B. P. Tyler 

Naylor & Co 

T. H. Foley 



Class. 



Elevator 



Motor 



Amount car' dforw'd ' 156,543,255 $234,800 33 



Cubic Feet. 



■155,486,922 

136,460 
5,923 

52,901 
20,406 
35,070 

84,050 

19,810 

104,100 

6,655 

68,675 
20,790 

4,293 
10,200 
18,300 

5,200 
72,000 
Not using. 
34,900 
16,400 
64,400 
172,500 

6,300 
75,800 
21,200 



Revenue. 



233,215 96 

204 68 

8 88 

79 34 

30 59 
52 59 

126 06 

29 71 

156 15 

9 98 
103 00 

31 17 

6 42 
15 30 
27 45 

7 80 
108 00 

52 35 
24 60 
96 60 

258 75 
9 45 

113 70 
31 80 



98 



City Document No. 101. 



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Revenue. 


Amount br't forw'd • • 

J. H. Pierce & Co. . . . 
E. F. Wilder (6 mos.) 
Lond.Tea Co. (5 mos.) 
William Tufts (6 mos.) 
John Lyons (6 mos.) 
JamesO.Gray(4 mos.) 
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156,543,255 

11,400 

12,400 

6,200 

6,900 

74,320 

13,900 

7,200 

23,500 

5,"300 

138,220 

425,720 

435,281 


$234,800 33 

17 10 

18 60 
9 30 

10 35 

111 48 

20 85 

10 80 

35 25 


Cobb, Bates, & Yerxa 
Cedar Grore Cemet'y 
Forest Hills Cemet'y. 
Paul Knowles and 


7 95 
103 66 
319 28 




816 09 










157,703,596 


$236,281 04 





















Report of the Water Board. 



99 



Statement showing the number of houses, stores, steam- 
engines, etc., in the city of Boston, supplied with water to 
the 1st of January, 1881, with the amount of water-rates 
received for 1880 : — 



33,338 Dwelling-houses (51,212 families) 

28 Boarding-houses 

1,554 Model houses (Tenements, 8,375) 
11 Lodging-houses 
18 Hotels . 
5,882 Stores and shops 
507 Buildings 
895 Offices . 
42 Public-halls 
5 Theatres 

29 Private schools 
22 Asylums 

7 Hospitals 
63 Greenhouses 
148 Churches 

10 Market-houses 
92 Cellars . 

210 Restaurants 
884 Bars and saloons 
15 Club-houses 
32 Photographers 
40 Packing-houses 
1,934 Stables . 
53 Factories 
5 Bleacheries 
118 Bakeries 

11 Freight-houses 
5 Gasometers 

2 Cemeteries 
4 Bath-houses 
4 Ship-yards 

3 Dry-docks and engines 
160 Shops and engines . 

17 Factories and engines 

9 Printing 1 and engines 

2 Founderies and engines 

2 Bakeries and engines 
24 Stationary engines . 
10 Pumping-engines 
62. Discharging and pile-driving engines 



$491,318 71 

1.387 25 
' 39,282 93 

308 00 

913 92 

65,125 16 

22,986 29 

8,516 91 

663 96 

157 67 

561 00 

1,530 00 

301 50 

1,579 58 

2,358 00 

825 00 

654 00 

6,179 87 

14,611 57 

343 33 

918 50 

1,459 50 

14,491 60 

1,887 00 

115 50 

1,256 33 

239 38 

79 00 

15 83 

65 00 

67 50 

100 00 

8,818 98 

1,274 13 

802 43 

136 50 

104 00 

2.388 10 
92 50 

700 00 



Amount carried forward . 



,616 43 



100 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount brought forward . 


. $694,616 43 


10 Armories ..... 


178 00 


2,079 Hand-hose .... 


11,975 00 


11 Fountains .... 


130 00 


32 Tumbler-washers ... 


480 00 


104 Beer water-pressures 


520 00 


55 Laundries .... 


1,451 51 


8 Aquariums .... 


65 00 


17 Railroad stations 


313 00 


Steam and tug-boats 


9,174 52 


11 Motors 


60 00 


1 Laboratory .... 


50 00 


2 Ice companies, washing ice 


21 00 


1 College ...... 


40 00 


Miscellaneous .... 


195 92 


Jamaica Pond Aqueduct Company 


943 41 


Street-sprinkling . 


1,684 61 


Building purposes 


2,823 49 


Metered water (9 months) 


175,875 64 


1 Police-station .... 


31 00 


1 Police lockup . 


6 00 


Steamer " Protector " . 


100 00 


45 Fire-engines, hose, and hook and lad- 




der houses .... 


990 00 


7 Chemical engine-houses 


105 00 


3,969 Fire hydrants .... 


71,442 00 


129 Reservoirs .... 


2,322 00 


Steamer " W. M. Flanders " . 


170 00 


Repair shop .... 


35 00 


Public schools .... 


3,796 00 


Paving Department . 


423 75 


Internal Health Department . 


1,540 00 


Common Sewer Department 


200 00 


Lamp Department 


42 25 


Committee on Common and Squares 


385 00 


Committee on Bridges 


82 00 


District Court-house 


49 50 


Branch libraries 


76 50 


Directors of Public Institutions 


263 00 


Mount Hope Cemetery 


45 02 


Steamer " J. P. Bradlee 


200 00 


Steamer " Samuel Little " . 


100 00 



,001 55 



Report of the Water Board. 



101 



The following table exhibits the yearly increase of water- 
takers since January 1, 1850 : — 

From January 1, 1850, to January 1, 1851 

1851, 

1852, 

1853, 

1854, 

1855, 
" " ' 1856, " 

1857, 

1858, 

1859, 

1860, 

1861, 
" " 1862, 

" " 1863, " 

" " 1864, " 

. " " 1865, 

1866, 

" 1867, 

" " 1868, 

" " 1869, 

" " 1870, 

1871, 
" " 1872, " 

" " 1873, 

" " 1874, " 

1875, 

1876, 
" " 1877, " 
" " 1878, " 
" " 1879, " 

1880, 





Takers. 


Increase. 


1851 


13,463 




1852, 


16,076 


2,613 


1853, 


16,862 


786 


1854, 


18,110 


1,308 


1855, 


19,193 


1,023 


1856. 


19,998 


805 


1857 


20,806 


808 


1858 


21,602 


796 


1859 


22,414 


812 


1860 


23,271 


857 


1861 


24,316 


1,045 


1862 


25,486 


1,170 


1863 


26,289 


803 


1864 


, 26,851 


562 


1865 


, 27,046 


195 


1866 


, 27,489 


443 


1867 


, 27,754 


265 


1868 


, 28,104 


350 


1869 


, 29,738 


1,634 


1870 


, 31,500 


1,762 


1871 


, 36,132 


4,632 


1872 


, 38,716 


2,584 


1873 


, 40,688 


1,972 


1874 


, 42,345 


1,657 


1875 


, 44,676 


2,331 


1876 


, 46,885 


2,209 


1877 


, 48,328 


1,443 


1878 


, 49,970 


1,642 


1879 


, 51,523 


1,553 


1880 


, 52,268 


745 


1881 


, 53,254 


986 



The following table exhibits the yearly revenue from the 
sale of Cochituate water since its introduction into the city, 
October 25, 1848: — 

Received by Water Commissioners, as per 

Auditor's Eeport in 1848 . . . . $972 81 

From January 1, 1849, to January 1, 1850 . 71,657 79 

1850, " ' 1851 . 99,025 45 

1851, " 1852 . 161,052 85 

1852, » 1853 . 179,567 39 



Amount carried forward . 



$512,276 29 



102 



City Document No. 101. 



Amount brought forward 
From January 1, 1853, to January 1, 1854 

1854, " * 1855 

1855, " 1856 

1856, « 1857 

1857, » 1858 

1858, " 1859 

1859, " 1860 

1860, " 1861 

1861, " 1862 

1862, « 1863 

1863, " 1864 

1864, " 1865 

1865, " 1866 

1866, " 1867 

1867, " 1868 

1868, << 1869 

1869, " 1870 

1870, " 1871 

1871, " 1872 

1872, " 1873 

1873, " 1874 

1874, " 1875 

1875, " 1876 

1876, " 1877 

1877, . " 1878 

1878, " 1879 

1879, " 1880 

1880, " 1881 

1881, to May 1, 1881 



$512,276 29 

196,352 32 

217,007 51 

266,302 77 

282,651 84 

289,328 83 

302,409 73 

314,808 97 

334,544 86 

365,323 96 

373,922 33 

394,506 25 

430,710 76 

450,341 48 

486,538 25 

522,130 93 

553,744 88 

597,328 55 

708,783 68- 

774,445 70 

862,704 08 

917,415 92 

977,020 48 

. 1,005,120 94 

. 1,029,643 70 

. 1,015,562 89 

. 1,010,584 30 

. 1,025,803 14 

. 1,039,896 17 

826,881 85 

$18,084,093 36 



Drinking—Fountains . 1 

There are fifty-three drinking-fountains established within 
the city limits : — 

City Proper. 

* Boston Common (6). 

North square. 

Washington street, near Elm. 

" " opposite Blackstone square. 

Atlantic avenue, junction Commercial street. 
" " head of Rowe's wharf. 



1 Those marked * are arranged for a continuous flow of water. The balance have 
automatic fixtures, operating the flow of water when required. 



Report of the Water Board. 103 

Atlantic Avenue, near N. Y. & N. E. R.R. freight-house. 

Hayniarket square. 

Causeway street, at Boston and Lowell R.R. depot. 

" " junction Merrimac street. 

Charles street, opposite the Jail. 

" " between Boyls ton and Beacon streets. 

" " near Boylston street. 

Beacon street, near Charles street. 
Tremont street, near Clarendon street. 
Albany street, opposite Water-works, pipe-yard. 
Mt. Washington avenue, near the drawbridge. 

East Boston. 

Maverick square. 

Central square. 

Bennington street, junction Chelsea street. 

South Boston. 

Foundry street, opposite First street. 
Fourth street, near Foundry street. 

" " junction Emerson street. 

" " corner of Q street. 

Telegraph Hill. 
Sixth street, near P street. 
Washington Village, junction Dorchester avenue and Doi» 

Chester street. 

Roxbury. 

Albany street, junction Dearborn street. 
Beacon street, junction Brookline avenue. 
* Eliot square. 

Eustis street, near Washington street. 
Heath street, near Tremont street. 
Pynchon street, near Roxbury street. 
Tremont street, junction Cabot street. 

West Roxbury. 

Centre street,, junction Day and Perkins street. 

Centre and LaGrange streets, West Roxbury village. 

Morton street, junction South street. 

Roslindale, Taft's Hotel. 

Washington street, near Williams street. 

Dorchester. 

Commercial street, opposite Beach street. 
Neponset avenue, corner Walnut street. 



104 City Document No. 101. 

Upham's Corner. 
Glover's Corner. 
Grove Hall. 

Brighton. 

Barry's Corner. 

Market street, Cattle-fair Hotel. 

Union square. 

Western avenue, Charles-river Hotel. 

There are nineteen stand-pipes now located for street- 
sprinkling purposes, as follows : — 

Tremont street and Hammond park. 

Clay street, corner Tremont street. 

Eliot square. 

Brookline avenue, corner Longwood avenue. 

St. James street, corner Warren street. 

Blue Hill avenue, between Waverley and Clifford streets. 

Warren street, corner Gaston street. 

Egleston square, corner Walnut avenue. 

Dale street, opposite Harvard avenue. 

Upham's Corner. 

Field's Corner. 

Dorchester avenue, near Savin Hill avenue. 

Dorchester avenue, at Old Boston line. 

Beach street, Harrison square. 

Union square, Brighton. 

Washington street, corner Winship street, Brighton. 

Chestnut Hill avenue, corner of South street. 

Dudley street, opposite Harvard avenue. 

Paris street, corner of Meridian street. 



Report of the Water Board. 



105 



Statement showing the Number and Kind of Water Fixtures contained within 
the Premises of Water-takers in the City of Boston, January 1, 1881, as 
compared with previous years. 



1878. 


1879. 


1880. 




8,716 


8,900 


9,228 


Taps. These have no connection with any drain or sewer. 


81,842 


• 84,138 


84,498 


Sinks. 


43,044 


46,034 


46,116 


Wash-hand hasins. 


15,121 


15,751 


16,623 


Bathing-tubs. 


24,956 


26,142 


27,535 


Pan water-closets. 


777 


726 


349 


Hopper water-closets. 


22,006 


22,855 


23,563 


" " automatic. 


619 


622 


583 


" " waste. 


1,478 


1,386 


1,069 


Urinals. 


2,226 


2,450 


2,972 


" automatic. 


17,517 


18,406 


19,139 


Wash-tubs. These are permanently attachedtothehuilding. 


534 


590 


607 


Shower-baths. 


237 


211 


197 


Private hydrants. 


853 


1,004 


956 


Slop-hoppers. 


125 


138 


139 


Poot-haths. 


220,051 


229,353 


233,574 





Respectfully submitted, - 

WM. F. DAVIS, 

Water Registrar. 



REPORT OF THE MYSTIC WATER REGISTRAR 
FOR THE YEAR 1880-81. 



Office of the Mystic Water Eegistrar, 

Boston, Charlestown District, May 1, 1881. 

Leonard R. Cutter, Esq., 

Chairman Boston Water Board : — 

Sir, — I herewith present the Annual Report of the 
Mystic Water Registrar, for the year ending April 30, 1881. 

The total number of water-takers now entered for the year 
1881, is 16,427, distributed as follows: Charlestown Dis- 
trict, 6,164; Chelsea, 4,748; Somerville, 4,683; Everett, 
832. 

The total amount of water-rates received from May 1, 
1880, to May 1, 1881, is as follows : — 

Charlestown District .... $102,823 90 

Chelsea 55,205 98 

Somerville 59,664 88 

Everett ....... 8,297 71 



The amount paid the cities of 
Chelsea, Somerville and town 
of Everett, as per contract, 
is ..... $26,695 28 

The amount received for water 

used in previous years is . 9,646 14 

The net receipts for water fur- 
nished during the year are . 189,651 05 



$225,992 47 



In addition to the above amount 
there has been received for 
labor and material furnished 
for work outside this depart- 
ment, but connected with the 
Water Works, the sum of 

Fines, non-payment . 

Fees, summons 

Off and on water for repairs 



Total amount received during the year 



$225,992 47 



$769 77 




368 00 




260 75 




123 00 






1,521 52 




s year . 


$227,513 99 



Kepoet of the Water Boaed. 



107 



The expenses of the office during the year ending April 
30, 1881, including all charges for collection in Chelsea, 
Somerville, and Everett, were $7,436.86. 

Table showing the number of places turned off for non-payment of rates 
during the year 1880, the number turned on again, and the number stil'' 
remaining off. 





Number turned 
off. 


Number turned 
on. 


Number remain- 
ing off. 


Charlestown District 


. 75 

114 

65 

17 


68 
96 
55 
12 


7 

18 




10 




5 






Total 


271 


231 


40 







Stand-pipes foe Steeet Wateeestg. 

The whole number in use in this department is 32, dis- 
tributed as follows : — 



Charlestown District. 

Cambridge street, near Stickney & Poor's factory. 

" " railroad . 

Eutherford avenue, near City stables. 
" " Allen street. 

South Eden street, " Main street. 
Prescott " " Harvard School building. 

Monument square, " Laurel street. 

Chelsea. 

Cary square, corner Forsyth street. 
Broadway, near Stockton street. 
" " Cary avenue. 

Somerville. 
Washington street, corner Boston street. 



Summer street, 



" Myrtle street, 
near Union square. 
" Elm street. 
" Laurel street. 



108 City Document No. 101. 

Somerville avenue, near Poplar street. 

" " Cambridge line. 

" " Merriam street. 

" " Mossland street. 

Broadway, " Franklin street. 

" opposite Public park. 

School street, near Somerville avenue. 
Spring street, " " 

Beacon street, ' ' Cooney street. 
Pinckney street, " Pearl street. 
Pearl street, " Cross street. 
Thurston street, " Broadway. 
Highland avenue, corner Medford street. 

Everett. 

Broadway, near Engine-house. 

" " Pleasant street. 

" " Chandler's. 

Main street, " Chelsea street. 



Drinking-Fountains . 

The whole number in use in this department is 21, dis- 
tributed as follows : — 

Charlestown District. 

City square, corner Park street. 
Chelsea street, " Wapping street. 
Bunker Hill street, corner Tufts street. 
Canal street, " South Eden street. 

Main street, " Hancock square.. 

" near Tufts wharf. 

Austin street, opposite Front- street. 

Chelsea. 

Broadway square. 

" near bridge. 
Winnisimmet street, near Ferry. 
Pearl street, corner Marginal street. 
Eastern avenue, corner Crescent avenue. 

Somerville. 

Union square (2). 

Broadway, corner "Walnut street. 



Keport of the Water Board. 



109 



Highland avenue, corner Walnut street. 
Medford street, " Central street. 
Davis square (2). 
Broadway, opposite Public Park. 

Everett. 
Main street, junction Broadway. 

One of the fountains in Union square, one at the corner of 
Highland avenue and Walnut street, one at Davis square, 
Souierville, and one on Broadway, near the bridge, Chelsea, 
have automatic fixtures regulating the water supply. The 
others are so arranged that the water flows continuously. 

Table showing the Number and Size of Meters, also the Number of Motors in 
the Mystic Water Department. 











Size 


OF Metees. 










| inch. 


| inch. 


1 inch. 


1J inch. 


2 inch. 


3 inch. 


4 inch. 


Motors. 


Total. 


Charlestown 




















District . . 


41 


1 


24 


2 


20 


3 


3 


2 


96 


Chelsea . . 


23 


4 


11 




6 


1 




2 


47 


Souierville . 


10 


2 


9 


1 


5 


.... 


2 


2 


31 






1 


' 4 




2 








7 












Total . . . 


74 


8 


48 


3 


33 


4 


5 


6 


181 



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Statement showing the amount of water-rates received 
since the introduction of Mystic-pond water, November 29, 
1864. Also the amount paid the several districts supplied 
under existing contracts : — 





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$27,045 10 




$27,045 10 








" 1866 


47,247 16 




1 47,247 16 








1867 


60,188 83 




60,188 83 








" 1868 


68,815 32 




68,815 32 








" 1869 


74,369 81 




74,369 81 








" 1870 


82,230 79 




82,230 79 








" 1871 


87,259 70 




87,259 70 








" 1872 


97,727 36 




97,727 36 








" 1873 


99,455 66 




99,455 66 








" 1874 


111,420 30 




111,420 30 








" 1875 


118,568 00 




118,568 00 








1876 


116,271 17 




116,271 17 








1877 


109,963 25 




109,963 25 








1878 


104,174 76 




104,174 76 








" 1879 


98,313 88 




98,313 88 






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" 1880 


102,590 50 




102,590 50 






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" May 1,1881 


74,874 99 




74,874 99 


$1,480,516 58 




$1,480,516 58 












East Boston, 1870 


$54,885 28 


$15,015 06 


$39,870 22 








1871 


63,371 71 


18,348 73 


45,022 98 








" 1872 


70,957 40 


21,383 02 


49,574 38 








" 1873 


77,480 79 


23,992 38 


53,488 41 








" 1874 


77,776 91 


24,122 83 


53,654 08 








" 1875 


70,256 26 


21,102 53 


49,153 73 








" 1876 


72,046 78 


21,818 74 


50,228 04 








" 1877 


66,637 43 


19,655 03 


46,982 40 








" 1878 


65,088 96 


16,535 63 


48,553 33 








" 1879 


56,165 94 


32,139 10 


24,026 84 








1880 


50,973 39 


10,889 36 


40,084 03 


725,640 85 


255,002 41 


500,638 44 




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Amount carried 


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$225,002 41 


$1,981,155 02 



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Chelsea, 1868 

(6 mos.) 
" 1868-69 


forward 
$3,632 80 
19,548 14 






$2,206,157 43 


$225,002 41 


$1,981,155 02 


$544 92 
2,932 22 


$3,087 88 
10,615 92 






" 1869-70 


26,474 26 


4,294 85 


22,179 41 








" 1870-71 


31,161 56 


5,290 39 


25,871 17 








" 1871-72 


38,714 16 


7,178 54 


31,535 62 








" 1872-73 


42,239 50 


8,171 85 


34,067 65 








" 1873-74 


45,169 46 


9,050 85 


36,118 61 








" 1874-75 


50,644 51 


10,757 90 


39,886 61 








" 1875-76 


50,934 20 


10,873 66 


40,060 54 








" 1876-77 


49,893 35 


10,468 02 


39,425 33 








" 1877-78 


49,496 59 


10,348 99 


39,147 60 








•« 1878-79 


50,368 45 


10,647 79 


39,720 66 








" 1879-80 


51,785 24 


11,214 09 


40,571 15 








" May 1,1881 


53,462 31 


11,884 92 


41,577 39 


563,524 53 


113,658 99 


449,865 54 


Somerville, 1869 

(6 mos.) 

" 1870 


$6,572 62 
13,189 89 


$985 89 
1,978 49 


$5,586 73 
11,211 40 








" 1871 


20,029 68 


3,005 94 


17,023 74 








" 1872 


25,275 13 


4,055 02 


21,220 11 








" 1873 


30,930 81 


5,232 70 


25,698 11 








" 1874 


37,325 96 


6,831 48 


30,494 48 








« 1875 


47,912 43 


9,873 73 


38,038 70 








«• 1876 


49,743 55 


10,423 08 


39,320 47 








" 1877 


49,873 19 


10,461 97 


39,411 22 








" 1878 


53,581 31 


11,932 52 


41,648 79 








" 1879 


54,329 13 


12,231 65 


42,097 48 








" 1880 


56,988 65 


13,295 45 


43,693 20 








" May 1,1881 


51,029 38 


10,911 75 


40,117 63 


496,781 73 


101,219 67 


395,562 06 




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Amount carried 


$3,266,463 69 


$439,881 07 


$2,826,582 62 



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Amount brought 
Everett, 1872-73 


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$3,266,463 69 


$540 51 


$3,062 83 


" 1873-74 


4,365 84 


654 88 


3,710 96 




" 1874-75 


4,677 58 


701 63 


3,975 95 




" 1875-76 


5,861 80 


879 28 


4,982 52 




" 1876-77 


6,548 38 


982 26 


5,566 12 




" 1877-78 


7,401 99 


1,110 29 


6,291 70 




" 1878-79 


7,429 06 


1,114 36 


6,314 70 




" 1879-80 


7,642 05 


1,146 33 


6,495 72 




" May 1,1881 


7,934 30 


1,190 14 


6,744 16 


55,464 34 




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Total to May 1, 


$3,321,928 03 









Total 

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paid under 

contract. 



$439,881 07 



8,319 68 



$448,200 75 



Net amount 

to Mystic 

Water 

Works. 



$2,826,582 62 



47,144 66 



$2,873,727 28 



The water-supply for the East Boston district having been 
transferred from the Mystic to the Cochituate Department, 
causes a falling off in the total amount of revenue received, 
the number of water-takers, fixtures, etc., as compared with 
the previous year. 

The water-rates received from the remaining districts show 
an increase of eleven thousand four hundred and fifty-three 
dollars ($11,453). 

Yours respectfully, 

JOSEPH H. CALDWELL, 

Mystic Water Registrar. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
WESTERN DIVISION, 1880-81. 



Chestnut Hill Reservoir, May 1, 1881. 

Leonard R. Cutter, Esq. , Chairman Boston Water Board : — 

Sir, — In compliance with a rale of the Board, I submit 
herewith the annual report of this Division for the past offi- 
cial year. 

Sudbury River Basins. 
These basins were placed in my charge on Oct. 15th. 
During the summer a vegetable plant called the Anaboema 
had developed in Basins 1 and 3, rendering their water 
somewhat objectionable ; but as the season was one of unusual 
drought, and Basin 2 had already been exhausted, there was 
no alternative but to draw from Basin 3, that being the 
least affected of the two basins. It was found that during 
the passage of the water through Farm pond the vegetable 
matter was somewhat decreased in amount. The water in 
Basin 2 has been excellent in quality, and from this source 
the city has been mostly supplied. 

Basin 1. 

The water from this basin has been used but for three days, 
from January 20th to January 23d, at which time the vegeta- 
ble growth had almost entirely disappeared. It has been 
kept practically full during the whole year, the lowest point 
reached being 6,85 feet below high-water mark, or grade 
154.15, and the highest 159.66, when the spring freshets 
were passing over the dam. 

The gate-house and dam are in excellent condition. Some 
experiments have recently been made to ascertain the exact 
coefficient of flow for each flood-gate, and indices have been 
placed in connection with the screws of the gates to deter- 
mine their exact opening when raised for the passage of 
water. Water has been wasted into the river from Feb. 
13th to the present time in varying quantities, sometimes 
reaching nearly a billion of gallons in twenty-four hours. 

Basin 2. 
The water in this basin was drawn down to grade 157.04 
during the summer. On November 2d, it having filled to 



124 City Document No. 101. 

163.67, it was used for the supply of the city, and has con- 
tinued to furnish water for this purpose, with slight interrup- 
tion for purposes of repairs, during the rest of the year. 
The lowest elevation has been 155.32 ; the highest 167.44. 
During the winter a substantial boat-house was built on the 
shore, near the gate-house. Some old houses have been re- 
moved and the grounds graded, and a large number of loose 
stones and stone walls near the upper end of the basin have 
been piled together preparatory to grading. The gate-diouse 
and dam are in good condition. The flash-boards were 
placed in position on April 8th. 

Basin 3. 

By October 29th this basin was drawn down to the lowest 
point reached during the year, viz., 159.59. The gates 
being then shut the water rose to 165.19 on December 19th, 
when it was again used for the supply of the city, falling to 
163.02 on December 22d. The gates being again shut it in- 
creased to 164.39 January 7th, and was drawn down to 163.05 
January 11th. On February 1st the surface was at grade 
168.38, and on the gates being opened it fell to 164.47 on 
February 10th. No more water was drawn until March 16th, 
when the basin was full and running over the dam. 

The Temporary Dam 

on Sudbury river has not yet been abandoned. During the 
early part of the winter the northerly shore having shown 
some signs of washing, it was paved for a distance of 125 feet. 

Farm Pond 
has been kept at about high-water mark during the year. 
The borders are in excellent condition, as are also the dam, 
gate-houses, and other structures around the pond. 

Lake Cochituate. 

On the 1st of May, 1880, the surface of the lake stood at 
elevation 134.00, thirteen feet above the invert of the aque- 
duct and within four inches of high-water. On May 4th this 
latter point having been reached, the stop-planks were taken 
out, and for ten days water was allowed to waste at the out- 
let. The lake was kept full until the middle of June, at 
which time the surface began to lower steadily until Jan- 
uary 10, 1881, at which time the elevation was 125.30, a 
little over four feet above the bottom of the aqueduct. 

This was the lowest point reached during the year, about 
a foot lower than the lowest point of the previous year. As 



Report or the Water Board. 125 

the supply in the Sudbury was low the Board purchased two 
sets of pumps and engines for use at the lake in case of emer- 
gency. These have been stored at Chestnut-Hill reservoir 
and a corrugated iron house built over them. A storm of 
rain and snow of about 2^- inches caused a rise of the lake, 
which continued until March 11th, when the surface. stood at 
133.50. On that day the stop-planks were removed, and 
water allowed to waste to the present time. The lake is now 
as near high-water mark as it is prudent to allow. No water 
has been drawn from the Sudbury source into the lake during 
the year. In the winter months the cucumber taste developed 
in the water to such an extent that it was thought best to dis- 
continue the supply from this source, and on February 26th 
the head-gates were shut, since which time no Cochituate 
water has been run to the city. A marked improvement in 
the taste, though not in the color, of the water in the city im- 
mediately ensued. No good reason has ever been assigned 
for this peculiar taste in the Cochituate water. The condi- 
tions for a good supply were never better. The meadows on 
the south side of Central turnpike have been kept covered 
with a good depth of water, by means of the dam built last 
year, as have also the Hanchett meadows, while .as the lake 
lowered, all the water from Pegan brook was filtered through 
the new gravel dam. Notwithstanding these unusually favor- 
able conditions, the lake water has been unfit for use, as far as 
the palate is concerned, for more than two months. 

No new work has been attempted at the lake during the 
past year. Some old buildings, which were too rotten for 
service, have been torn down, and a substantial shed for the 
storage of carriages and carts has been built. 

The grounds have been somewhat improved by these 
changes. 

The Pegan-brook cases, which at the time of the last report 
were being heard before the State Board of Health, were de- 
cided in favor of the city. An appeal was made by the par- 
ties complained of to a sheriff's jury, as provided by law. 
The decision was in favor of the individuals, but, on an appeal 
to the Supreme Court, the cases have been decided finally 
against the parties on points of law. 

The town of Natick is now obliged to maintain Willow 
bridge. 

Duo and Dudley Ponds. 

The only water received from Dug pond was from March 
9th to April 12th, when one foot in depth was running over 
the dam. 

On Oct. 13th the stop-planks at Dudley pond were removed. 



126 City Document No. 101. 

The water at that time was four feet below high water, and 
it was drawn off to within eighteen inches of the outlet pipe. 
On Dec. 7th the stop-planks were replaced. 

The Cochituate Aqueduct. 

With the completion of the Sudbury system the necessity 
for straining this structure has gradually diminished. From 
May 1st until Aug. 15th five feet of water were run. On the 
latter date the supply was increased six inches, falling, later, 
with the surface of the lake until Jan. 20th, when the head 
gates were shut down. They were reopened on Feb. 5th, but 
finally, on Feb. 26th, were permanently closed, on account of 
the continued bad taste in the lake. 

The exterior structures on the line of this aqueduct have 
been thoroughly overhauled during the past year. Many 
of the culverts and waste weirs were found in very bad con- 
dition. This was more apparent after the copings and upper 
courses were removed. A careful examination of the effects 
of frost and time on these structures, after the lapse of thirty- 
three years, shows conclusively that nothing but heavy walls, 
properly backed and drained in the rear, will prevent the 
ultimate destruction of wing walls, copings, and parapets by 
frost. 

The following repairs were made : — 

Dedman's Brook Waste Weir. — Begun June 25th ; finished 
July 31st. Wing walls backed with rubble. Copings reset. 
American cement, 2 parts ; bank sand, 1 part. Whole of 
exterior joints cut out at least oue inch, and pointed in Port- 
land cement, — 3 parts cement, 1 part sand. One-third of 
the interior pointed. Flagging to roof pointed with oil 
cement. Drains of broken stones were built back of wings 
2 feet thick, 4 feet below grade. Total cost, $377.16. 

Stevens' Brook. — Begun Aug. 2d; finished Aug. 10th. 
Portion of foundation relaid. Capping stones reset. All of 
the masonry pointed. Portland cement, 3 parts ; fine beach 
sand, 1 part. Wing walls drained. Cost, $118.43. 

Morton Culvert. — Aug. 11th to Sept. 1st. Wing walls 
nearly all relaid. Coping stones dowelled to wings. Drains 
built around masonry, and exterior pointed in Portland 
cement. Cost, $260.94. 

Wellesley Culverts. — Sept. 2d to Sept. 16th. Treated in 
same manner as Morton culvert. Cost, $150.88. 

Kingsbury Culvert. — Sept. 18th to Sept. 28th. Masonry 
taken down at both ends of culvert and heavier walls built. 
On the south side the granite was backed with rubble. Brick 
work on north side replaced with rubble. All laid in cement, 



Beport or the Water Board. 127 

1 part, sand, 1 part. The exterior pointing done in Port- 
land cement. Culvert walls backed with small stones. 
Cost, $131.88. 

Grantville Waste Weir. — Sept. 28th to Oct. 11th. Masonry 
found in good condition, with exception of copings, which 
were reset, and the wings drained. Exterior pointed in 
Portland cement. Cost, $166.08. 

Culvert, east of Waste Weir. — Oct. 12th to Oct. 13th. 
Parapet relaid, and backed with rubble and broken stone 
drains. Pointed in Portland cement. Cost, $26.92. 

Culvert at Newton Loiver Falls. — Oct. 14th. Coping relaid. 
Eear of culvert drained, and masonry pointed in Portland 
cement. Cost, $13.00. 

Woodward-street Culvert. — Oct. 15th to Oct. 23d. Granite 
all relaid and backed with rubble. Pointing done in Portland 
cement. Cost, $88.40. 

Newton Centre Waste Weir.— Oct. 26th to .Oct. 29th. Koof 
pointed in oil cement. Cost, $16.79. 

All the trees and brush growing on the line of the aqueduct, 
between Cochituate and Newton Centre, have been removed, 
with the exception of a few trees left for ornamental purposes. 
Fences have been built on the city line, near We llesley depot 
and Woodward street, Newton. The shutting off of the lake 
water in February has given an excellent opportunity for a 
careful examination of the interior of the aqueduct and for 
repairs. 

Under authority from your Board I have organized a gang 
of masons and laborers for systematic work, which is now in 
progress. In general, the interior has been cleaned by 
thorough brushings several times from Dedman's brook to 
Charles river, and from Newton Centre to Brookline reser- 
voir. All the cracks on the top and sides have been repaired 
from Station 293+80 in Grantville to the high embankment 
at Newton Lower Falls, and the invert from Grantville waste 
weir to Station 67, and the whole interior from Webber's 
waste weir to Brookline reservoir. The bottom cracks, where 
they were bringing water, have been pointed with cold lead ; 
elsewhere the invert has been repaired with Portland cement, 
the top and sides with Norton American cement. 

The Sudbury River Aqueduct 
has been doing good service during the whole year. It has 
carried generally from twenty to forty millions of gallons 
daily to the city. 

In December, a continuous bottom crack, 1,155 feet in 
length, in the'Sherborn swamps,' was repaired. It extended 
from Station 171+45 to Station 183, and was about ^ in. 



128 



City Document No. 101. 



in breadth. No further movement has been noticed in places 
repaired last year, and the interior may be said to be in per- 
fect order. The gate-houses and gates are all in excellent 
condition. Indices with verniers have been added to the 
head-gates at Farm pond. About 1,700 feet of the embank- 
ment at Bacon's brook has been reloamed and sodded; as 
have also the embankments at Sherborn and Newton High- 
lands. About five miles of fencing have been built during 
the season, in places where it was necessary to protect the 
embankments from cattle. The fences were built of chestnut 
posts and three spruce rails, by day's labor, in a thorough and, 
I believe, durable manner, at a cost of a little less than seven 
cents per running foot. During the summer the following 
culverts and structures were pointed. The joints were dug 
out in all cases at least one inch before the cement was placed. 
A record is here made of the mixture of cement and the kind 
of joint for the purpose of ascertaining the relative durability. 

No. 3. Portland cement, 3 parts ; bank sand, 1 part. Concave joint. 



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Beookline Keservoik. 

The laying of a new 48-inch main last season rendered the 
emptying of this reservoir, during the spring, a compara- 
tively safe operation. Under authority from your Board 



Report of the Water Board. 129 

this work was undertaken. On March 23d, the surface of 
the water being at elevation 122.97, the aqueduct was shut 
off, and the water lowered to 120.47 by the consumption in 
the city. The effluent gates were shut on March 28th, and 
the blow-off into the brook leading to Muddy river opened. 
As the water receded the stone paving was thoroughly 
washed and cleaned of moss, and, at the same time, the 
bottom of the reservoir was stirred, to get rid of as much of 
the deposit as possible. There were about nine inches of 
mud on the bottom, as nearly as could be told when the 
cleaning began, and, when the bottom was laid bare, about 
four or five inches of the heavier particles remained. A 
long rope was run through blocks on both sides of the reser- 
voir, and a drag pulled backwards and forwards by horses. 
Later a steam-pump was erected on a raft, and a jet of 
water directed through a hose into the sides and bottom. 
This apparatus was found very efficient. On April 8th the 
water had receded to grade 109, and the upper half of the 
reservoir was bare. The mud was then hoed into piles, and, 
after drying a few days, hauled out by teams. On April 
14th the water was all out of the reservoir. 

Notwithstanding the greatest care was taken in emptying, 
the slopes below the berme at the lower end are so steep that 
there was a constant tendency of the banks to slide. These 
spots were afterwards heavily riprapped. The interior 
of the effluent gate-house was thoroughly cleaned, and the 
joints cut and pointed, after which the brick-work was well 
plastered with Portland cement. The gates were overhauled 
and dipped and furnished with new rods. The lower ends 
were keyed, instead of being provided with nuts, and the 
rods were protected with brass at the guides. About 1,200 
feet of the coping around the reservoir were raised and reset, 
and about 500 feet of riprapping done. The work is now 
nearly ready for the water to be let on. 



Chestnut-Hill Reservoir. 

No new work has been done at this reservoir during the 
year. The grounds, gate-houses, walks, and driveway 
have keen kept in good order. 

A table of rainfall at this point is annexed, and also a list 
of tools and other movable property connected with the 
department. 

Very respectfully yours, 

DESMOND FITZGERALD, 

Superintendent. 



130 



City Document No. 101. 



Table of Rainfall at Chestnut- Hill Reservoir, for year ending Dec, 1880. 



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5 


O S-i 

P n 

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Duration. 


6 
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A 


.3 
a 


fe-9 


Duration. 

V 


Jan. 4 


.01 


Rain 


9 to 10 p.m. 


Mar. 9 


.05 


Snow 


6 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. 


" 6 
" 9 


.45 
.08 




1.30 to 10.15 p.m. 
1.30 to 7 p.m. 


" 11 
" 12 


I- 


ci 


10.30 a.m. 

to 
8.15 a.m. 


« 12 

" 13 


J .76 


Rain 

and 

Snow 


5.30 p.m. 

to 
4 p.m. 


ci 14 


.07 


Snow 
and 
Rain 


6.20 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. 


" 15 


.03 


Rain 

and 

Snow 


5.30 to 7.30 p.m. 


" 16 
.. 17 


| .68 


Snow 
and 
Rain 


5 a.m. 
to 
9.15 a.m. 


" 20 
" 21 


J .70 


Snow 
and 
Rain 


7.30 a.m. 

to 
1 a.m. 


" 19 
" 20 


J. 32 


Snow 


10.45 a.m. 

to 
1 a.m. 


" 22 
" 23 


| .35 


Rain 


7.15 p.m. 

to 
7 a.m. 


" 20 
" 21 


J .02 


Rain 

and 

Snow 


5.20 p.m. 

to 
6.30 a.m. 


" 27 

" 28 


| .49 


'■ 


11.15 a.m. 

to 
6.30 a.m. 


" 27 

«' 28 


I .69 


Snow 


2 p.m. 

to 
5.30 p.m. 


" 31 


.08 




2 to 8.30 a.m. 


Total . 


2.82 






Total . 


2.95 












Apr. 3 
" 4 


J.« 


Rain 


6 p.m. to 
3 a.m. 


Feb. 3 


.30 


Snow 


4 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. 


" 10 


.03 


« 


7.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. 


" 4 


.03 




7 to 10.30 p.m. 


'« 12 
" 13 
" 13 
" 14 
" 15 


| .68 

| .84 
.03 


Rain 
Snow 


6 a.m. 
to 

2 p.m. 

6.30 p.m. 
to 

3 a.m. 

10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m. 


" 6 
" 16 
ii 17 

" 20 
>• 24 


.05 

I .77 

.07 
.23 


ii 

Snow 


7.15 to 9.10 p.m. 

8.30 a.m. 

to 
2.15 a.m. 

3 to 5 p.m. 

1 to 8.30 a.m. 


" 18 


.12 
| .42 


Rain 

Rain 
and 

Snow 


7.30 to 11.45 p.m. 
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


" 30 


.79 


Rain 


12.30 to 7.15 a.m. 


" 23 


Total . 


2.41 






" 26 
« 28 
" 29 


08 


Rain 


5.30 to 11.15 p.m. 

9.30 p.m. 

to 
9 a.m. 










| .62 


May 2 

" 13 

" 18 
" 19 


.62 

{ .13 
j .06 


Rain 
ii 

Show- 
ers 


8 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. 

11.05 a.m to 5 p.m. 
7.50 to 10 p.m. 


Total . 


3.12 






7 a.m. 

to 
10.30 a.m. 










Mar. 3 
" 4 


[ .22 


Rain 


8.15 p.m. 

to 
2 a.m. 


'< 28 
" 30 


.25 


Rain 


2.40 to 3.45 p.m. 
11.30 a.m. 


" 5 


.35 


if 


5.50 to 10.30 a.m. 


•" 31 


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to 
11 a.m. 


« 7 


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Snow 


8.30 p.m. 

to 
1.30 a.m. 










" 8 


Total . 


1.71 







Report of the Water Board. 



131 



Table of Rainfall at Chestnut-Hill Reservoir. — Continued. 







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Duration. 


June 2 


.29 


Rain 


12.10 to 8.45 a.m. 


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10 p.m. 












( ' 71 


Rain 


to 


" 6 


.05 


Show- 
ers 


9 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 


« 14 
" 28 


.04 


(( 


3 p.m. 

3.45 to 4.15 p.m. 


« 8 


.04 
.18 
.11 


Rain 


12.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
5 to 5.45 p.m. 
1.45 to 2 p.m. 










" 12 


Total . 


1.75 






" 26 














Oct. 5 


.25 


Ram 


1 to 4.30 p.m. 


" 28 


.05 


" 


3.45 to 4 p.m. 


« 12 
<• 17 


.20 
.12 


" 


3.30 to 4.15 p.m. 










5 to 8 p.m. 


Total . 


.72 






« 22 


J 1.69 


() 


1.15 p.m. 










to 


July 2 


.66 


Rain 


1.25 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 


" 23 


) 




3 a.m. 


" 3 


r.3i 


" 


5.45 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. 
9 .45 p.m. 


" 23 


.05 


" 


4.20 to 5 p.m. 




i 




to 


" 26 


.03 


" 


7.30 to 9 p.m. 


«' 4 


L .07 


" 


12.15 a.m. 


" 30 


) 




7 p.m. 


" 5 


.09 


" 


10.05 to 10.45 p.m. 


" 31 


J,. 


" 


to 
7.30 a.m 


" 9 


.28 


" 


8.15 to 9.45 a.m. 


" 31 


.03 


n 


10.45 to 11.30 a.m. 


" 12 


J 1.33 


„ 


9 p.m. 
to 




















" 13 


) 
.36 




9.30 a.m. 

10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. 


Total . 


3.08 






" 15 
















Nov. 5 


) 




12.30 p.m. 


" 16 


.23 


" 


10.15 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. 


" 6 


[ .25 


Rain 


to 
2 a.m. 


« 20 


) 




1 p.m. 












} 1.99 


<■ 


to 


" 6 


( ,0 




7.30 p.m. 


" 21 


i 




4 a.m. 


« 7 


J. 43 




to 
5 a.m. 


" 22 


) 




6 p.m. 












) .58 


■< 


to 


" 11 


.41 


" 


9.15 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


" 23 


J 




5.30 a.m. 


















" 15 


.05 


Snow 


12.15 to 5 p.m. 


" 27 


.24 


<c 


7.20 to 10.45 p.m. 


















" 20 
" 25 


1.04 
.02 


Rain 

Snow 


12.45 to 8 p.m. 










12.10 to 3 a.m. 


Total . 


6.14 




















" 28 


.03 


Mist 


Mist in p.m. 




) 




4 p.m. 




Aug. 3 












S .62 


Rain 


to 


Total . 


2.23 






" 4 


) 
) 




12.30 p.m. 
2.20 p.m. 










« 4 












) .56 


«< 


to 


Dec. 1 


.77 


Snow 


4.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


" 6 


) 




7 a.m. 


















" 5 


.51 


Rain 


9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. 


" 21 


.05 


<• 


5.25 to 6.15 p.m. 


















" 10 


.01 


Snow 


9.15 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


" 29 


) 




1.50 p.m. 












J .129 


<! 


to 


" 14 


) 




10.30 p.m. 


" 30 


) 




10 a.m. 




J .38 


Rain 


to 










" 15 

" 27 


.07 


Snow 


5 a.m. 


Total . 


2.52 






4.30 to 10 p.m. 








" 29 


.31 


" 


6 a.m. to 11.50 p.m. 




) 




5 p.m. 




Sept. 9 












S1.00 


Rain 


to 


Total . 


2.05 






" 10 


) 




3 p.m. 








Total fo 


r year 






31.50 













132 City Document No. 101. 

LIST OF CITY PROPERTY ON THE WESTERN 

DIVISION. 

1881. 
Chestnut-Hill Reservoir. 

Effluent Gate-House. 

1 hand-pump, 1 12-ft. ladder, 3 wrenches, 100 ft. of hose, 
120 ft. gas-pipe, 1 rattan broom, 1 set evaporation apparatus, 
4 stop-plank hooks, 1 blow-off wrench, 2 gate-wrenches, 
32 ft. galv. chain, lock, etc., 1 fountain nozzle, 33 stop- 
planks, 1 step-ladder, 5 pictures, 1 gauge, 1 thermometer, 
1 broom, 2 brushes and dust-pan, 2 lanterns, hydraulic 
apparatus, 1 settee, 1 mat, 1 nozzle, 3 oil-cans and tunnel, 

1 scrubbing-brush, 1 sponge, 1 window-brush, 2 wire scoops, 

2 wrenches. 

Terminal Chamber. 

1 broom, 1 settee, 1 dust-pan and brush, 1 coal-box, 1 
20-ft. ladder, 1 boat, 1 step-ladder, 2 lanterns, 1 duster, 3 
oil-cans, 1 pair rubber boots, 1 iron rake, 1 mat, 2 stop- 
plank hooks, 25 stop-planks, 1 wire scoop. 

Intermediate Gate-House. 
18 stop-planks, 1 wrench. 

Influent Gate-House. 

26 long stop-planks for conduit, 14 stop-planks, 4 hooks, 
1 extra brass screw. 

Office. 

1 safe, 3 desks, 6 chairs, 3 stools, 5 pictures, 1 telegraph 
instrument, 2 sets scales, 1 stove, 2 reflecting lanterns, 11 
lanterns, 22 brooms, 1 hook-gauge, 2 inkstands, 2 ther- 
mometers, 2 copper pans, 2 tumblers, 1 kettle, 48 pairs rub- 
ber boots, 7 rubber coats, 8 gauging-floats, 1 drawing-table, 
1 sink, pump, wash-basin, and 6 towels, 1 automatic rain- 
gauge, 1 book-case, 1 barometer. 

Tool-House. 

\ box glass, 1 copper elbow, 13 galls, lard-oil and cans, 
10 galls, kerosene-oil and cans, 2 galls, glycerine, 12 bird- 
houses, 15 conduit reflectors, 3 screen-doors, 75 lbs. waste, 



Eepoet of the Water Board. 133 

16 padlocks, 24 boxes candles, 6 bars soap, 1 gross matches, 
25 paint-brushes, 1 chimney-brush, 4 whitewash-brushes, 1 
bunch tacks, 5 rolls wicking, 2 ice-chisels and hooks, 1 ice- 
saw, 2 glass-floats, 1 Johnson pump, 12 window-screens, 1 
water-tank, 2 rain-gauges, 2 horse-bonnets, 2 shades, 7 
draft-chains, 8 striking-hammers, 2 hand-hammers, 8 sledge- 
hammers, 2 paving-hammers, 2 axes, 4 screen-bars, 15 
iron bars, 26 square shovels, 8 snow-shovels, 41 round 
pointed shovels, 8 scufflers, 39 picks, 8 grub-axes, 53 
pick-handles, 13 sledge-handles, 7 trowels, 6 rifles, 1 lot 
of cord, 37 hoes, 2 1-bushel baskets, 4 1^-bushel baskets, 

1 4-bushel basket, 2 sand-sieves, 1 pruning-saw and knife, 
3 border-knives, 1 beadle, 7 paving-rammers, 1 root-puller, 
6 manure-forks, 1 limb-cutter, 1 gaff-hook, 1 California 
pump-belt, 25 ft. wire fence, 2 pulleys, 14 drills, 1 copper 
tamping-rod, 2 iron spoons, |- box whetstoues, \ can palm- 
oil, 1 screen-brush, \ bag grass-seed, 15 lbs. oakum, 6 doz. 
hay-caps, 1 rubber tank-hose, 1 writing-desk, 1 cross-cut 
saw, 2 small tin dippers, 12 pails, 2 heavy buckets, 1 tin 
boiler, 1 hay-knife, 7 sponges, 1 grate, 5 lbs. powder, 14 
spades, 10 points, 3 chisels, 3 grass-hooks, 3 watering-pots, 
3 feed-baskets, 6 rattan brooms, 9 snaths, 22 iron rakes, 34 
wooden rakes, 13 hay-forks, 2 hay ropes, 1 oil cabinet, 15 
lbs. axle-grease, 4 rubber blankets, 16 kegs nails, 6 plough- 
points, 1 cement testing-machine, 100 ft. of hose, 10 scrub- 
bing-brushes, 10 spading-forks, 2 coal-shovels, 1 lot of 
leather belting, 2 sets falls, 1 lot of rope, 2 painters' jacks, 

2 spare boxes for gates at Br. Res., 8 small stone-hammers. 

Old Blacksmith's Shop. 
1 observatory and instruments, 2 pieces canvas, 4 pairs 
oars, 2 boats, 1,000 shingles, 1 flume, 1 post-spoon, 1 iron 
cover, 5 bbls. Portland and 9 bbls. American cement, \ bbl. 
black oil, 1 lot crusher-plates, 1 large screen, 12 signs, 1 
iron bedstead, 1 bbl. paint, 1 manhole grate, \ cask red paint, 
1 house force-pump, 1 lot of chains, 3 stoves, 10 ft. lead 
pipe. 

Stable. 
8 horses, 1 pig, 5 horse-blankets, 2 sets double harness, 1 
hay rigging harness, 2 express harnesses, 2 driving harnesses, 
9 halters, 4 cart harnesses, 1 harness pan, 2 galls, neats'-foot 
oil, sleigh-bells, 6 surcingles, 1 stove, 1 stable sponge, 6 
curry-brushes and combs, 1 set lead chains, 1 hay-cutter, 1 
knee-pad, 210 bushels oats, 10 bushels cracked corn, 200 
lbs. shorts, 6 tons hay, 2 brooms, 1 open buggy, 1 covered 
buggy, 1 buffalo and lap-robe, 1 duster, 1 jack, 1 watering- 



134 City Document No. 101. 

pot, 1 whip, 2 forks, 24 stop-planks, 7 ft. 6 in. long, 80 
stop-planks, 7 ft. long, 4 bbls. spikes, 7 and 10 inches long 
and \ inch square, 1 14-ft. lever, 4 mortar and 19 brick 
hods, 1 truck, 1 wooden pump, 3 cans, 300 bolts, assorted 
sizes, cast-iron pipes and 4 elbows, lot of old iron. 

Carpenter's Shop. 

1 stove, 1 clock, 30 ft. clear white-pine, 100 ft. ash, 400 
spruce clapboards, 3 hand-saws, 1 panel-saw, 1 bit stock 
and bits, 1 level, 8 planes, 8 augers, 1 pair dividers, -6 
chisels, 1 axe, 2 gauges, 10. fence-rails, 4 X 4, 1 wood-saw, 
1 water-tank, 1 lot screws, 2 hammers, 1 compass-saw, 1 
fence-wrench, 2 ladles, 2 rubber belts, 2 jack-screws, 15 
lbs. green paint, 1 can japan, 1 bbl. boiled linseed-oil, 25 
galls, raw linseed-oil, 1 gall, black paint, 1 gall, varnish, ^ 
can spirits of turpentine, 3 cans paint-preserver, 1 galv. 
chain and pulley, 1 belt-stretcher, 1 rotary pump, 5 tons 
hard coal, 1 ton soft coal, 1 Blake pump, 1 portable boiler, 
1 feed-pump, 1 portable engine, 1 glue-pot, 1,400 lbs. lead, 
6 hand-screws. 

Blacksmith's Shop. 

1 forge, 1 anvil, 1 set tools, 1 vice, 1 beast-drill, 3 stock- 
dies and tape, 1 ratchet and drill, 5 files, 75 lbs. iron, 200 
lbs. scrap iron, 4 pairs pipe-tongs, 2 solid die-plates, 75 ft. 
steam-pipe, 3 cold chisels, 2 monkey-wrenches, 1 soldering- 
iron. 

Yard. k 

1 12-horse power engine, 2 cans, 1 portable building and 
shed, 60 ft. 4-inch suction pipe, 1 piece of lead suction-pipe 
(siphon), 30 ft. of 4-inch iron suction-pipe, 6 ft. 8-inch drain- 
pipe, 8 ft. 6-inch drain-pipe, 3 ft. 30-inch drain-pipe, 19 fire 
buckets, 1 carryall, 1 sleigh, 2 express wagons, 1 2-horse 
wagon, 4 carts, 2 water-carts, 1 hay wagon, 1 pung, 2 2- 
horse sledge, 1 2-horse truck, 1 drag, 1 road roller, 1 pair 
large wheels, 2 moving wheels, 4 roller wheels (1 horse- 
power), 2 hand-carts, 2 hand-rollers, 2 sets lead bars, 1 fire- 
engine, 2 jacks, 2 conduit forms, 1 step-ladder, 1 30-ffc. 
ladder, 1 28-ft. ladder, 1 20-ft. ladder, 2 12-ft. ladders, 
1,200 bricks, 2 loads sand, 1 lot cast-iron grates, 1 lot clay, 
1 scraper, 2 snow-ploughs, 1 plough, 1 harrow, 1 hay-tedder, 
55 granite-bounds, 5 cedar-posts, 1 rain-gauge, 6 gravel- 
screens, 10 wheelbarrows, 115 pickets, 1 tool-box, 2 grind- 
stones, 2 engines and pumps, 1,000 ft. spruce boards, 2,500 ft. 



Eeport of the Water Board. 135 

spruce plank, 2,200 ft. spruce fence boards, 2,500 ft. of 
grooved spruce sheeting, assorted lot of old lumber. 

Brookline Reservoir. 

1 writing-desk, 2 keys, 1 book, 1 inkstand, 1 pitcher, 1 
tumbler, 1 spittoon, 1 lantern, 1 stove and 32 ft. of pipe, 
2 elbows, 1 coal-hod, shovel and 2 pokers, 1 stove-brush, 2 
settees, 1 chair, 2 towels, 2 floor-mats, 1 pair rubber boots, 
1 scythe, 1 pick, 3 shovels, 2 rakes, 1 hoe, 1 sickle, 1 
scuifler, 1 spade, 2 pails, 1 rammer, 1 cold-chisel, 4 notices, 
1 iron ladder, 1 ladder, 1 step-ladder, 1 bar, 3 thermometers, 
5 locks, 1 key, 1 sponge, 1 pair clipping-shears, 1 dust-pan 
and brush, 1 duster, 1 bushel basket, 1 wheelbarrow, 1 
broom, 1 dust-brush, 1 rattan broom, 1 border knife, 2 
scrubbing-brushes, 1 watering-pot, 1 axe, 1 gauge, 1 40-inch 
gate-key, 2 36-inch gate-keys, 1 30-inch gate-key, 2 wheels, 

1 wrench, 1 cover, 2 air-cock wrenches, 1 gate frame, 2 
chamber wheels, 1 crank, 89 stop-planks, 3 gas fixtures, 6 
screens, 4 iron rods, 2 screen doors, 6 window screens, 4 
48-inch connection keys, 1 wrench, 1 iron cover, 1 wooden 
cover. 

Lake Cochituate. 

1 oil-cloth carpet, 1 air-tight stove, 12 dining-chairs, 1 
extention table, 1 parlor table, 1 mirror, 1 horse, 1 express 
wagon, 1 carryall, 1 cart and harness, 2 sets scales, 1 rain- 
gauge, 4 picks, 1 long-handle shovel, 1 long-handle spade, 2 
spades, 3 round-point shovels, 3 square-point shovels, 2 snow 
shovels, 2 sickels, 3 hoes, 2 scythes', 3 wrenches, 1 striking- 
hammer, 1 saw, 1 hatchet, 1 axe, 1 grub-axe, 2 sand-sieves, 

2 gravel screens, 3 brooms, 5 candlesticks, 3 buckets, 2 
whitewash brushes, 38 stop-plank, 1 12-inch pump, 1 18- 
inch pump, 3 12-inch copper pipe, 12 inches sheet-iron pipe, 

3 bars, 1 pinch bar, 1 road roller, 1 set of screens in gate- 
house, 2 grindstones. 

Farm Pond Gate-House. 

1 stove, stove-pipe, shovel and hod, 1 dust-pan and brush, 
1 piece zinc, 1 bag waste, 1 broom, 1 hammer, 1 screw- 
driver, 2 screw bars, 2 wrenches, 2 gate-handles, 1 screen- 
brush and rake, 2 pairs rubber boots, 1 shovel, 1 step-ladder, 
1 chair, 1 11-ft. ladder, 1 22-ft. ladder, 1 table, 2 gauges, 56 
stop-planks, 1 wood-box, 1 coal-box, 1 closet, 2 stop-plank 
hooks, 2 lanterns, box of rotten stone, 1 tin pan, stove- 
blacking and brush, 1 oil-cup, 3 cans, 1 qt. kerosene-oil, 1 
piece of rope, f ton of coal, 3 water-pails, 2 wrenches, 1 yd. 
linen, 1 box candles, 1 boat. 



136 City Document No. 101. 

Tool-House and Office, South Framingham. 

4 axes, 4 shovels, 2 hammers, 3 cans, 2 stone-breakers, 2 
pails, 1 iron rake, 1 water-tank, | ton coal, 4 kegs nails, 1 
tool-chest, 3 saws, 1 level, 2 planes, 2 bit-stocks, 4 augers, 

1 square, 1 trowel, 1 bevel, 1 wrench. 

Tool-House, Farm Pond. 

5 wheelbarrows, 1 bale oakum, 1 cross-cut saw, 3 lanterns, 
4 shovels, 1 axe, 3 grub-axes, 1 pick, 3 hoes, 2 rattan brooms, 

2 iron rakes, 2 ice-hooks, 3 leaf-hooks, 3 scythes, 1 lawn- 
pump, 1 sand screen, 1^ kegs of spikes, 1 keg nails, 1 stove, 
1 sprinkler, lot of old iron and lumber. 

Course Brook Water Weir. 

1 pick, 1 long-handle shovel, 1 shovel, 1 iron rake, 1 
spade, 1 wheelbarrow, 1 pail, 1 ice-cutter, 2 cans, 1 oil-cup, 
1 pair rubber boots, 1 cement-box, 2 boxes candles, 1 broom, 
1 rattan broom, 12 stop-planks, 4 stop-plank hooks, 1 
paint-can. 

Bacon's Brook Waste Weir. 

2 wheelbarrows, 2 iron rakes, 2 long-handle spades, 1 ice- 
cutter, 1 piece of rope, 2 sickles, 1 pick, 1 hand-barrow, 1 
oil-can, 1 oil-cup, 1 long-handle shovel. 

Rosemary Brook Blow-Off . 
1 gate-wrench, 1 ladder. 

Fuller's Brook Waste Weir. 

1 wheelbarrow, 2 shovels, 1 ice-cutter, 2 reflectors, 12 
stop-planks, 2 stop-plank hooks, 1 rattan broom, 1 box 
candles, 2 pails, 1 bag, 1 long-handle shovel. 

Tool-Shed, near Fuller's Waste Weir. 
3,000 hard ; bricks, lot of old lumber. 

West Siphon Chamber. 

1 coal-hod and poker, 1 dust-pan, 2 bushels coal, 2 qts. 
paint, 1 gallon varnish, 2 qts. linseed-oil, 1 qt. of thinning, 
20 lbs. salt, 2 wooden horses, 52 stop-planks, 4 stop-plank 
hooks, 2 paint brushes, 1 pail, 8 pairs rubber boots, 2 locks, 

3 iron hooks, 2 reflectors, 1 iron rake, 2 shovels, 1 mat, 1 



Keport of the Water Board. 137 

piece rope, 1 scrubbing-brush, 3 brooms, 1 stool, 2 boxes 
candles, 4 oil-cans, 1 oil-cup, 1 tool-box, 1 rasp, 2 lbs. nails, 
1 pick, 3 wheelbarrows, 1 bag, 1 wrench, 2 ladders, 1 
cement-box, 1 piece canvas, \ gross matches, 1 50 ft. tape. 

East Siphon Chamber. 

52 stop-planks, 3 iron rakes, 2 wheelbarrows, 3 long- 
handle shovels, 3 grub-axes, 4 sickels, 1 spade, 1 boat, 1 
square, 1 straight edge, 2 ladders, 2 stop-plank hooks, 1 jug, 
5 drills, 6 iron wedges, 6 brooms, 1 qt. paint, 1 can, 3 joint- 
ers, 11 points, 4 chisels, 1 auger, 2 bars, 1 ice-cutter, 1 hay- 
fork, 1 manure-fork, 5 shovels, 1 hammer, 1 saw, 1 keg 
nails, 19 boxes candles, 1 pail, 3 pairs rubber boots, 3 iron 
hooks, 2 reflectors, 6 bbls. sand, 4 bbls. American cement, 
3 bbls. Portland cement, 1 ice-saw, 2 rattan brooms, 1 hat- 
chet, 1 mud-digger, 3 picks, 2 large drills, 1 maul, 1 ladle, 
3 long-handle spades, 3 bush scythes, 3 oil-cups, 4 oil-cans, 
1 roll sheet-lead, 3 hoes, 2 pieces rope. 

Clarice's Waste Weir. 

12 stop-planks, 2 stop-plank hooks, 1 shovel, 1 bar, 1 pail, 
1 long-handle shovel, 1 wheelbarrow, 1 wooden roller, 1 
iron rake. 



EEPOET OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
EASTERN DIVISION. 



Boston, May 1, 1881. 

Leonard R. Cutter, Esq., Chairman Boston Water Board: 

Sir, — I herewith submit my report for the year ending 
with April 30th : — 

New 48-inch Main. 

This line, beginning at the Chestnut-Hill Reservoir and 
ending at the junction of Brookline, Brighton, and Common- 
wealth avenues, was commenced in the latter part of June 
and completed on the 1st of December. The whole length 
is 16,239 feet. Up to the present time no leak has been 
discovered. A connection between the 40-inch main on 
Brookline avenue and the 36-inch and 30-inch mains on Tre- 
mont street, with a 30-inch pipe through Francis street, for a 
better distribution, is yet to be made. 

East Boston. 

The pipes for the High-service were laid during the sea- 
son. The whole length of the different sizes (12, 10, and 6- 
inch) is 7,428 feet. 

Main Pipe. 

The whole number of feet of the different sizes laid during 

theyear.is . . . 64,139 
Relaid and changed in sizes 4,892 



69,031, equal to 12^|ff miles. 



Total number of miles to date . . . 384||-|^. 



Service-Pipes. 

Whole number put in . . . . 962 

Length in feet 23,912 

Total number to date . . . . . 46,315 



Keport of the Water Board. 



139 



Of the relaying of enlarged sizes, the following table shows 
the change in sizes : — 



Street. 


Between what streets. 


Size now. 


No. of feet. 


Size form'ly 


Eastern avenue . . 


Commercial and the water. 


6-in. 


403 


4-ln. 


Constitution wharf. 


Commercial and the water. 


6 " 


204 


4 " 


Arnold street . . . 


Washington and Shawmut ave. 


6 " 


499 


4 " • 




F and Dorchester. 


6 " 


357 


4 " 



Eelaid. 

Pynchon st., bet. Roxbury and Center st 12-inch. 1,804 feet. 

Hampshire st., bet. Vernon and Clay 6-inch. 679 " 

Mt. Vernon st., bet. Boston and Dorchester ave 6-inch. 142 " 

Rutland st., bet. Shawmut ave. and Tremont st. 6-inch. 804 " 



Taken up. 

12-inch iron pipe 211 feet 

9-inch iron pipe 42 

6-inch iron pipe 166 

4-inch iron pipe 1,463 

2-inch lead pipe 19 

li-inch iron pipe 491 

f -inch lead pipe 179 



140 



City Document No. 101. 



Statement of Location, Size, and Number of Feet of Pipe 

laid in 1$80. 



In what Street. 



Huntington ave 

Newbury 

Gloucester .... 
Newton 

Mercantile ..... 

Cazenove place 

Fifth 

A 

First 

Congress , 

A 

Fifth 

Baxter 

A , 

A 



Between what Streets. 



BOSTON. 
Newton and B. & A. R.R. Bridge. 



Total 16-inch 



Hereford and W. Chester Park 

Commonwealth ave. and Newbury. 
Carlton and Huntington ave 



Total 12-inch 

Clinton and South Market . . 

Total 6-inch 

Chandler and Columbus ave. 

Total 4-inch 



SOUTH BOSTON. 

Q and the Water 

First and Congress 

Hand I 

East of A 



Total 12-inch 

First and Congress. . 

Total 8-inch.. 



Q and the Water. . . 
From D 

First and Congress. 



Total 6-inch . . 

First and Congress 

Total 4-inch.. 






177 
177 

108 

242 
690 

1,040 

200 

200 

72 
" 72 



2,351 
210 
439 



3,006 

18 

18 

120 
36 
45 



201 
5 



Report or the Water Board. 



141 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Continued. 



In what Street. 



White 

Brooks 

Brooks , 

Chelsea 

Marion 

Bremen 

Maverick 

Cottage 

Brooks 

Butler ave 

Meridian 

Brooks 

Maynard's wharf 

Beacon 

Francis 

Beacon 

Terrace 



Between what Streets. 



EAST BOSTON. 
For High Service 



Total 12-lnch 
For High Service . . 



Total 10-inch 

White and Eagle . . 

Total 8-hich.. 



From Saratoga 

Monmouth and Eagle 
White and Eagle 



Total 6-inch . 

From New 

Total 4-inch. 



BOSTON HIGHLANDS. 
St. Mars' an d Commonwealth ave. 



Total 48-inch , 

Brookline ave. and Tremont . 
Total30-inch , 



St. Mary and Commonwealth ave. 
Parker place and New Heath 



Total 16-inch 






30 



1,073 
27 

1,100 

1,076 
596 
211 

2,118 
984 
813 

5,798 

128 

128 

938 
530 
66 

1,534 

420 

420 

2,964 

2,964 

1,007 

1,007 

243 
37 

280 



142 



City Document No. 101. 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Continued. 



In what Street. 



Mt. Seaver ave. 

Heath 

Brighton ave. . . 

Pynchon , 

Parker Hill ave 
Parker , 

Atwood ave. . . 

Gilbert , 

Wyman 

Chestnut ave. . , 

Montana , 

Blue Hill ave. . , 

Wilmot , 

Colhy 

Nichols court . . 
Oriental court., 

Cedar 

Delle ave 

Wyman 

Maple 

Pynchon , 

Park 

Bragdon , 

Notre Dame. . . , 

Hay ward 

"Wyman 

Tremont , 

Parker Hill ave 



Between what Streets. 



BOSTON" HIGHLANDS.— Continued. 

Maple and Montana 

Centre and Pynchon. 

Beacon and St. Mary 

Roxbury and Heath , 

Parker and Parker Hill Reservoir 

Parker Hill and Fisher ave 



Total 12-inch 



From Day 

Hoffman and Roy 

Centre and Chestnut 

Sheridan ave. and Wyman 

Mt. Seaverns ave. and Georgia. 
Quincy and Hayward 



Total 8-inch. 



Bainhridge and Elmore 

From Washington 

From Phillips 



Pynchon and Centre 

From Parker....* 

Centre and Chestnut 

Mt. Seaver ave. and Schuyler 

New and Old Heath 

Brookline ave. and Binney 

Washington and Amory 

Bragdon and Codman 

Blue Hill ave. and Warren 

Lamartine and Chestnut 

Francis and Hillside ave 

Parker and Parker Hill Reservoir 



Amount carried forward 2,499 






Beport of the Water Board. 



143 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Continued. 



In what Street. 



Elmore 

"Wilmot 

Highland Park ave. 
Centre 



Edgewood 
Smith-st. court 



Norfolk ave. 
Lawrence " 
Blue Hill " 



Park ... 
Pleasant. 



Mt. Vernon . . . 

Virginia 

Dickens 

Greenwich ... 

Clapp 

Columbia 
Bowdoin ..... 

Victoria , 

Highland .... 

Fenton 

Lawrence ave. 



Between what Streets. 



Amount brought forward . 



BOSTON HIGHLANDS.— Continued. 

"Wilmot and Walnut ave 

Bainhridge and Elmore 

Fort ave. and Highland Park st 

Highland and Pynchon 



Total 6-inch. 



Blue Hill ave. and "Warren. 
Nichols court and Smith. . . 



Total 4-inch. 



DORCHESTER. 

Oak and Franklin 

Cedar and Myrtle 

Norfolk and Oakland place 



Total 12-inch 



Millet and Kilton 

Cottage and Stoughton. 



Total 8-inch. 



Carleton and Pumping-Station. . . 

Bird and Davenport ave 

Adam and Clayton 

Dorchester ave. and Commercial. 

Boston and Oak 

Washington and Blue Hill ave. . 

Bellevue and Hamilton ave 

From Dorchester ave 

High and East 

From Greenwich 

Cedar and Myrtle .' 



Amount carried forward 



<M|— | 
P O 

.2 p< 



2,499 

77 

78 

79 

138 

2,861 

977 
52 

1,029 

255 
413 
211 

879 

242 
493 

735 

3,131 

165 

941 

1,051 

1,402 

74 

11 

400 

358 

102 

7 

7,642 



144 



City Document No. 101. 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Continued. 



In what Street. 



Carlton 

Elmo 

Dix 

Withington . 
Coleman . . . 
Green Hill . 
Harrison . . . 
Minot pi. 

Elton 

New 

Oak ave. . . . 

Millet 

Oakland pi. . 
Blue Hill ave 

Centre 

Pleasant 

Pearl 

Bowdoin . . . 

Glide 

Adams 

Patterson . . . 

Virginia 

Orchard 

Spring 

Leonard 

"Washington. 



Between what Streets. 



Amount brought forward 

DORCHESTER. — Continued. 

From Crescent ave 

Erie and Blue Hill ave 

Adams and Dorchester ave 

Norfolk and Euclid 

Hamilton ave. and Bellevue 

Mill and Harrison 

From Green Hill 

" Minot 

Dorchester ave. and Auckland 

Pleasant and Dorchester ave 

From Plain 

Park and Wheatland ave 

Blue Hill ave. and Oakland 

Norfolk and Oakland pi 

Dorchester ave. and Adams 

Pearl and Cottage 

Dorchester ave. and Pleasant 

Bellevue and Olney 

Minot and Chickatawbut 

Oak ave. and Minot 

From Codman 

Davenport ave. and Bird 

From Boston 

" Savin Hill ave 

Clayton and Granger 



Total 6-inch. 



WEST ROXBURT. 
Poplar and Roslin ave 



Total 20-inch 



"3 M 

C o 

.2 p< 



20 



X 



Report of the Water Board. 



145 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Continued. 



In what Street. 



LaG-range. . . . 

Poplar 

Brown ave. . . 
Washington.. 

Birch 

May 

Corey 

LaGrange. . . . 

Boylston .... 
Albano 

Keyes court 
LaG-range .... 
Brown ave. . . 
Ashland .... 
Hathaway. . . . 
Boylston .... 
"Washington. . 

Birch 

Corey 

Albano 

Poplar 

LaG-range. . . . 

Perkins court 
May 



Between what Streets. 



WEST ROiUUKT.— Continued. 

Centre and Linnet 

Metropolitan ave. and Charles 

Poplar and Ashland 

Poplar and Dudley 

South and Prospect , 

Centre and Pond 

Centre and Weld 

Jordan and Pleasant 



Total 12-inch 



A and Centre 

Roslin ave. and Washington , 



Total 8-inch. 



From Keyes 

Centre and Linnet 

Poplar and Sharon 

Albion and Sheldon 

South and Centre 

A and Centre 

Albano and Dudley 

South and Prospect 

Centre and Weld 

Roslin ave. and Washington. 

South and Washington 

Jordan and Pleasant 



Total 6-inch. 



From Perkins 

Centre and Pond . 

Total 4-inch. 



°.g 

S to 
.2 ft 



2 


1,260 


ii 


365 


" 


682 


<« 


1,447 


" 


909 


■« 


107 


« 


814 


« 


23S 



5,819 

303 
628 



126 

8 

7 

82 

233 

7 

12 



296 
10 



804 

120 
19 

139 



146 



City Document No. 101. 



Statement of Location, Size, etc. — Concluded. 



In what Street. 



Beacon 

Beacon 

Essex 

Everett 

Bigelow 

Rockland ...... 

Bigelow 

Allston square 

Everett , 

School , 

Colwellave... 

Essex 

Beacon 

Beacon 



Between what Streets. 



BRIGHTON. 
Chestnut-Hill Reservoir and Brookline Line 



Total 48-inch 

At Chestnut-Hill Reservoir 

Total 36-inch 

Brighton ave. and Cambridge Line. 

Total 16-ineh 

Lincoln and Pleasant 

Total 12-inch ;... 

Brooks and Faneuil 

Total 8-inch 



Chestnut Hill ave. and Washington 

Brooks and Faneuil 

From Allston 

Lincoln and Adams pi 

From Market 

From Chestnut Hill ave 



Total 6-inch 

Brighton ave. and Cambridge Line. 
Total 4-inch 



BROOKLINE. 
St. Mary to Brighton Line 



Total 48-inch 

Englewood ave. and Kent 
Total 16-inch 



13 



.2 ft 



36 



16 



1,275 

1,275 

55 

55 

330 

330 



11 

286 

8 

75 

180 

1,255 

20 

20 

12,000 

12,000 

152 

152 



Keport of the Water Board. 



147 



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and upwards : Joints, 91 ; settling of earth, 17 ; 
defective packing, 3 ; defective pipe, 4 ; defective 
stop-cock, 2 ; struek by pick, 2. Total . . 119 

Stoppages by fish, 7 ; gasket, 9 . . . 16 

Of 3-inch and on service-pipes : Joints, 9 ; settling 
of earth, 240 ; settling of wall, 1 ; settling of 
sewer, 2 ; defective pipe, 49 ; defective coupling, 
12 ; defective packing, 13 ; defective faucet, 5 ; 
coupling loose at main, 11 ; by frost, 9 ; stiff con- 
nections, 95. Total 446 

Stoppages by fish, 279 ; by rust, 161 ; by dirt, 32 ; 
by gasket, 11 . . . . . . . 483 



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151 



Statement of Number of Leaks and Stoppages, 1850-1880. 





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75 

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117 

97 

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139 
122 

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185 
188 
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260 
280 
219 
232 
278 
324 
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399 
373 
397 
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496 
536 
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354 




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307 


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508 


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494 




489 




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675 




609 




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489 




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1872 


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1873 


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1877 


910 


1878 


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152 



City Document No. 101. 



Htdeants. 

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29 hydrants have been taken out and replaced by new or 
repaired ones, and 124 boxes have been taken out and 
replaced by new ones. The hydrants have had the usual 
attention paid them. 

Stopcocks. 

95 new stopcocks have been established this year. 41 
boxes have been taken out and replaced by new ones. All 
the stopcocks have had the proper attention paid them. 



Report of the Water Board. 



153 



Statement of Pipes and other Stock on hand, exclusive of Tools, May 1, 1881. 





DlAMBTBB IN INCHES. 




60 
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8 

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9 

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5 

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11 
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18 
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8 

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442 
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13 

8 
14 

17 
6 

43 

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52 

12 

4 


158 
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24 

5 

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26 


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31 

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Lowry Hydrants. — 15 Lowry hydrants, 50 barrels, 43 
pots, 5 gaskets, 10 valves, 10 chucks, 42 wastes, 2 covets, 
210 bolts. 



154 City Document No. 101. 

Post Hydrants. — 1 post hydrant, 21 pots, 19 barrels, 2 
valves, 16 caps, 1 cover. 

Boston Hydrants. — 30 Boston hydrants, 11 extension 
pieces, 10 frames and covers, 64 covers, 7 bends. 

Boston Y's. — 2 Boston Y's, 1 cover, 5 pots. 

Boston Lowry's. — 2 Boston Lowry hydrants, 37 gaskets, 
119 bolts. 

For Stopcocks. — 1 4-inch screw for waste weir, 1 do. for 
Brookline reservoir, 110 lbs. washers, 49 bolts, 2,807 lbs. 
iron castings, 300 lbs. composition, 60 lbs. brass, 209 mai- 
lable nuts. 

Meters in Shop. — 7 3-inch, 6 2-inch, 1 11-inch, 25 1-inch, 
38 f-inch. 

Stock for Meters. — 49 1-inch cocks, 8 f-inch do., 1 
4-inch clock, 2 3-inch, 10 f-inch, 2 2-inch connection 
pieces, 4 1-inch do., 6 f-inch do., 20 rubber nipples, 14 
fish boxes. 

For Service-Pipe. — 41 2-inch nipples, 34 2-inch nuts, 4 
2-inch valves, 11 2-inch screw nipples, 43 2-inch tubes, 5 2- 
inch valves, 41 2-inch male couplings, 31 11-inch nipples, 
35 ll-inch cocks, 43 1^-inch nuts, 18 1^-inch tubes, 7 1|- 
inch cocks, 32 1^-inch male couplings, 17 1^-inch nuts, 6 
1-inch air plugs, 24 1-inch - cocks, 50 1-inch T cocks, 42 1- 
inch sidewalk cocks, 46 1-inch tubes, 41 1-inch male couplings, 
33 1-inch crooked cocks, 5 1-inch air cocks, 52 1-inch nuts, 
92 f-inch cocks, 64 f-inch nuts, 109 f-inch tubes, 44 f-inch 
T cocks, 51 1-inch male couplings, 52 f-inch nuts, 110 f-inch 
cocks, 52 f-inch crooked cocks, 65 f-inch right angle cocks, 
50 f-inch T cocks, 66 f-inch straight cocks, 20 f-inch 
tha wing-cocks, 21 f-inch sidewalk cocks, 26 f-inch thawing- 
couplings, 366 f-inch nuts, 234 f-inch tubes, 27 f X |-inch 
tubes, 213 f-inch nipples, 19 f-inch Y cocks, 52 ^-inch 
straight cocks, 48 |-inch nuts, 6 |-inch crooked cocks, 30 
J-inch tubes, 524 boxes, 33 extension tubes, 109 telescope 
tubes. 

Lead Pipe. — 326 lbs. 2 ^-inch lead pipe, 1,632 lbs. 2- 
inch pipe, 1,366 lbs. 1^-inch lead pipe, 2,135 lbs. 1^-inch 
pipe, 1,020 lbs. 1-inch pipe, 251 lbs. 1-inch tin-lined pipe, 
139 lbs. f-inch pipe, 366 lbs. f-inch tin-lined pipe, 61 lbs. 
f-inch block-«tin pipe. 

Blacksmith Shop. — 648 lbs. Norway iron, 238 lbs. shoe 
shapes, 1,565 lbs. refined iron, 346 lbs. square cast steel, 
177 lbs. Octagon steel, 92 lbs. calking steel, 535 lbs. horse- 
shoes. 

Carpenter's Shop. — 2 Lowry hydrant boxes, 6 post do., 4 
Boston Y do., 53 stopcock boxes, 3 meter boxes, 39,000 
feet spruce, 20 feet maple, 20 feet ash. 



Eeport of the Water Board. 155 

Tools. — 1 steam-engine, 1 large-hoisting-crane, 3 boom 
derricks, 8 hand geared do., 8 set of shears and rigging for 
same, 8 tool houses, 4 tool boxes, 7 nozzles, 2 platform 
scales, 1 portable blacksmith shop, 1 portable cover for 
Brewer fountain, 1 hand-roller, 2 horse do., tools for laying 
main and service pipe, 2 engine lathes, 1 foot do., 1 hand 
do., 1 Pratt & Whitney do., 1 planer, 1 boring mill, 1 
chain hoisting gear, 1 upright drilling machine, 4 grindstones, 
1 trip hammer, the necessary tools for carrying on the 
machine, blacksmith, carpenter, and plumbing shops, 1 
circular saw, 1 fan blower, 1 40-inch proving press, 1 36- 
inch do., 1 small do., 7 wheelbarrows, also a lot of patterns 
where we obtain castings. 

Stable. — 13 horses, 13 wagons, 2 buggies, 6 pungs, 1 
sled, 2 sets runners, 2 carts, 17 sets harness, 30 blankets, 3 
buffalo robes, 1^ tons hay, 10 bushels grain, 1 jigger, 3 lap 
robes, 2 hay cutters. 

Beacon Hill Reservoir. — 1 large composition cylinder, 1 
16-inch jet, 1 6-inch composition jet, 3 composition jets, 9 
cast-iron plates, 2 4-inch composition jets, 5 swivel pipe 
patterns, 1 2-inch copper straight jet, 6 composition jets for 
small fountains. 

Miscellaneous. — 15,127 lbs "pig lead, 100 lbs. gasket, 1 
fountain basin, 1 stone trough for drinking fountain, 140 
cords wood, 1 thawing-boiler, 1 hose carriage, 1 garden 
pump, 48 3-inch earthen pipe, 12 paving brick, 90 gallons 
kerosene-oil, 40 gallons linseed-oil, 3 bbls. cement, lot of 
old bolts. 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. R. JONES, 

Superintendent Eastern Division. 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
MYSTIC WATER WORKS. 



Charlestown District, Boston, May 1, 1881. 
Leonard R. Cutter, Esq., Chairman Boston Water Board: 
Sir, — My annual report for the year ending April 30 is 
herewith respectfully submitted. 

Mystic Lake. 

During the month of June, at Mystic Station, in Winches- 
ter, the low level of the water being favorable, a large 
amount of muck was wheeled up from areas that are usually 
flowed, and deposited along the shore. This work was con- 
tinued through the season until December 14, at Wedge 
and Whitney's ponds, and a part of the Abbajona river, 
near Moseley's, in Winchester, and also in Mystic lake, at 
Mystic street, above the Everett estate, and above Bacon's 
bridge. The stone-work at the Overflow Dam, including the 
wing-walls and all the piers, has been thoroughly exam- 
ined and repointed, the low level of the water favoring the 
work ; and I consider all that work in very excellent con- 
dition. 

Mystic Sewer. 

This sewer is in good order its entire length, together with 
all its branch connections and cesspools. 

Conduit. 

The conduit, having been cleaned and examined the pre- 
vious year, was not drawn off the past year, but it is probably 
in good condition. The collection on the screen's at the gate- 
chamber was very slight, indicating but very little growth of 
vegetable matter in the conduit. The screens at the gate- 
chamber have been entirely renewed during the year. 

Pumping— Station. 

The pumps are in good working order, and have required 
but slight repairs. The water cylinders, suction and delivery 
pipes, and other iron-work connected with them, will need 



Eeport of the Water Board. 157 

repainting during the coming year. In the boiler-room, the 
older set of boilers are now being overhauled and repaired. 
One of them has had an entire new set of tubes and a new 
sheet over the furnace, and the others are now being 
thoroughly inspected. The walls and ceiling of the engine- 
room have been repainted. The engine-house and coal- 
shed, dwelling-houses and stable, are in good condition, 
requiring only the usual repairs. 

Distributing Mains. 

In this district these mains have been extended 296 feet, 
and 11,914 feet have been relaid,all with iron pipe. Of the 
amount relaid, 240 feet were enlarged from 1 to 4 inch in 
diameter ; 672 feet, from 2 to 4 inch ; 3,446 feet, from 4 to 6 
inch ; and 624 feet, from 4 to 8 inch. There were also 600 
feet reduced from 8 to 6 inch. 

The City of Chelsea having filled in and made solid about 
275 feet of their end of Chelsea bridge, the 16-inch supply 
main through that portion was relaid and the location changed. 

The number of hydrants has been increased 18, viz., 5 
Lowry, and 13 Post, and 2 Flush hydrants have been dis- 
continued. 

There have been 27 breaks, and 19 leaks on the dis- 
tributing mains during the year. 

In Chelsea the distributing mains have been extended 100 
feet, in Somerville 1,331 feet, and in Chelsea there has been 
1, and in Somerville 8, additional hydrants located during 
the year. 

Service-Pipes. 

There have been 36 new service-pipes entered, and 131 
repaired or altered. Of these, 10 tin-lined were changed to 
lead ; 12 changed from " Y " branch to single supplies ; 7 were 
renewed and 5 relaid and enlarged; 12 were altered for 
various reasous. There were 50 stoppages, of which 27 were 
by frost, 17 by fish, and 6 by rust. 800 service-boxes were 
renewed, 425 with iron boxes, and 375 with wood. 

In Chelsea 42 new service-pipes have been entered ; in 
Somerville, 94; and in Everett, 23. 

The appended tables show the number of feet of pipe laid 
and relaid, the amount now connected with the works, the 
number of gates and hydrants, and the stock on hand at the 
end of the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES H. BIGELOW, 

Superintendent. 



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City Document No. 101. 



Distribution Pipe Relaid in Charlestown in 1880-81. 



Streets. 



Pine 

Tremont 

Russell 

Bartlett 

Sullivan 

Mason place . . . 
Wesley place . . . 

Harvard 

Vine 

Decatur 

Moulton 

Bunker Hill . . . 

Jackson 

Jerome place . . . 

Ferrin 

"Warren 

Boley 

Monument avenue 

Pleasant 

Thompson . . . . 

Cordis 

Church court . . . 
Albion court . . . 

Baldwin 

Irving place . . . 
Forbush court . . 
Gibbs lane . . . . 

Chestnut 

Bow 

High 

Hill 

Webster 



1 inch. 
4 " 

4 " 

6 " 

4 " 

2 " 
2 " 



Carried forward , 



Size of Pipe. 



4 inch. 



Feet. 



240 
291 



36 



942 



6 inch. 



Feet. 



852 



16 

28 
900 

41 

16 

1,145 

864 

54 



756 
600 



6,508 



8 inch. 



Feet. 



624 



600 



1,596 



3.420 



16 inch. 



Feet. 



Repokt of the "Water Board. 

Distribution Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



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Size of Pipe. 




Streets. 


4 inch. 


6 Inch. 


8 inch. 


16 inch. 


O 




Feet. 


Feet. 


Feet. 


Feet. 


l 






942 
24 


6,508 


3,420 








4 inch. 

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6 " 
6 " 
4 " 
4 «« 
16 " 
4 " 
4 « 
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36 
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72 

216 
216 
96 


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1,566 


6,880 


3,420 


48 









Extension of Distribution Pipes in Charlestown in 1880-81. 



Streets. 


Size of Pipe. 


Kind of 
Pipe. 


Total Feet. 


1 


4 inch. 


6 inch. 






10 ► 
12 
120 


18 
12 
24 


Iron. 


10 




12 








18 
12 






24 




100 










242 


54 




296 







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Service-Pipes Laid in Charlestown in 1880-81. 



Size. 


J inch. 


| inch. 


} inch. 


1 inch. 


2 inch. 


Total 
No. 


Total 
Feet. 




5 


27 


2 


1 


1 


36 


876 







Chablestown. 



Chelsea. 



Somebvtlle. 



EVEBETT. 



f Relaid 6,932 feet. 

Relaid and enlarged . . 11,914 " 

Extension 296 feet. 

Laid previous . . .164,698 " 



Aggregate 154,894 feet, or 29 miles 1,774 feet. 

f Extension 100 " 

Laid previous 149,363 •• 

Aggregate 149,463 feet, or 28 miles 1,623 feet. 

f Relaid 1,340 feet. 

Extension 1,331 " 

Laid previous 236,653 " 



Aggregate 237,984 feet, or 45 miles 384 feet. 

| Laid previous 76,024 feet, or 14 miles 2,104 feet. 



Engine-Hottse 
Gboxtnds, Someb- \ Laid previous 287 feet. 

VTLLE. 



Total amount of distribution pipe, 117 miles 892 feet. 



Keport of the Water Board. 



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City Document No. 101. 

Statement of Stock on Hand May 1, 1881. 





Diameter in Inches. 




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160 
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Hydrants. — 32 Lowry hydrant barrels, 29 pots, 23 
frames, 650 lbs. special castings, 40 gaskets, 25 wastes, 50 
bolts, 18 rubber valves, 170 lbs. blanks. 

Meters. — 5 1-inch, 1 2-inch, 2 3-inch, 3 4-inch, 26 frames, 
37 covers, 7 boxes, 23 2-inch connections, 13 l|-inch con- 
nections, 39 1-inch connections, 6 f-inch connections, 59 lbs. 
brass wire. 

Services. — 13 ^-inch service-stops, 53 f-inch do., 9 |-inch 
do., 7 1-inch do., 23 f-inch corp. stops, 5 f-inch do., 6 1- 
inch do., 40 |-inch for cement pipe, 10 f-inch do., 12 1-inch 
do., 23 2-inch sol-nipples, 11 1-inch do., 13 f-inch do., 54 
|-inch do., 70 lbs. block-tin, 75 lbs. solder, 122 brass bolts, 
34 box covers, 180 iron boxes. 

Lead Pipe. — 6,218 lbs. |-inch, 2,898 lbs. f-inch, 810 lbs. 
f-inch, 805 lbs. 1-inch, 627 lbs. 1 J-ineh, 720 lbs. 2-inch. 

Miscellaneous. — 640 lbs. pig lead, 11 kegs nails, 11,800 
feet spruce Kyanized lumber, 20 double loads of gravel, 25 
double loads of sand, 2 garden hydrants, 11 lbs. rubber, 8 
casks cement, 1 do. calcine plaster, 36 lbs. galv. iron, 1 box 
tin, 50 lbs. red lead, 50 gallons linseed-oil, 1 bbl. blk. var- 
nish, 4 gallons shellac, 4 gallons alcohol, 100 lbs. white lead, 
100 lbs. jute, 100 lbs. hay rope. 



Keport or the Water Board. 163 



CIVIL ORGANIZATION OF THE WATER WORKS, FROM 
THEIR COMMENCEMENT, TO MAY 1, 1881. 

Water Commissioners. % 

Nathan Hale, James F. Baldwin, Thomas B. Curtis. From May 
4, 1846, to January 4, 1850. 

Engineers eor Construction. 

John B. Jervis, of New York, Consulting Engineer. From May, 
1846, to November, 1848. 

E. S. Chesbrough, Chief Engineer of the Western Division. From 
May, 1846, to January 4, 1850. 

William S. Whitwell, Chief Engineer of the Eastern Division. 
From May, 1846, to January 4, 1850. 

City Engineers having Charge of the Works. 

E. S. Chesbrough, Engineer. From November 18, 1850, to October 
1, 1855. 

George H. Bailey, Assistant Engineer. From January 27, 1851, 
to July 19, 1852. 

H. S. McKean, Assistant Engineer. From July 19, 1852, to October 
1, 1855. 

James Slade, Engineer. From October 1, 1855, to April 1, 1863. 

N. Henry Crafts, Assistant Engineer. From October 1, 1855, to 
April 1, 1863. 

N. Henry Crafts, City Engineer. From April 1, 1863, to November 
25, 1872. 

Thomas W. Davis, Assistant Engineer. From April 1, 1863, to 
December 8, 1866. 

Henry M. Wightman, Resident Engineer at C. H. Reservoir. From 
February 14, 1866, to November, 1870. 

A. Fteley, Resident Engineer on construction of Sudbury-river 
works, from May 10, 1873, to April 7, 1880. 

Joseph P. Davis, City Engineer. From Nov. 25, 1872, to March 20, 
1880. 

Henry M. Wightman, City Engineer. From April 5, 1880, to pres- 
ent time. 

After January 4, 1850, Messrs. E. S. Chesbrough, W. S. Whitwell, 
and J. Avery Richards, were elected a Water Board, subject to the 
direction of a Joint Standing Committee of the City Council, by an ordi- 
nance passed December 31, 1849, which was limited to keep in force 
one year ; and in 1851 the Cochituate Water Board was established. 

Cochituate Water Board. 
Presidents of the Board. 

Thomas Wetmore, elected in 1851, and resigned April 7, 

1856J Five years. 

John H. Wilkins, elected in 1856, and resigned June 5, 

1860J Four years. 

Ebenezer Johnson, elected in 1860, term expired April 

3, 1865$ Five years. 



164 



City Document No. 101. 



Otis Norcross, elected in 1865, and resigned January 
15, 1867 One year and nine months. 

John H. Thorndike, elected in 1867, term expired April 

6, 1868$ One year and three months. 

Nathaniel J. Bradlee, elected April, 6, 1868, and re- 
signed January 4, 1871 . . . Two years and nine months. 

Charles H. Allen, elected January 4, 1871, to May 4, 

1873 Two years and four months. 

John A. Haven, elected May 4, 1873, to Dec. 17, 

1874$ ' One year and seven months. 

Thomas Gogin, elected Dec. 17, 1874, and resigned May 
31, 1875 Six months. 

L. Miles Standish, elected August 5, 1875, to July 31, 
1876 One year. 



Members of the Board. 

Thomas Wetmore, 1851, 52, 53, 54, and 55$ . . Five years. 

John H. Wilkins, 1851, 52, 53, *56, 57, 58, and 59$ . Eight years. 

Henry B. Rogers, 1851, 52, 53, *54, and 55 . . . Five years. 

Jonathan Preston, 1851, 52, 53, and 56 Four years. 

James W. Seaver, 1851$ One year. 

Samuel A. Eliot, 1851$. 

John T. Heard 1851$ One year. 

Adam W. Thaxter, Jr., 1852, 53, 54, 55$ . . . Four years. 

Sampson Reed, 1852 and 1853 Two years. 

Ezra Lincoln, 1852$ One year. 

Thomas Sprague, 1853, 54, and 55$ ... Three years. 

Samuel Hatch, 1854, 55, 56, 57, 58, and 61 . . . Six years. 

Charles Stoddard, 1854, 55, 56, and 57$ . . . Four years. 

William Washburn, 1854 and 55 Two years. 

Tisdale Drake, 1856, 57, 58, and 59$ . . . . Four years. 

Thomas P. Rich, 1856, 57, and 58$ ... Three years. 

John T. Dingley, 1856 and 59$ Two years. 

Joseph Smith, 1856$ Two months. 

Ebenezer Johnson, 1857, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, and 64$ Eight years. 

Samuel Hall, 1857,58, 59, 60, and 61$ . . . . Five years. 

George P. French, 1859, 60, 61, 62, and 63 . . . Five years. 

Ebenezer Atkins, 1859$ One year. 

George Dennie, 1860, 61, 62, 63, 64, and 65 . . . Six years. 

Clement Willis, 1860 One year. 

G. E. Pierce, 1860$ One year. 

Jabez Frederick, 1861, 62, and 63$ ... Three years. 

George Hinman, 1862 and 63 Two years. 

John F. Pray, 1862 One year. 

J. C. J. Brown, 1862 One year. 

Jonas Fitch, 1864, 65, and 66 . ■ . . . • Three years. 

Otis Norcross, *1865 and 66 Two years. 

John H. Thorndike, 1864, 65, 66, and 67$ . . . Four years. 

Benjamin F. Stevens, 1866, 67, and 68 . . . . Three years. 

William S. Hills, 1867 One year. 

Charles R. Train, 1868 One year. 

Joseph M. Wightman, 1868, 69 .... . Two years. 

Benjamin James, *1858, 68, and 69 . . . . Three years. 

Francis A. Osborn, 1869 One year. 

Walter E. Hawes, 1870$ . ... . . . One year. 

John O. Poor, 1870 One year. 

Hollis R. Gray, 1870 One year. 

Nathaniel J. Bradlee, 1863, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 

and 71 Nine 3 rears - 



Keport of the Water Board. 



165 



George Lewis, 1868, 69, 70, and 71 
Sidney Squires, 1871 . . . 
Charles H. Hersey, 1872 
Charles H. Allen, 1869, 70, 71, and 72 
Alexander Wadsworth, *1864, 65, 06, 67, 
72 



, 69, and 



Charles R. McLean, 1867, 78, and 74 . 

Edward P. Wilbur, 1873 and 74 . 

John A. Haven, 1870, 71, 72, 73, and 74$ 

Thomas Gogin, 1873, 74, and 75* . 

Amos L. Noyes, 1871, 72, and 75 . 

William G. Thacher, 1*73, 74, and 75 . 

Charles J. Prescott, 1875 . 

Edward A. White, 1872, 73, 74, 75, and 76f 

Leonard R. Cutter, 1871, 72, 73, 74, 75, and 76f 

L. Miles Standish, 1860, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 74, 75, 

and 76f 

Charles E. Powers, "'1875, and 76f 
Solomon B. Stebbins, 1876f . 
Nahum M. Morrison, 1876-f . 
Augustus Parker, 1876f 



Four years. 
One year. 
One year. 
Four years. 

Seven years. 
Three years. 
Two years. 
Five years. 
Three years. 
Three years. 
Three years. 
One year. 
Five years. 
Six years. 

Ten years. 
Two years. 
One year. 
One year. 
One year. 



* Mr. John H. Wilkins resigned Nov. 15, 1855, and Charles Stoddard was elected to 
fill the vacancy. Mr. Henry B. Rogers resigned Oct. 22, 1865. Mr. Wilkins was re- 
elected Feb., 1856, and chosen President of the Board, which office he held until his 
resignation, June 5, 1860, when Mr. Ebenezer Johnson was elected President ; and 
July 2, Mr. L. Miles Standish was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resig- 
nation of Mr. Wilkins. Otis Norcross resigned Jan. 15, 1867, having been elected 
Mayor of the City. Benjamin James served one year, in 1858, and was reelected in 
1868. Alexander Wadsworth served six years, 1864-69, and was reelected in 1872. 
Thomas Gogin resigned May 31, 1875. Charles E. Powers was elected July 15, to fill 
the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Mr. Gogin. 

t Served until the organization of the Boston Water Board. 

t Deceased. 



166 City Document No. 101. 



Boston Water Board, Organized July 31, 1876. 

Timothy T. Sawyer, from July 31, 1876, to May 5, 1879. 
Leonard R. Cutter, from July 31, 1876, to present time. 
Albert Stanwood, from July 31, 1876, to present time. 
Francis Thompson, from May 5, 1879, to present time. 



Organization of the Board for year 1880-81. 

Chairman. 
Leonard R. Cutter. 

Clerk. 
Walter E. Swan. 

Superintendent of the Eastern Division of Cochituate Department. 
Ezekiel R. Jones. 

Superintendent of the Western Division of Cochituate Department. 
Desmond Fitzgerald. 

Superintendent of Mystic Department. 
Charles II . Bigelow. 

Water Registrar of the Cochituate Department. 
William F. Davis. 

Water Registrar of the Mystic Department. 
Joseph H. Caldwell. 

City Engineer. 
Henry M. Wightman. 



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