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SIXTEENTH ANU LAST ANNUAL REPORT 



WATER COMMISSIONER 



FOR THE 



YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1911 



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CITY OF BOSTON 

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TABLE OF CO?^ TENTS. 





Page 


Acting City Engineer, Report of . 


. . 69,70 


Blacksmith shop ■ 


. , . 64 


Concrete boxes . . 

Carpenter shop 

Civil organization of waterworks .... 

Contracts 

Construction, Cost of 

Consumption of water 


. . 67 

62-64 

73-76 

10-22 

5 

72 


Distribution Division, Report of Superintendent 


33-42 


Expenditures 

Electrical shop . . . . - 


2-4 
65,66 


Fountains 


39, 40, 56, 57 


General statistics 


72 


Hydrants 

Hydrants, blow-off and reservoir pipes 


37,38,47,48 
45 


Income Division, Report of General Superintendei 
Ice for drinking fountains 


It . . . 24-32 
3 


Length of main lines and connections . 


44 


Mains laid and relaid 

Machine shop • 

Maintenance 

Meters 


34-36 

58-62 

2,3,46 

.26-32,39,54,55 


Organization of Distribution Division . 


33,34 


Property and plant 

Plumbing shop . . . . . 
Pattern shop . . . . . 
Paint shop 


. . 41 

64,65 

67 

. . 66 


Reservoirs 

Receipts 


42 
1-4 


Service pipes . . • 

Standpipes 


. 38,49-54 
42 


Waste detection 

Water at annual rates 

Water debt 

Water loans outstanding 

W ater posts 

Water, sinking fund 


25 

23 

5,9 

5,6 

39, 55 

. . . 5,7,8 



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42 



IV 



City Document No. 40. 



Tables ; Page 

Abatements 24 

Average monthly heights of water at various stations, between 70 and 71 

Cost of Boston Waterworks between 4 and 5 

Fixtures in use January 1, 1911 23 

Fixtures, defective and waste . . . ... . 25 

Fire pipe service 26 

Meters — . 26-32 

Miscellaneous work 68 

Pipes, elevator, motor and service 24-26 

Rainfall . 71 

Waste inspection ... * 25 

Water rates 23 

Water, turning off and on 24 

Water, comparative table of receipts and expenditures . 4 



SIXTEENTH AND LAST ANNUAL REPORT 

OP THE 

WATER COMMISSIONER 

FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1911. 



Office of the Commissioner of Public Works, 

City Hall, Boston, May 1, 19 IL 

Hon. John F. Fitzgerald, 

Mayor of the City of Boston: 

Sir, — I respectfully submit herewith a report of the 
operations of the Water Department, under charge of 
William E. Hannan, Water Commissioner, for the year 
ending January 31, 1911, comprising a financial state- 
ment and list of contracts made and pending, together 
with reports from the Superintendent of the Income 
Division, the Superintendent of the Distribution Divi- 
sion and the Acting City Engineer. 

L. K. ROURKE, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



The receipts and disbursements of the department for 
the year were as follows: 

Total receipts from all sources $2,829,055 96 

Total expenditures for all purposes 2,817,072 27 

Excess receipts over expenditures . . . . . . $11,983 69 



City Document No. 40. 



Total Receipts of the Year by Sources. 

Sales of water 

Service, elevator, fire and motor pipes and repairs, labor, 
materials, etc 

Sale of old materials 

Fees for summonses 

Shutting off and letting on water on account of repairs 

Sale of merchandise 

Difference on cost of laying main pipe .... 

Shutting off and letting on water on account of nonpay- 
ment of bills 

Use of West Roxbury pumping plant 

Interest on deposits . 

Board of City Engineer's horse 

Rents 

Sale of grass . . . . 

Conscience money . . ' . 



5,764,887 76 



48,394 51 
6,224 7.3 
2,887 
2,073 
1,425 
899 



24 
00 
69 
00 



892 00 
786 53 
305 00 
156 00 
100 00 
17 50 
7 00 



12,829,055 96 



Expenditures. 



Current expenses and extensions 
Metropolitan water assessment 
Interest on funded debt 
Refunded water rates 



$860,676 10 

1,815,658 85 

138,460 17 

2,277 15 

^2,817,072 27 



Details of expenditures under the appropriation for 
current expenses, etc., for the fiscal year ending January 
31,1911. (From revenue.) 



Salaries and wages: 

William E. Hannan, commissioner 
Walter E. Swan, chief clerk .... 
Employees 

Water pipes and other castings 
Meters: 

New meters 

Repairs and extra parts .... 

Blasting and excavating pipe trenches and laying 

ing water pipes 

Repairs and alterations of buildings, repairs of 

structures • 

Tools and machinery and repairs of same, iron, 

ware and small supplies .... 

Stable : 

Board, feed, etc 

Horseshoeing 

Vehicles and repairs 

Horses, purchase of 

Harnesses and repairs, etc 

Veterinary services, etc. . . . . 



Carried forward 



$5,000 00 

3,000 00 

483,378 65 



$64,329 00 
3,112 78 

; and relay- 
streets and 
steel, hard- 



$10,399 

2^577 

2,513 

2,350 

946 

880 



97 
25 
41 
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53 
61 



$491,378 65 
113,831 24 



67,441 78 
35,685 15 
25,561 15 
17,621 90 



19,667 77 
$771,187 64 



Water Department. 



Brought forward 






$771,187 64 


Lead and lead pipe . . . . 






16,881 14 


Lumber 






8,435 50 


Automobiles and emergency cars: 








Repairs, supplies and care . 






5,899 22 


Printing 






4,442 46 


Teaming, freights and expressage . 






3,393 27 


Traveling expenses and transportation o 


• employees 




3,379 00 


Salt 






2,477 80 


Fuel 






2,344 26 


Telephones 






2,099 86 


Gravel and crushed stone . 






2,097 67 


Professional and expert services 






2,076 50 


Stationery, etc 






1,956 69 


Cement, lime and sand 






1,058 31 


Rents 






921 00 


Sanitary fixtures to drinking fountains 






700 00 


Electric lighting 






628 30 


Oils 






611 17 


Drinking fountains . . . . 






436 30 


Brick 






421 01 


Taxes 






356 25 


Postage 






309 05 


Furniture and furnishings . 






286 79 








223 80 


Gas 






160 48 


Salt hay 






50 40 


Ice . . . . . . . 






50 05 


Advertising 






39 90 


Recording releases .... 






32 00 


Premium on surety bonds 






25 00 


Permits for opening streets 






10 50 


Inspection of boiler 




5 00 


Refreshments for men on "break," January 3, 1910 




4 95 


Destroying moth pests 




4 40 




$833,005 67 


Damages 27,670 43 








$860,676 10 



There was also expended by the Water Department, 
under an appropriation of $5,000 from the Reserve 
Fund, for ice for drinking fountains (order of City 
Council, approved May 10, 1910) : 



Ice 

Advertising . 



1,642 51 
3 60 

;,646 11 



City Document No. 40. 



Comparative Table of Receipts and Expenditures. 

Receipts. 





1906-07. 


1907-08. 


1908-09. 


1909-10. 


• 
1910-11. 


Sales of water 


$2,471,726 19 
80,118 91 


$2,558,614 34 
67,975 43 


$2,626,564 59 
52,509 31 


$2,609,102 39 
69,969 60 


$2,764,887 76 


Other receipts 


64,168 20 






Loan, extension of mains 


$2,551,845 10 
300,000 00 
120,000 00 


$2,626,589 77 


$2,679,073 90 


$2,679,071 99 

159,000 00 
59,563 49 


$2,829,055 96 


Credited from taxes 




Transfers by City Auditor 


35,878 85 


16,687 10 












$2,971,845 10 


$2,662,468 62 


$2,695,761 00 


$2,897,635 48 


$2,829,055 96 




■ *$17,540 97 
19,460 67 


*$16,365 90 
t54,739 39 












Balance end of year 


$27,001 64 
■ *$16,365 90 
■ t54,739 39 


$71,105 29 


$11,983 69 














$71,105 29 




$$11,983 69 













Expenditures. 





1906-07. 


1907-08. 


1908-09. 


1909-10. 


1910-lli 


Current expenses 


$544,769 64 

1,822,556 33 

257,764 85 

1,475 66 

301,175 07 


$646,191 07 

1,726,588 68 

178,217 66 

1,210 60 

16,365 90 
165,000 00 


§$729,677 14 

1,789,315 84 

175,010 17 

1,757 85 


§$871,367 43 

1,862,823 42 

161,963 39 

1,481 24 


§$860,676 10 


Metropolitan water assessment 

Interest 


l;815,658 85 
138,460 17 


Refunded water rates 


2,277 15 


Extension of mains: 

From loans 




From appropriation from revenue. 












$2,927,741 45 


$2,733,573 91 


$2,695,761 00 


$2,897,635 48 


$2,817,072 27 



* Loan. t Taxes. % Revenue. 

§ Amount expended for current expenses and extensions, there being one appropriation only. 



COST OF BOSTON WATERWORKS. 



Cochituate supply 

Sudbury supply 

Mystic supply 

Distribution system . •. . . 

Total cost, January 1, 1898 . 
Cost of portion taken by the state 

Cost of portion remaining 



Cost of portion taken by the state 
Total payments by state 



.?1, 71 5,950 73 
9,267,367 04 
1.806,316 72 

15,196,885 49 



127,986,519 98 
14,717,009 30 



$13,269,510 68 



$14,717,009 30 
13,685,766 84 



Excess of cost over amount paid $1,031,242 46 



Cost in detail of portion of original works, exclusive 
of state taking : 



Brookline Reservoir 
Beacon Hill Reservoir . 
South Boston Reservoir 
Jamaica Pond Aqueduct 
East Boston Reservoir 
Parker Hill Reservoir 
Fisher Hill Reservoir 
Roxbury high service 
Brighton high service ' 
East Boston high service 
West Roxbury high service 
Pipe yards and buildings 
Engineering expenses 
Distribution 



Cochituate works . 
Mystic works (distribution) 

Cost, January 31, 1898 . 

Carried forward 



$200,077 21 

363.533 21 

90;908 10 

88,417 20 

66,103 09 

205,793 81 

191,135 35 

103,829 53 

7,745 00 

30,208 12 

22,346 56 

94,832 16 

57,873 58 

10,871,844 18 



12,394,647 10 
874,863 58 



$13,269,510 68 



$13,269,510 68 



Brought forward 

Additions to cost on account of extension 
of mains, etc. (eleven years to January 31, 
1909), viz.: 



$13,269,510 68 



r ending January 31, 1899 


$411,910 26 


" ' 


31, 1900 . 


446,120 35 


" ' 


31, 1901 . 


364,604 06 


" ' 


31, 1902 . 


259,228 99 


" ' 


31, 1903 . 


125,705 99 


" ' 


31, 1904 . 


117,501 25 


" ' 


31, 1905 . 


221,595 49 


" ' 


31, 1906 . 


313,465 41 


" ' 


31, 1907 . 


293,734 68 


" ' 


31, 1908 . 


220,239 57 


" ' 


31, 1909 . 


182,602 70 



2,956,708 75 
$16,226,219 43 

Cost represented on waterworks ledger January 31, 1909, $17,257,461 89 
Cost represented by above statement on same date . 16,226,219 43 

Excess of cost represented over amount paid by state, $1,031,242 46 

The following is a statement of the cost of the exist- 
ing works on January 31, 1911: 

East Boston Reservoir . 

Parker Hill Reservoir 

Fisher Hill Reservoir 

East Boston high service 

West Roxbury high service 

Pipe yards and buildings 

Engineering expenses 

Distribution (additions during the year, $184,120.69) 



Total 



$66,103 09 

205,793 81 

191,135 35 

24,173 26 

22,346 56 

94,832 16 

57,873 58 

15,115,806 48 

$15,778,084 29 



Water Department. 



COST OF CONSTRUCTION AND CONDITION OF 
THE WATER DEBT. 

Cost of construction of waterworks to February 1, 1910 . $15,593,943 60 
Cost of construction of waterworks to February 1, 1911 . 15,778,064 29 



Increase during the year 



$184,120 69 



The outstanding water loans February 1, 1910, were . $3,696,500 00 

The outstanding water loans February 1, 1911, were . 3,328,500 00 

Decrease during the year $368,000 00 

The Water Sinking Fund February 1, 1910, was . . $3,205,159 65 

The Water Sinking Fund February 1, 1911, was . . 2,941,734 55 

Decrease during the year $263,425 10 

Net water debt February 1, 1910 ... . . . $491,340 35 

Net water debt February 1, 1911 386,765 45 

Decrease during the year $104.574 90 

Stock on hand February 1, 1910 ...... $137,876 08 

Stock on hand February 1, 1911 144,968 08 

Increase during the year . . . . . . . $7,092 00 



The outstanding water loans on February 1, 1911, 
were as follows : 



Date of 














Loans. Maturity. 


Amount. 


4 per cent loan, due April, 


1912 . . . . . $274,000 00 


4 " " " October, 


1913 










50,000 00 


4 " « " January, 


1914 










359,000 00 


4 " " " April, 


1914 










9,500 00 


4 " " " October, 


1914 










10,000 00 


4 " " " April, 


1915 










32,700 00 


4 " " " October, 


1915 










17,000 00 


4 " " " January, 


1916 










8,000 00 


,4 " " " April, 


1916 










18,500 00 


4 " " " October, 


1916 










11,300 00 


4 " " " January, 


1917 










8,000 00 


3| "' " " April, 


1917 










275,000 00 


4 " " " April, 


1917 










6,000 00 


4 " " " October, 


1917 










122,700 00 


4 " " " January, 


1918 










13,000 00 


4 " " " April, 


1918 










300 00 


31 " " " July, 


1918 










100,000 00 


Carried forward . 




$1,315,000 00 



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City Document No. 40. 





Loans. 






Date of 
Maturity. 




Brought forward . 
4 per cent loan, due October, 


1918 




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Amount. 

,315,000 00 
95,000 00 

200,000 00 
2,000 00 

147,000 00 

102,000 00 
70,000 00 

162,500 00 
50,000 00 

140,500 00 
40,000 00 
75,000 00 

188,000 00 
18,275 00 

436,225 00 

287,000 00 

J,328,500 00 



$836,000 00 
2,492,500 00 



Total 



5,328,500 00 



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Cochituate Water Debt, Gross and Net. 
At the Close of each Fiscal Year. 



Fiscal Year. 



Gross Debt. Sinking Funds. Net Debt 



1847-48... 
1848-49... 
1849-50... 
1850-51... 
1851-52... 
1852-53... 
1853-54... 
1854-55... 
1855-56... 
1856-57... 
1857-58... 
1858-59... 
1859-60... 
1860-61... 
1861-62... 
1862-63... 
1863-64... 
1864-65... 
1865-66... 
1866-67... 
1867-68... 
1868-69... 
1869-70... 
1870-71... 
1871-72... 
1872-73... 
1873-74... 
1874-75... 
1875-76... 
1876-77... 
1877-78... 
1878-79... 
1879-80... 
1880-81... 
1881-82... 
1882-83... 
1883-84... 
1884-85... 
1885-86... 
1886-87... 
1887-88... 
1888-89... 
1889-90... 
1890-91... 
1891-92... 
1892-93... 
1893-94... 
1894-95... 
1895-96... 
1896-97... 
1897-98... 
1898-99... 
1899-1900 
1900-1901 
1901-1902 
1902-1903 
1903-1904 
1904-1905 
1905-1906 
1906-1907 
1907-1908 
1908-1909 
1909-1910 
1910-1911 



i$2,129, 

3,787, 

4,463, 

4,955, 

5,209, 

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23 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
INCOME DIVISION FOR THE YEAR ENDING 
JANUARY 31, 1911. 



TABLE I. 

Statement of Water Rates, January 31, 1911. 



Account of 
Year. 



Amount 
Assessed* 



Amount 
Abated. 



Amount 
Collected. 



Balance 
Outstanding. 



1895. 
1896. 
1897. 
1898. 
1899. 
1900. 
1901. 
1902. 
1903. 
1904. 
1905. 
1906. 
1907. 
1908. 
1909. 
1910. 
1911$ 



$2,266, 
2,568, 
2,630, 
2,342, 
2,414 
2,197, 
2,264 
2,327 
2,386 
2,391 
2,446 
2,524 
2,619 
2,645 
2,694 
2,844 
1,087 



519 08 
246 04 
413 37 
804 58 
731 72 
026 64 
845 26 
996 91 
428 02 
751 16 
,978 39 
,105 25 
,031 00 
,962 55 
,324 67 
,122 10 
,204 83 



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53 
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1258, 
46 
46 
43 
58 
38 
36 
37 
34 
36 
47 
92 
1 



510 


53 


162 


39 


864 


09 


414 


43 


449 


66 


873 


45 


713 


28 


706 


89 


050 


51 


290 


92 


093 


08 


599 


28 


959 


33 


549 


98 


508 


55 


161 


50 


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93 



B2,211, 
2,473, 
2,576, 
2,107, 
2,156, 
2,150, 
2,218, 
2,284. 
2,328. 
2,352, 
2,410, 
2,486, 
2,584, 
2,608 
2,644, 
2,710: 
125 



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55 


083 


65 


549 


28 


390 


15 


282 


06 


153 


19 


131 


98 


290 


02 


347 


51 


679 


94 


871 


31 


505 


97 


071 


67 


951 


23 


838 


63 


,318 


56 


233 


84 



$30 00 

780 30 

14 00 



461 34 

1,977 49 

41,642 04 

960,191 06 



The above amounts for the years 1895, 1896 and 1897 include both Mystic supply and 
Cochituate accounts. The contracts to supply Chelsea, Somerville and Everett with 
Mystic water were abrogated by the Metropolitan Water Act of January 1, 1898. 

* This amount includes certain city department accounts, abated by order of the Mayor. 

t These amounts include abatements of city department accounts, under order of the 
City Council, approved by the Mayor on March 5, 1900, said order abolishing all charges 
for water used by city departments. 

X The statement of water rates for the year 1911 represents annual accounts only, as 
the quarterly meter accounts can only be estimated at this time. 



TABLE II. 

Kind and Number of Fixtures in Use January 1, 1911. 



Number. 



Bathtubs 

Bowls 

Foot tubs 

Sinks 

Taps (other than sinks, bowls, etc.) 

Urinal, automatic 

Urinals, otherwise 

Washtubs 

"Water-closets 

Total . 



101,370 

139,997 

271 

205,361 

37,813 

5,710 

639 

166,308 

202,084 



859,553 



24 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE III. 

Number and Amount of Abatements Allowed During Year. 



On Account op Assessments for Year. 


Number, 


Amount. 


1908 


2 
1,917 
2,667 


.$1,279 82 
17,349 25 
47,437 84 


1909 


1910 







Totals. 



4,586 $66,066 91 



TABLE IV. 

Applications for New Pipes. 



Elevators. . . . 
Fire pipes. . . 

Motors 

Service pipes. 



13 

38 

3 

1,436 



Total. 



1,490 



TABLE V. 

Turning Water Off and On. 



For complaints 

For repairs of service 

For nonpayment of water bills . 

For waste 

Turned on first time 

Vacancies 



756 

4,365 

1,391 

15 

1,409 
2,298 



Total. 



10,234 



TABLE VI. 

Receipts from Turning Water Off and On. 



Received for turning off and on for repairs, and deposited with the City Col- 
lector , 



$2,132 



Water Department. 



25 



TABLE VII. 

WASTE DETECTION. 

, Water Inspection. 

Waste reports 

First examination and found repaired 

Second examination and found repaired 

Third examination and found repaired 

Fine notices issued 

TABLE VIII. 

, Defective Fixtures and Waste. 

Tank fixtures leaking . . . 

Faucets leaking 

Bursts inside 

Bursts outside 

Hopper cocks leaking 

Water-closets leaking 

Willful waste 

TABLE IX. 

Elevator Service for the Year Ending December 31, 1910. 

Under supervision December 31, 1909 

Discontinued during the year 

Changed to electric 

New elevators accepted during the year 

Under supervision December 31, 1910 

Changed to tank and metered water and now under supervision 

Registering inaccurately and repaired by owners 

Clock cord broken and repaired by owners 

Clock hands broken and repaired by owners 

TABLE X. 

Motor Service for the Year Ending December 31, 1910. 

Under supervision December 31, 1909 

Discontinued during the year 

New motors accepted during the year 

Under supervision December 31, 1910 

Motors on meter 



8,096 

4,498 

2,139 

802 

226 



7,74'4 

3,850 

216 

24 

31 

15 

9 



583 

15 

3 

14 

579 
56 
22 
19 
11 



117 
2 
1 

116 
14 



26 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XI. 

Fire Pipe Service for the Year Ending December 31, 1910 

'Premises under supervision December 31, 1909 

Supervision discontinued during the year 

Premises equipped during the year 

Premises under supervision December 31, 1910 

Premises inspected 

Number of inspections of outlet valves 

Number of hydrant inspections 

Number of valves sealed and resealed 

Number of hydrant valves sealed and resealed 

Meter by-passes under supervision December 31, 1909 

Discontinued 

By-passes, additional 

Meter by-passes under supervision December 31, 1910 

Inspections made of by-passes 

By-passes sealed or resealed 



560 

9 

14 

565 

3,925 

47,314 

2,468 

4,906 

192 

36 

2 

1 

35 

201 

11 



TABLE XI L 

METERS. 

General Statement of Work Performed During Year Ending January 31, 1911. 



Meters. 



Boxes. 



Applied 

Discontinued 

Changed 

Changed location . . . 

Tested 

Repaired at shop. . . 
Repaired at factory. 
Repaired in service . 

Examined 

Lost 

Hayed 

Condemned 

Purchased 

In service . . . 

At department shop 



6,733 

309 

2,037 

175 

10,547 

1,370 

91 

708 

7,590 

38 

1,700 

378 

6,610 

18,467 

2,106 



521 



500 



Water Department. 



27 



TABLE XIH. 

Statement of Meters for the Year Ending January 31, 1911 

Meters the property of the department on January 31, 1910 

Purchased during the year 

Condemned during the j^ear 

Lost (in service) 

Meters the property of the department on January 31, 1911 

Distribution of Meters January 31, 1911. 

In service 

In shop 



14,379 

6,610 

378 

38 

20,573 

18,467 
2,106 



TABLE XIV. 

Meters Owned by Department, January 31, 1911, 







Diameter in 


Inches. 






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8 


6 


4 


3 


2 


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1 


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16 


64 
10 
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102 
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52 


189 
77 

154 

1 

13 


215 

69 

174 

4 

213 


418 

273 

278 

11 

457 


555 

94 

377 

118 

1,980 

11 

124 

245 

2 


1,190 

3 

20 

9,558 

328 

406 

6 


2,749 


Worthington 






548 


Hersey 






13 


1,090 


Metropolitan 






134 


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12,230 


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7 


5 

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85 

44 


194 
189 
164 


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201 


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9 


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312 


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1,557 


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48 


109 


200 


506 


753 


1,681 


4,144 


13,128 


20,573 



28 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XV. 

Meters at Department Shop, January 31, 1911. 





Diameter tn Inches. 


Totals. 




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6 


4 


3 


2 


li 


1 


f 


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7 


17 


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4 


7 


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6 


13 
5 


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34 


847 


1,705 


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1 
2 


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2 


4 


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2 


5 


Metropolitan 




1 






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20 

9 

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23 
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9 


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17 


57 


35 


38 


990 


937 


2,106 



Water Department. 



29 



TABLE XVI. 

Meters in Service January 31, 1911. 







Diameter in 


Inches. 






Totals. 




12 


8 


6 


4 


3 2 


n 


1 


i 


i 




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11 


52 

9 

20 


95 
22 
50 


172 

75 

150 


207 
66 

168 

4 

198 


410 

264 

273 

11 

444 


507 

89 

343 

110 

1,150 

10 

120 

224 

2 


1,145 

3 

20 

8,711 

318 

401 

6 


2,599 


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539 


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6 


4 

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3 


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76 

38 


194 
186 
163 


11 


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197 


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15 


2 


294 


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1,514 


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1 


38 


89 


183 


449 


718 


1,643 


3,154 


12,191 


18,467 



30 



City Document No. 40. 



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Meters Purchased. 





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Totals 




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8 


6 


4 


3 


2 


li 


1 


f 


f 




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126 


220 


600 


5,500 


6,453 


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14 


18 


22 


81 


136 


230 


600 


5,505 


6,610 



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Totals. 




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3 


2 


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4 


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18 
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55 

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40 

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19 


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31 

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109 


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19 


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41 


153 


145 


378 







Water Department. 



31 



TABLE XIX. 

Meters Repaired in Service. 



Cause of Repairs. 



Number. 



Clock broken. . . 
Cover broken. . . 
Spindle leaking. . 
Coupling leaking 
Stopcock leaking 
Leak at joint. . . , 
Relocated 

Total 



58 
121 
130 
236 
26 
16 
121 



708 



TABLE XX. 

Meters Repaired at Factory. 









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IN Inches. 






Tntnl'? 




6 


4 


3 


2 


H 


1 


f 


f 




Crown 


2 
1 


1 


3 


1 

3 


3 
2 


10 
10 


6 
6 


37 
6 


63 


Hersey 


28 










Totals 


3 


1 


3 


4 


5 


20 


12 


43 


91 



TABLE XXL 

Meters Changed. 



Cause, 



Number. 



Test 

Not registering . . . 

No force 

Stoppage 

Enlarged 

Leak at spindle . . 
Leak at coupling. 
Leak at stopcock 

Set backward 

Relocated 

Defaced 

Frost 

Reduced 

Total 



694 

798 

93 

15 

33 

65 

40 

2 

29 

54 

130 

S3 

1 



2,037 



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TABLE XXII. 

Meters Discontinued During Year. 



Sizes. 



Number, 



f-inch. . . . 

f-inch 

1-inch .... 
IJ-inch. . . 

2-inch 

3-inch .... 
4-inch . . . . 
6-inch .... 

Total 



163 
60 
35 
19 
13 
6 
12 
.1 



309 



TABLE XXIII. 

Meters Applied During Year. 





Sizes. 


Number. 


f-inch 


5,857 


f-inch 


403 


1-inch 


236 


1 J-inch 


110 


2-inch 


73 


3-inch 


25 


4-inch 


18 


6-inch 


9 


8-inch 


1 


12-inch 


1 






Total 


6,733 







J. H. Caldwell, 

General Superintendent Income Division. 



Water Department. 33 



REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE 
DISTRIBUTION DIVISION FOR THE YEAR 
ENDING JANUARY 31, 1911. 



Organization. 

From February 1, 1910, to July 28, 1910, the division 
was in charge of Superintendent George H. Finneran. 
Upon the latter date William J. Welch assumed charge. 

Superintendent. — William J. Welch. 
Chief Clerk. — George H. Finneran. 
10 clerks. 

1 switch board operator. 

2 messengers. 
2 janitors. 

Machine Shop. — Foreman, Edward J. Bachelder. 
22 machinists, helpers, etc. 

4 blacksmiths and helpers. 

1 accountant. 

1 engineman. 

1 fireman. 

1 patternmaker. 

1 patternmaker's helper. 
Carpenter Shop. — Foreman, Richard F. Neagle. 

7 carpenters. 

1 laborer. 

Plumbing Shop. — Foreman, B. F. Rogers. 
14 plumbers, electricians and helpers. 

2 laborers (trough cleaners). 

Main Yard (Albany Street). — Foreman, John J. Maguire. 
32 yardmen. 

21 teamsters, drivers and chauffeurs. 
13 stablemen. 

4 painters. 

7 concrete boxmakers and helpers. 

1 harnessmaker. 

1 roofer. 

4 men in yard storehouse. 
4 general utility men. 

2 watchmen. 

Storeroom. — Storekeeper, John W. Sullivan. 

2 assistants. 
Gate Inspection. — Foreman, Samuel J. Hallett. 

7 men. 
General Inspection. 

7 inspectors. 
Main Pipe Gangs. 

Foreman Doherty and 17 men. 
Foreman Durand and 18 men. 
Central District (Repairers, off and on, and service pipe men) . — Foreman, 
William T. Lenehan. 
2 subforemen. 
•62 men. 
13 emergency men. 



34 City Document No. 40. 

Brighton District. — Foreman, Thomas Neville. 

17 men in Brighton yard. 
4 men at Fisher Hill Reservoir. 
Charlestown District. — Foreman, Patrick Kelly. • 

20 men. 
Dorchester District. — Foreman, Timothy Casey. 

22 men. 
East Boston District. — Foreman, Dennis Regan. 

19 men. 
West Roxhury District. — Foreman, Thomas C. McDonald. 

22 men. 
Parker Hill Reservoir. 

3 men. 
Unattached. 

1 man. 

During the months of December, January and Feb- 
ruary a special force of hydrant inspectors is drafted 
from the various gangs of the division to maintain the 
hydrants in the central district in a condition for imme- 
diate use. Transfers of men from one class of work to 
another are made as required, but in the main the dis- 
tribution of employees is as above outlined. 

There are now 411 men in the Distribution Division. 
One year ago the total number was 435. 

The average number of men at work daily during the 
year was 388. The average number of men absent 
daily during the year was 34. The lowest number of 
men in the force during the year was 409. The highest 
number was 436. 

The number of men 10 years or longer in service is 
353; 15 years or longer, 155; 20 years or longer, 115; 
25 years or longer, 39; 30 years or longer, 16. The 
maximum length of service, 44 years. 

One hundred and fifty-eight men entered the depart- 
ment at the age of 40 years and older; 101 at the age 
of 45 years and older; 54 at the age of 50 years and 
older; 21 at the age of 55 years and older; and 11 at the 
age of 60 years and older. 

Main Pipe. 

During the year 68,128 linear feet of mains were laid, 
relaid and relocated, and 33,246 linear feet were aban- 
doned. Gate valves, air valves and blow-offs were 
established and abandoned, as stated in Table No. I. 
appended to the text. The total mileage of mains now 
owned and operated by the department is 767.35 miles, 
consisting almost entirely of cast-iron pipe, there being 
but 4,985 feet of 30-inch, and 6,180 feet of 20-inch 
wrought-iron cement-lined pipe in the system. 



Watee Department. 35 

Of the total amount laid, 188 feet of 2-inch, 226 feet 
of 4-inch, 528 feet of 6-inch, 14,116 feet of 8-inch, 4,758 
feet of 10-inch, 7,871 feet of 12-inch, and 844 feet of 
16-inch, were laid to supply new buildings in streets 
where water mains had not been laid, and for high 
service to buildings in the business section. 

In replacing old and inadequate mains there were 
laid 697 feet of 6-inch, 2,002 feet of 8-inch, 5,369 feet of 
10-inch, 14,980 feet of 12-inch, 663 feet of 16-inch, and 
985 feet of 36-inch. 

On account of construction work of different kinds it 
was necessary to relocate the following lengths of main 
pipe : Seven feet of 4-inch, 200 feet of 6-inch, 632 feet of 
8-inch, 2,063 feet of 10-inch, 2,596 feet of 12-inch, 251 
feet of 16-inch, 193 feet of 24-inch, and 48 feet of 30-inch. 

To improve the supply in East Boston, 171 feet of 
16-inch, 1,153 feet of 24-inch, 3,330 feet of 30-inch, and 
13 feet of 36-inch were laid in Chelsea street connecting 
with the large main laid in the tunnel recently built by 
the Metropolitan Water and Sewer Board from Chelsea 
to East Boston. 

To improve the high service supply in Roxbury, 1,124 
feet of 16-inch main was laid in Dudley street, from 
Warren street to Mt. Pleasant avenue, connecting with 
the dead ends of the high service between those two 
points and greatly improving the circulation. 

For sometime past the water supply at Deer Island 
has been inadequate for the increased demands on the 
island. This condition being due in a great measure to 
the loss of head caused by the long line of pipe from 
East Boston through Winthrop and Point Shirley to 
the island. During the year this line which was 8 inches 
in diameter was replaced by a 12-inch line from a point 
in Shirley street opposite the Winthrop Yacht Club to 
Shirely gut — about 4,843 feeit in all. 

The 16-inch line laid in Granite street. South Boston, 
the previous year was extended through Granite and 
Second streets, to Dorchester avenue, thus completing 
a very efficient connecting line between the 20-inch 
Dover street. South Boston supply and the 30-inch 
line entering South Boston by way of Congress street 
pipe tunnel. 

About 1,000 feet of 36-inch pipe was laid in Tremont 
street, between Rutland and Canton streets, repla(3ing 
that amount of old 30-inch pipe which was in bad con- 
dition, it having been in the ground since 1847. 



36 City Document No. 40. 

The old and small sized lines in Davis, Troy, Union 
Park, Chambers, Brighton, Sumner, Webster and Heath 
streets, Howard avenue, Bremen, Burroughs, Cherry, 
Decatur, Moon, Sun Court, Fay and Wesley streets 
were all replaced by mains of larger diameter. 

Considerable work was done in Hyde Park avenue, 
raising, moving and laying new mains, to conform to 
the new lines and grades created by the work of 
widening the street. 

In the Dorchester district the elimination of grade 
crossings at Freeport street, Harrison square, Adams 
street, Dorchester avenue and Taylor street, caused 
much work upon the part of the Water Department in 
lowering and otherwise relocating its mains to suit the 
new condition. 

One hundred seventy feet of 8-inch, 1,406 feet of 6-inch 
and 962 feet of 2-inch mains laid by the Boston Water 
Department in Squantum were turned over to the city 
of Quincy upon terms arranged and agreed upon by the 
cities of Boston and Quincy. 

The easterly 30-inch main in Tremont street, between 
Holhs and La Grange streets, was stripped and examined 
and all unyielding material, such as concrete, brick piers 
and timbers, removed from its bed. It was raised where 
necessary and earth tamped solidly under it, giving it 
a natural bed of uniform resistance. This work was 
made imperative by the condition disclosed by the 
break in this main January 3, 1910, in Tremont street, 
opposite Seaver place. 

Upon February 4, 1910, the gates were opened and 
the water allowed to pass from the city proper to South 
Boston, by way of ,the new 30-24-inch line laid through 
Congress street and the pipe tunnel under Fort Point 
channel at Congress Street Bridge. This is a very 
important addition to the South Boston supply. 

One hundred and twenty-two petitions for main pipe 
to be laid in various streets were investigated and the 
required lengths measured; of these, 96 petitions were 
granted and the required pipe laid. 

Of the leaks during the year the most serious was 
that which occurred June 24, 1910, in Broad street, at 
Milk street. The 10-inch Broad street main broke upon 
a rigid bearing left in the ground during some previous 
operations. The spot was greatly congested with con- 
duits over the main, old sheathing and timbers under 
it, the conditions being favorable for just such a break 
as occurred. 



Water Department. 



37 



In the latter part of May the 12-inch main passing 
under water from Moon to Long Island pulled apart 
just outside of the sea wall at Moon Island. From the 
fact that ^'tidework'' was necessary, it was a slow and 
tedious matter to make repairs; the islands being sup- 
plied through the old 6-inch line while the work v/as in 
progress. 

The usual work of gate inspection was carried on 
throughout the season with good results. Many gates 
were located that were not on the plans and others that 
were on the plans were located in the streets. All gates 
inspected were thoroughly tested and history cards 
made out. 

For other repairs and maintenance items see Table 
No. III. in the appendix. 

Hydrants. 

During the year 257 public hydrants were established, 
and 175t public and 5 private hydrants were abandoned, 
making a total number of 8,106 public and 302 private 
and suburban hydrants connected with the system 
January 31, 1911. This work comprised not only the 
establishment of additional new hydrants, but also 
the changing of the style and location of old hydrants. 

Following is a statement of the cost of establishing 
and abandoning hydrants during the year: 



Number. 


Cost of 
Material. 


Cost of 

Labor, 

Teaming, 

etc. 


Total 
Cost. 


88 additional hydrants established 

180 changed in style and location 


$6,064 27 
8,273 98 


$963 36 

2,887 28 


$7,027 63 
11,161 26 






Total (268) 


$14,338 25 


$3,850 64 


$18,188 89 







Note. — The changes include 11 hydrants abandoned which were not replaced. 
Also 50 additional hydrants were established and 82 changes were made in conjunction 
with contract work, and the cost of labor is so much involved with the main pipe work 
that it cannot be separated and is not included in the above figures. 

The usual attention was given the hydrants during 
the year. New ones were set where needed and old 
ones were changed in style and location. They were 
painted and repaired and during cold weather inspected 
and tested so that there might be no delay on account 
of frost in the event of a fire. The Fire Department was 
furnished with 3,312 sacks of salt to place upon the 
hydrant covers during the season of snow and ice. 



38 City Document No. 40. 

Decayed wooden boxes were replaced by concrete 
boxes. On account of greater limitations in the matter 
of outsiders using hydrants there were fewer cases of 
defective hydrants from that cause. Tables IV., V. 
and VI. in the appendix will show the number and 
style of hydrants established and abandoned, their 
locations by districts, and the total number in service; 
also the repairs and items of general maintenance per- 
formed during the year with costs, causes, etc. 

Service Pipes. 

Fourteen hundred and seventy-two service pipes of 
diameter varying from f of an inch to 12 inches were 
laid during the year, and 367 were abandoned. The 
net increase for the year was 1,105. The total number 
of service pipes in the system is 97,156. In addition, 
there were connected with new houses 51 f-inch 
pipes that were formerly laid to vacant lots. These 
have been already counted as services laid and as 
there was nothing done except to extend from the side- 
walk cock to the property line they are treated apart 
from the regular work of " laying service pipes. The 
term '^ service pipe" includes not only those pipes sup- 
plying water to premises for strictly domestic purposes, 
but also fire, motor and elevator pipes. Tables VII., 
VIII., IX., X. and XL, appended, give details as to 
number, size, length in feet, etc., also costs of laying and 
changing service pipes. All |-inch pipes are made of 
lead. Those ranging from f-inch to 2-inch, inclusive, 
are of lead and lead-lined iron. Pipes of 3 inches and 
upward are of cast iron. 

The usual work of maintaining the services was 
continued throughout the year, involving a considerable 
part of the force, with consequent large total cost. The 
increasing number of premises being metered is a cause 
of much additional shutting off and letting on for non- 
paymient. Under the yearly rates this matter came up 
but once a year, but under meter rates the bills are 
rendered quarterly, and the work of compelling pay- 
ment of bills necessarily occurs four times a year. 
A strong effort should be made to equip every service 
pipe with a shut-off if one is not already installed, and 
to replace all old ^'church" cocks with the present type 
of cock. The absence of easily accessible shut-offs in 
the streets causes much extra expense and delay. Table 



Water Department. 39 

XII. in the appendix will show the variety, extent and 
cost of the work necessary to the maintenance of the 
service pipe system during the year. 

Meters. 

Although the installation and maintenance of meters 
are attended to by the Income Division, an arrange- 
ment exists by which the Distribution Division installs 
all outside meters and maintains all meter boxes. 
During the year 453 outside and 8 inside meters were 
installed at a total cost, exclusive of the meter itself, of 
19,977.26. Tables XIII. and XIV. in the appendix 
will show the details of this work and also the repairs, 
causes and costs. 

Water Posts. 

During the year three water posts for street sprink- 
ling carts were estabUshed and seven abandoned, leav- 
ing a total number of 512 connected with the system 
January 31, 1911. The total cost of the work was 
$102.57. Formerly these posts were entirely in our 
charge, but since 1906 we have merely executed orders 
to do work as issued by the Street Cleaning and Water- 
ing Division of the Street Department. Table XV. 
in the appendix gives a statement of repairs performed 
by this department on water posts during the year, 
the number of jobs, the causes and the cost. 

Fountains. 

There were estabhshed during the year just past one 
trough for horses; four fountains of the ''bubble" 
type replacing old style fountains with drinking cups ; and 
three fountains of the ''bubble" type with cold water 
attachments, replacing cold water fountains with drinking 
cups. Thirty-one taps were estabUshed on street water- 
ing posts to provide for teamsters to serve in pails to their 
horses. These have been designated as Style I. They 
were installed at the suggestion of the Master Team- 
sters' Association and the Society for the Prevention 
of Cruelty to Animals. These organizations claimed 
that much disease, especially "glanders," was spread 
through the medium of the common drinking trough 
and the serving of water by pails was considered a more 
sanitary method. Several of the large circular bowls 



40 



City Document No. 40. 



located in squares and at street intersections have 
been equipped with a device which is supposed to remedy 
this matter to a large extent. The water flows into 
the bowl upon a horizontal plane at the same level as 
the surface of the water. This produces a rapid move- 
m.ent in the top water towards the waste outlet which is 
so situated in relation to the inlet as to involve a com- 
plete revolution of the flowing top water before it 
reaches the oiltlet. 

Upon October 1 the law passed by the Legislature 
abolishing the public drinking cup went into effect. This 
will necessitate the abolition of about all the present 
types of fountains and the substitution therefor of 
the ^'bubble" type. 

There were abandoned during the year one fountain 
for man and beast and three fountains for man only. 

The cost of establishing and abandoning fountains 
during the year was *as follows : 



Number. 


Material. 


Labor, etc. 


Total Cost. 


Nine established 


\ $224 67 


$400 27 




Twelve abandoned 


$624 94 






The cost of establishing taps on water posts, hydrants, 
etc., for watering horses was as follows: 


Number. 


Material. 


Labor, etc. 


Total Cost. 


31 


$83 42 . 


$188 22 


$271 64 



Tables XVI. and XVII. in the appendix will show 
detail of repairs and information pertaining to the 
fountain in general. 

Shop Work. 

The work done by the various shops is shown by the 
series of tables in the appendix. 

In the power plant there was used during the year 
529,800 pounds of coal as against 471,200 pounds in 
1909-10; 497,000 pounds in 1908-09, and 671,200 pounds 
in 1907-08. The percentage of ash and clinker was 
9.69 as against 9.61 in 1909-10; 10.16 in 1908-09, and 
13.5 in 1907-08. Coal on hand February 1, 1911, 
18,900 pounds. About twenty-five gallons each of engine 



Water Department. 41 

and cylinder oil were used during the year. The increased 
amount of coal used this year over last year was due 
to the extension of the steam-heating apparatus. The 
concrete drying and storage shed was equipped with 
steam heat. On account of the distance of the shed 
from the boiler and the large amount of radiation, 
considerable steam was necessary with a correspondingly 
greater amount of coal used. 

Property and Plant. 

Albany Street Yard. — The property at this yard is 
in generally good condition. Repairs have been made 
as necessary and conveniences added as required. More 
pavement should be laid in the driveways. The emer- 
gency automobile service installed last year has worked 
to good advantage. The old-fashioned toilet on the 
second floor of the main building has been replaced by 
one with modern plumbing, — a much needed improve- 
ment. Three old and disabled horses were humanely 
killed, and one horse, unsuitable for our use, sold in 
trade. Five new horses were purchased. We now own 
59, including an unbroken colt. They are all in good 
condition. The department also owns 4 automobiles, 
37 wagons of all kinds, 13 carriages, 23 sleighs and 
pungs, 3 road rollers and 13 portable tool houses. 
During the year such of these wagons and carriages 
that required repairs were overhauled and put in good 
condition.. Two old wagons that were beyond economical 
repairs were sold in trade, and three new ones purchased. 
Two old carriages were sold by auction. The harnesses 
were repaired and kept in good condition. A gasolene 
power pump was purchased during the year; the pulso- 
meter was overhauled and put in good condition, and 
the siphons equipped with wheel valves to more easily 
control the hydrant stream. We are thus better equipped 
to meet any emergency that may require the removal 
of water from cellars, trenches or pipes than at any 
time in the past. 

The following old material was sold during the year: 

1,004,653 pounds cast-iron junk. 

14,294 pounds composition and brass junk. 
5,202 pounds composition turnings. 
141 pounds old rubber boots. 
246 pounds old automobile tire cases. 
198 pounds old rubber valve packings. 
20 pounds old rubber diaphragms. 
5 pounds old automobile inner tubes. 



42 City Document No. 40. 

380 pounds lead dross. 
3 lots wrought-iron junk. 

1 pound old harness. 

2 old buggies. 

3 sets of old harness. 
1 old jigger. 

1 old express wagon. 
16 old oil barrels. 
1 old lead furnace. 
1 old lead pot. 
1 old portable steam boiler. 
1 old typewriting machine. 
1 pair old tool house wheels. 
3 old flat top desks. 
1 old screen. 
1 old table (large) . 
1 old table (small). 
1 old typewriting chair. 
1 old cabinet. 
3 crops of hay at various reservoirs. 

District Yards. — The yards and buildings in the 
Charlestown, East Boston and Dorchester districts 
are all in good condition, and well adapted for the uses 
of the department. The West Roxbury yard is lacking 
suitable buildings and is not centrally located. The 
Brighton yard is entirely unsuitable and some steps 
should be taken at once towards providing something 
like proper quarters in this rapidly growing district. 

Reservoirs. — The reservoirs and surrounding prop- 
erties at Fisher Hill, Boylston street, Parker Hill and 
East Boston are all in good condition. Fisher Hill 
Reservoir might without detriment be taken by the 
state. Brookline Reservoir could be given over to the 
town of Brookline, which has already paid for it. 
Parker Hill is of no use to the department and should be 
disposed of. 

Standpipes. — The Orient Heights and Mt. Bellevue 
standpipes are in fairly good condition. Mt. Bellevue 
is inadequate for the demands made on it and should 
be either enlarged or replaced by a more capacious 
structure. 

Data in tabular form will be found in the appendix. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William J. Welch, 

Superintendent. 



APPENDIX TO EEPOET OF DISTRIBUTION 

DIVISION. 



44 



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TABLE III. 

Maintenance of Main Pipe. 



Nature of Work. 



Number 
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Total Cost. 



Streets repaved (including contractor's work) 

Gate boxes renewed (almost all with concrete) 

Gates inspected, oiled and tested 

Leaks due to settlement and other causes, repaired. 
Leaking joints repaired 



30-inch main, Tremont street, between HoUis and La Grange 
streets, raised, reblocked and rebedded 



Gate boxes raised and lowered 

Gate boxes cleaned out 

Gate locations marked 

Siphon box repaired (Neponset Bridge) 

Gate covers salted in winter season 

Bridge boxes repaired 

Gates repacked 

Dead ends blown off 

Bridge boxes renewed 

Gates renewed 

Gate boxes repaired 

Brick gate chambers built, replacing wooden ones. 

Bridge boxes painted 

Gates repaired 

Frames and covers renewed 



Chained up and matched main pipe on account of Sewer Depart- 
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Connected blow-offs with sewer . 

Gate covers cleaned off 

Miscellaneous 



294 

282 

3,995 

40 

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1,972 

4,078 

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2,991 35 
2,472 89 

2,180 23 
1,455 64 
1,454 80 
934 99 
749 80 
668 92 
631 66 
550 91 
410 14 
402 19 
324 29 
296 69 
270 09 
254 56 
227 92 
211 89 

89 53 

79 88 

74 50 

361 76 



Totals. 



$34,313 24 



Water Department. 



47 



TABLE IV. 

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257 


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Long Island (private) 

Thompson's Island (private) , 
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358 
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1,351 

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1,225 

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344 

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Total number of private and suburban 
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786 
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2,959 
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2,106 
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8,106 
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48 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE VI. 

Hydrant Repairs Performed During the Year. 



Natuee of Work. 



Inspected, oiled and tested on account of cold weather. 

Boxes renewed 

Delivered 3,312 sacks of salt to Fire Department. 

Barrels changed 

Hydrants painted 

Hydrants relocated 

Streets repaved on account of hydrant work . 

Boxes raised or lowered 

Barrels repaired for various reasons. 
Boxes inspected and cleaned out. 
Hydrants raised or lowered. 
Frames, covers and bonnets renewed. 
Chains inspected and repaired. 
Boxes pumped out. 
Top pieces renewed (boxes) , 
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Number of 
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TABLE vin. 

Total Number and Aggregate Length of Service Pipes of Various Sizes Connected with 

System January SI, 1911. 



Sizes. 



Total Number. 



Aggregate Length 
in Linear Feet. 



-inch . 
■inch . 
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-inch . 
-inch . 
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■inch . 
■inch . 
■inch . 
■inch . 
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Totals. 



2 

16 

4 

29 

145 

1,192 

757 

1,868 

1.341 

351 

2,522 

2,630 

79,326 

6,973 



97,156 



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3,635 
1,366 

2,811 
21,130 
47,224 
22,459 
60,140 
41,353 
11,361 

135,115 

95,892 

2,238,727 

159,769 



2,841,077 



Note. — This table includes corrections necessitated by the omission of the following 
in previous years: 

Laid, one 3-inch service, 25 feet. Abandoned, one 4-inch service, 1 foot. 

three 6-inch fire pipes, 3 feet. one 4-inch fire pipe, 10 feet. 

two 12-inch fire pipes, 2 feet. two 6-inch fire pipes, 3 feet. 

TABLE IX. 

Cost of Laying New {or Additional) Service Pipes During the year Ending January 31, 1911. 



Size. 


Number. 


Length 
in Feet. 


Material. 


Labor, 

Teaming, 

etc. 


Repaving. 


Blasting. 


Total Cost. 


Average 
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Average 

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8-inch. . . . 


1 

4 
37 
12 
16 
25 
12 
59 
52 
1,109 


22 

164 

918 

271 

471 

1,016 

367 

1,335 

1,331 

28,045 


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294 66 

1,919 65 
512 11 
511 63 
664 11 
249 54 
754 41 
564 53 

8,507 24 


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156 53 
1,635 02 
381 90 
273 02 
542 19 
187 72 
636 36 
557 70 
12,004 80 






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451 19 

3,816 47 
949 06 
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1,271 30 
437 26 

1,415 38 

1,262 20 
21,297 54 


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112 80 
103 14 
79 09 
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50 85 
36 44 

23 99 

24 27 
19 20 


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2 75 


4-inch. . .. 


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55 05 
31 36 




4 16 


3-inch .... 




3 50 


2-inch. . . . 




1 73 


1 2-inch... 


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1-inch.. . . 


24 61 

4 97 

33 50 




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135 00 
752 00 


96 
76 


Total . . . 


1,327 


33,940 


$14,050 35 


$16,417 64 


$411 29 


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52 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XI. 

Cost of Service Pipes Abandoned and Plugged Independently of Other Work During the Year Ending January 31, 1911 , 



Size. 





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f-inch. 
4-inch. 



2 


624 


4 


87 


6 


186 


2 


40 


2 


71 


2 


44 


4 


79 


11 


204 


131 


2,478 


6 


169 



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17 61 

1 30 
54 
88 

2 45 
2 67 

37 38 
1 21 



$22 81 

118 48 

81 32 

19 79 
14 14 

20 26 
46 61 
95 99 

1,008 16 
60 52 



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10 70 



8 68 



8 33 



$31 52 

206 10 

109 63 

21 09 

14 68 

29 82 

49 06 

98 66 

1,053 87 

61 73 



$34 60 

25 31 

40 71 

15 55 

8 07 

1 22 

7 88 

12 42 
107 07 

13 50 



$180 79 
68 92 

5 54 

6 61 
28 60 
41 18 
86 24 

946 80 
48 23 



$45 


20 


11 


49 


2 


77 


3 


31 


14 


30 


10 


29 


7 


84 


7 


23 


8 


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37 
14 
9 
65 
52 
42 
38 
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170 3,982 $127 03 $1,488 08 



05 $1,676 16 $266 33 



,412 91 



* Over credit $3.08. 



Water Department. 



53 



TABLE XII. 

SEBVICE PIPES. 

Maintenance Work Performed During the Year. 



Kind of Work and Causes. 



Number 
of Jobs. 



Cost. 



Repaired leaks, caused by: 

settlement 

defective pipe 

foundation wall 

defective coupling 

electrolysis 

pick hole 

sewer construction 

defective joint 

defective cock 

pipe old and worn out 

steam roller 

upright resting on pipe 

water hammer 

gate leaking at spindle 

gnawed by rats 

defective casting 

broken drip cock 

defective packing 

Investigation where no action by department was required. 

Repaved — settlement 

Shut-off and let on — repairs, nonpayment, vacancy, etc. . . 

Cleared pipe of rust and dirt 

Established sidewalk cock, complete 

Repaired defective upright 

Raised or lowered upright 

Established flanged box 

Connected vacant lot service pipe to house 

Replaced missing upright 

Replaced broken church cock by regular sidewalk cock .... 

Repaired defective cock 

Thawed frozen pipe 

Relaid pipe to proper line and grade 



432 


$4,298 40 


298 


3,763 45 


31 


514 21 


49 


447 42 


22 


403 76 


111 


393 41 


39 


247 79 


20 


182 43 


20 


174 35 


8 


94 10 


12 


92 60 


9 


89 75 


3 


63 90 


3 


49 41 


2 


43 62 


2 


38 82 


7 


38 43 


6 


36 56 


691 


*2,190 84 


408 


1,844 11 


1,166 


1,814 97 


234 


1,812 53 


100 


1,293 16 


227 


1,268 27 


3,713 


899 21 


34 


467 25 


51 


271 12 


34 


268 76 


20 


195 84 


15 


166 83 


16 


153 42 


14 


128 59 



Carried forward . 



7,797 $23,747 31 



* Of this amount 
Brookline. 



.91 was expended investigating supposed leak in Fisher avenue, 



54 



City Document No. 40. 

SERVICE PIPES.— Concluded. 



Kind of Work and Causes. 



Number 
of Jobs. 



Cost. 



Brought forward 

Repaired gate box 

Relocated sidewalk upright 

Raised or lowered gate box 

Relocated sidewalk cock 

Furnished sidewalk cock for private pipe 
Miscellaneous 

Totals 




S23,747 31 

108 03 

106 73 

81 14 

45 83 

40 34 

348 34 



t,477 72 



TABLE XIIL 

Number and Sizes of New Meters Installed During the Year and Cost of Same. (Cost of 

Meter Not Included.) 



Number Set. 


Size. 


Cost of 
Material. 


Labor, 

Teaming, 

Car Fares, 

etc. 


Total Cost. 


Outside. 


Inside. 




321. 

34 


4 


f-inch 
f-inch 
1-inch 

IJ-inch 
2-inch 
3-inch 
4-inch 
6-inch 
8-inch 

12-inch 


$2,773 60 
303 41 
450 68 
168 94 
148 00 
106 77 
404 05 
233 59 
3 52 


$3,044 18 

351 98 

459 10 

199 25 

141 56 

222 93 

610 72 

301 23 

12 00 

16 25 

25 50 


$5,817 78 
655 39 


46 

16 


4 


909 78 
368 19 


11 




289 56 


6 




329 70 


13 




1,014 77 


4 




534 82* 


1 




15 52t 


1 




16 25t 


4 






25 501 












453 


8 




$4,592 56 


$5,384 70 


$9,977 26 









* Of this amount $102.35 was expended in setting one meter in Boston Common, building, 

concrete vault, etc. 

t This meter was set in conjunction with the laying of a new service and practically all 
the expense of excavating, etc., was borne by said service, hence the small cost. 

J In these four cases we dug, but had to abandon the idea of setting a meter because of 
obstructions encountered underground. They are not counted as meters set. 



Water Department. 



55 



TABLE XIV. 

Meter Repairs During the Year, Causes, Number of Jobs and Cost of Same. 



Causes. 



Number 
of Jobs. 



Total 

Cost. 



Box decayed. . . . 
Paving settled. . . 
Relocating meter 

Box low 

Box inspected. . . 
Coupling leaking, 
Meter changed. . 

Box filled in 

No force 

Joint leaking .... 
Cover broken . . . . 
Frame broken . . . 
Miscellaneous . . . 

Totals 




,472 70 

447 11 

169 48 

90 62 

89 96 

53 77 

41 33 

33 83 

17 93 

16 81 

16 00 

13 93 

115 34 



,588 81 



TABLE XV. 

Water Post Repairs During the Year, Causes, Number of Jobs and Cost of Same. 



Causes. 



Number 
of Jobs. 



Total 
Cost. 



Box decayed 

Wrought-iron pipe broken. 

Main cock broken 

Valve leaking . . 

Post hit by team 

Box filled with dirt 

Arm broken 

Valve broken 

Nipple broken 

Elbow broken 

Leak on account of frost. . 

Union broken 

Waste cock broken 

Shut off for winter 

Supply pipe strained 

Leaking at joints 

Cock hard to operate 

Waste cock leaking 

Coupling leaking , 

Settlement of paving 

Hose and coupling missing 
Miscellaneous 

Totals 



$233 32 

174 26 

167 90 

137 44 

123 84 

114 50 

114 02 

110 75 

87 06 

78 45 

73 26 

49 41 

37 95 

34 57 

27 17 

24 41 

23 63 

21 52 

19 59 

18 40 

16 14 

190 39 



L,877 98 



56 City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XVI. 
Fountains 

Style. Established During the Year. 

B. Adams street, at Granite avenue, Dorchester. 

E. North End Park, rear of bandstand (50 feet nearer water), city proper. 
H. Boston Common, corner of Park and Tremont streets, city proper. 
H. Boston Common, opposite West street, city proper. 
H. Boston Common, corner of Beacon and Charles streets, city proper. 
H. Causeway street, at North Station, city proper. 

Atlantic avenue, at No. 608, city proper (on water post). 

Atlantic avenue, at Oliver street, city proper (on water post). 

Atlantic avenue, opposite No. 225, city proper (on water post). 

Beverly street, at Fitchburg depot, city proper (on water post). 

Bowdoin square, at cold water drinking fountain, citj^ proper. 

Charles street, at drinking fountain, corner of Boylston and Charles streets, city 
proper. 

Charles street, at jail, city proper (on water post). 

Essex street, near South street, city proper (on water post). 

Harrison avenue, near Essex street, city proper (on water post). 

Hartford street, opposite No. 35, city proper (on water post). 

Hawkins street, city prope r (on water post) . 

Howard street, at No . 8 , city proper (on water post) . 

Post Office square, at No. 12, city proper (on water post). 

Shawmut avenue, at Tremont street, city proper (on water post). 

Washington street, at No. 112, city proper (on water post). 

Congress street, near Sleeper street. South Boston (on post hydrant). 

Dorchester avenue, opposite D street. South Boston (on water post). 

Summer street, opposite No. 300, South Boston (on water post). 

Massachusetts avenue, near Magazine street, Roxbury (on water post). 

Southampton street, between Massachusetts avenue and railroad, Roxbury (on 
water post). 

Alford street, at drawbridge, Charlestown (on water post). 

Cambridge street, near Parker street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Henley street, near Wapping street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Main street, opposite Cambridge street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Main street, at Mystic avenue, Charlestown (on water post). 

Medford street, at paving yard, Charlestown (on water post). 

Rutherford avenue, at Allen street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Rutherford avenue, at Health Department stable, Charlestown (on water post). 

South Eden street, near Main street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Tufts street, at Medford street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Warren street, at Henley street, Charlestown (on water post). 

Boston Common, near old elm, city proper. 

Merchants row, at Faneuil Hall Market, city proper. 

Washington street, at Old State House, city proper. 

Style. Abandoned During the Year. 

A. Charles street, between Beacon and Boylston streets, city proper. 

C. Boston Common, corner of Park and Tremont streets, city proper. 
C. Boston Common, opposite West street, city proper. 

C. Boston Common, corner Beacon and Charles streets, city proper. 

C. Causeway street, at North Station, city proper. 

C. North End Park, at women's bath house, city proper. 

C. North End Park, at men's bath house, city proper. 

E. Boston Common, near old elm, city proper. 

E. Merchants row, at Faneuil Hall Market, city proper. 

E. North End Park, rear of bandstand, city proper. 

E. Washington street, at Old State House, city proper. 

H. Causeway street, at North Station, city proper. 



Water Department. 



57 



Number of Fountains in Service January 31, 1911 



DiSTEICTS. 


Style 
A. 


Style 
B. 


Style 
C. 


Style 
D. 


Style 
E. 


Style 
F. 


Style 
G. 


Style 
H. 


Style 


Style 
J. 


Totals. 


City proper 


7 
3 
4 
4 


6 
4 
1 

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2 
4 
3 


1 
1 

' " i " 

2 
4 
3 


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9 
5 
2 






4 
1 


15 
2 


3 


45 


Roxbury 






16 


West Roxbury 






8 


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5 


Dorchester 






1 


1 








10 


South Boston 


1 




4 

4 
4 




3 




14 


East Boston 








11 


Charlestown 


1 








11 




19 














Totals 


20 


26 


12 


1 


28 


1 


1 


5 


31 


3 


128 



Style. 



Note. 



A. Indicates fountain for man and beast, with automatic fixtures for man and beast in 

warm weather and a continuous flow of water for beasts in cold weather. 

B. Indicates fountain for beasts only. Continuous flow of water during the year. 

C. Indicates fountain for man only. Automatic fixtures. In service during warm 

weather only. 

D. Indicates fountain for man and beast. Automatic fixtures for both. 

E. Indicates cold water fountain for man only. Automatic fixtures. In service during 

warm weather only. 

F. Indicates fountain for man and beast, with automatic fixtures for man in warm 

weather and a continuous flow of water for beasts all the year. 

G. Indicates fountain for man and beast. Hygienic "bubble" fixtures for man. Con- 

tinuous fiow of water for man and beast all the year. 

H. Indicates fountain for man only. Water of ordinary temperature. Hygienic "bubble' ' 
fixtures controlled by self-closing cocks. In service during warm weather only. 

I. Indicates tajps on water posts, hydrants and fountains for watering horses. 

J. Indicates fountain for man only. Cold water. Hygienic "bubble" fixtures con- 
trolled by self-closing cocks. In service during warm weather only. 



TABLE XVII. 

Fountain Repairs and Maintenance During the Year. Causes, Number of Jobs and Cost 

of Same. 



Causes. 



Number 
of Jobs. 



Total 
Cost. 



Inspecting and cleaning horse troughs 

Attaching Simmons sanitary fixtures 

Inspecting, taking temperatures, etc , 

Equipping and stripping fountain, spring and fall 

Drain stopped 

Fountain painted 

Paving around fountain 

Faucet broken 

Feed pipe inside fountain broken 

Service pipe worn out. . 

Hit by team 

Miscellaneous 

Totals 




820 94 



58 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XVIII. 
Machine Shop, 

Stock Manufactured from the Rough During the Year. 



Kind. 



Number. 



Labor. 



77 

Per Cent 

Added. 



Stock. 



Cost 
Each. 



Total 
Cost. 



Boston Post hydrants 

Lowry hydrants, 4 feet 3 inches 

Boston Lowry hydrants 

3-inch blow-off hydrants 

3-inch gate valves 

4-inch gate valves 

8-inch gate valves 

10-inch gate valves 

12-inch gate valves 

16-inch gate valves 

|-inch sidewalk cocks 

f -inch sidewalk cocks 

1-inch sidewalk cocks 

|-inch corporation cocks 

f -inch corporation cocks 

1-inch corporation cocks 

li-inch corporation cocks 

1 5-inch corporation cocks 

Ij-inch air cocks 

2-inch air cocks 

1 2-inch water post 

f-inch combination couplings 

1-inch combination couphngs 

l^-inch combination couplings 

2-inch combination couplings 

1^-inch combination bent couplings . 
2-inch combination bent couplings . 

f -inch coupling nuts 

f -inch coupling nuts 

1-inch coupling nuts 

Ij-inch coupling nuts 

ll-inch coupling nuts 

2-inch coupling nuts 

f -inch coupling tubes 



Carried forward. 



210 
9 
6 
18 
48 
45 
84 
67 
80 
10 

474 
46 

173 
1,061 

607 

131 
49 
88 
6 
16 
27 

500 

456 
95 
62 
36 
31 
3,772 

366 

590 
50 

112 

22 

6,714 



m 75 

5 81 

4 98 

6 04 
3 97 

5 05 

6 63 

11 71 

12 52 
28 94 

35 
36 
48 
34 
41 
58 
1 12 
80 
1 53 
1 87 
1 03 
09 
12 
24 
23 
27 
31 
01 
02 
03 
03 
06 
06 
01 



$20 80 

10 28 

8 81 

10 69 

7 03 

8 94 

11 73 
20 73 
22 16 
51 22 

62 

64 

85 

60 

73 
1 03 
1 98 

1 42 

2 71 

3 31 
1 82 

16 

21 

42 

41 

48 

54 

0177 

0354 

0531 

0531 

1062 

1062 

0177 



$25 84 

17 93 

12 48 

8 2976 

4 76 

6 14 

16 56 

25 29 

31 99 

45 84 

24 

39 

54 

26 

45 

70 

83 

1 24 

2 21 

3 85 
1 40 

1780 

2681 

5305 

7416 

703 

9741 

0356 

0675 

1106 

1518 

2193 

2916 

03 



$46 64 
28 21 
21 29 
18 9876 
11 79 
15 08 
28 29 
46 02 
54 15 
97 06 
86 

1 03 

1 39 
86 

1 18 

1 73 

2 81 

2 66 
4 92 
7 16 

3 22 
3380 
4781 
9505 

1 1516 
1 1830 
1 5141 
0533 
1029 
1637 
2049 
3255 
3978 
0477 



59,794 40 

253 89 

127 74 

341 78 

565 92 

678 60 

2,376 36 

3,083 34 

4,332 00 

970 60 

407 64 

47 38 

240 47 

912 46 

716 26 

226 63 

137 69 

234 08 

29 52 

114 56 

86 94 

169 00 

218 01 

90 30 

71 40 

42 59 

46 94 

201 05 

37 66 

96 58 

10 25 

36 46 

8 75 

320 26 



$27,027 51^ 



Water Department. 



59 



TABLE XVI 11 .— Continued. 
Stock Manufactured from the Rough During the Year. 



Kind. 



Number. 



Labor. 



77 

Per Cent 

Added. 



Stock. 



Cost 
Each. 



Brought forward 

f -inch coupling tubes 

1-inch coupling tubes 

15-inch coupling tubes 

f -inch male couplings 

f -inch male couplings 

1 5-inch jnale couplings 

2-inch male couplings 

f -inch stop and waste cocks 

f -inch stop and waste cocks 

l|-inch meter nipples 

2-inch meter nipples 

2-inch meter nipples (long) . . . 

|-inch solder nipples 

1-inch solder nipples 

Ig-inch solder nipples 

Nipples for Doherty cocks 

Nuts for Doherty cocks 

f-inch meter bushings 

1-inch rneter bushings 

1-inch meter coupling nuts 

f-inch bent tubes 

f-inch bent tubes 

f-inch iron plugs 

1-inch set screws 

Post hydrant bolts 

Lowry hydrant bolts 

Boston Lowry hydrant bolts 

2-inch air cock bolts 

Sidewalk uprights bushed and fitted . 

Gate pins 

Deacon meter nuts 

Hydrant wastes 

Fountain bubblers 

Self-closing bubble cocks 



580 

501 

100 

1,247 

600 

50 

25 

239 

93 

291 

150 

12 

500 

100 

100 

28 

33 

88 

233 

414 

30 

16 

406 

255 

1,079 

344 

420 

38 

923 

1,766 

24 

425 

85 

12 



$0 02 
03 
05 
03 
04 
09 
12 
46 
60 
10 
12 
22 
025 
03 
105 
06 
08 
09 
09 
055 
12 
11 
05 
25 
10 
10 
10 
21 
05 
005 
12 
15 
36 
1 25 



$0 0354 
0531 
0885 
0531 
0708 
16 
21 
81 

1 06 
177 
2124 
3894 
0442 
0531 
1858 
1062 
1416 
1593 
1593 
0973 
2124 
1947 
0885 
4425 
177 
177 
177 
3717 
0885 
0088 
2124 
2655 
6372 

2 212 



058 

0825 

1837 

0656 

1218 

2993 

4031 

2480 

3395 

1968 

3318 

6187 

0618 

0937 

1818 

0703 

0527 

0993 

15 

1087 

0825 

1031 

0124 

04 

1085 

1085 

1085 

3112 

444 

003 

0412 

18 

1219 

2306 



$0 0934 
1356 
2722 
1187 
1926 
4593 
6131 
1 0580 
1 3995 
3738 
5442 

1 0081 
1060 
1468 
3676 
1765 
1943 
2586 
3093 
2060 
2949 
2978 
1009 
4825 
2855 
2855 
2855 
6829 
5325 
0118 
2536 
4455 
7591 

2 4426 



$27,027 51 

54 17 

67 94 

27 22 

148 02 

115 56 

22 97 

15 33 

252 86 

130 15 

108 78 

81 63 

12 10 

53 00 

14 68 

36 76 

4 94 

6 41 

22 76 

72 07 

85 28 

8 85 

4 76 

40 97 

123 04' 

308 05 

98 21 

119 91 

25 95 

491 50 

20 84 

6 09 

189 34 

64 52 

29 31 



Carried forward . 



$29,891 58 



60 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XVUl.— Concluded. 
Stock Manufactured from the Rough During the Year. 



Kind. 



Number. 



Labor. 



77 

Per Cent 

Added. 



Stock. 



Cost 
Each. 



Total 
Cost. 



Brought forward 

3-way fountain tees 

4-inch jointers 

6-inch jointers 

8-inch jointers 

10-inch jointers 

12-inch jointers 

16-inch jointers 

24-inch jointers 

48-incb jointers 

Alcohol lamps 

Bushings for 1 |-inch puddling head cocks, 



Total. 



29 
7 
7 

14 
1 
9 
6 
1 
1 

12 

11 



$0 35 
10 
12 
17 
28 
28 
34 
51 
1 03 
875 
34 



50 6195 
177 
2124 
3009 
4956 
4956 
6018 
9027 
1 8231 
1 5487 
6018 



iO 1144 
55 
67 
78 
91 
1 18 

1 51 

2 07 

3 69 
1875 
5062 



$0 7339 

727 

8824 

1 0809 

1 4056 

1 6756 

2 1118 
2 9727 
5 5131 
1 7362 
1 1080 



$29,891 58 
21 28 

5 09 

6 18 
15 13 

1 41 
. 15 08 

12 67 

2 97 
5 51 

20 83 
12 19 



$30,009 92 



TABLE XIX. 
Machine Shop. - 

Stock Repaired and Renovated. 



Number. 



Total 
Cost. 



3-inch gate valves 

4-inch gate valves 

6-inch gate valves 

8- inch gate valves 

10-inch gate valves 

12-inch gate valves 

16-inch gate valves 

20-inch gate valves 

36-inch gate valves 

Lowry hydrants 

Boston Lowry hydrants. ... 
Ordinary post hydrants. . . . 

Boston post hydrants 

Bachelder hydrants 

Blow-off hydrants, repaired. 



2 

15 

16 

5 

1 

6 

1 

1 

1 

49 

48 

28 

8 

16 

1 



$7 66 

27 72 

.58 51 

20 17 

2 22 

26 00 

8 42 

22 12 

4 66 

127 23 

126 97 

115 76 

53 76 

95 75 

31 



Carried forvmrd . 



$697 26 



Water Department. 



61 



TABLE XIX.~ Concluded. 
Stock Repaired and Renovated. 



Number. 



Total 
Cost. 



Brought forward 

f-inch coupling tubes 

f-inch coupling tubes 

1-inch coupling tubes 

Ij-inch coupling tubes. . . . 
IJ-inch coupling tubes. . . . 

2-inch coupling tubes 

|-inch coupling nuts 

1-inch coupling nuts 

1 5 -inch coupling nuts. . . ., 

1 5-inch coupling nuts 

2-inch coupling nuts 

f-inch male couplings 

1-inch male couplings 

1 1-inch male couplings. . . . 

2-inch male couplings 

f-inch solder nipples 

1-inch solder nipples 

l|-inch solder nipples 

2-inch solder nipples 

f-inch lever handle cock. . 

Doherty cocks 

Hydrant wastes 

Boston Lowry bolts 

30-inch gate screw 

If-inch corporation cocks. 



554 

188 

14 

1 

14 

7 

3,988 

93 

2 

12 

14 

54 

9 

5 

2 

5 

1 

2 

12 

1 

6 

94 

16 

1 

7 



$697 26 



11 89 



45 38 



3 28 



1 11 

60 

11 96 

6 94 

1 66 

2 92 
1 33 



Total. 



$784 33 



TABLE XX. 
Machine Shop. 

Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 



Number. 



Total 

Cost. 



Drilling gates, curves, reducers, offsets, caps, branches and 
flanges for Meter Department 



Reamers made .... 
Force pumps made. 



252 
4 
6 



m3 46 

22 97 

152 32 



Carried forward 



$288 75 



62 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XX.~ Concluded. 
Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 



Number. 



Total 
Cost. 



Brought forward 

36-inch mold made 

f-inch taps made 

Waste taps made 

Tools repaired 

Automobile repairs 

Wagon repairs 

Buggy repairs 

Machines repaired 

Made press for machine shop 

Made surface plate 

Made cutters for machine shop 

Upright boiler, repaired 

Elevator, repaired 

Oiled shop machinery 

Tool house No. 2, repaired 

Stalls in stable repaired 

Stretching bolts made J-inch 

Stretching bolts made 1 inch 

Stretching bolts made Ij inch 

Stretching bolts made 1§ inches. . . . 

Stretching bolts made 2 inches 

Hydrants consigned to junk (labor). 
Gates consigned to junk (labor) .... 



Total. 



1 

2 

3 

27 

13 

33 

8 

17 



6 
6 
6 
19 
3 



75 
59 39 

7 87 

8 75 
104 86 
157 71 

39 29 

7 34 
88 59 
30 68 
36 76 
17 30 
17 33 
11 73 

8 72 
1 25 
3 13 



57 13 



6 91 

2 80 



$956 29 



TABLE XXL 
Carpenter Shop. 

Stock Manufactured During the Year. 

135 small wooden gate boxes at $3.71 

24 large wooden gate boxes at $4.63 . 

48 wooden post hydrant boxes at $4.83 

60 wooden Lowry hydrant boxes at $4.36 . 

62 wooden Boston Lowry hydrant boxes at $6.07 

20 wooden Boston hydrant boxes at $4.10 

12 wooden Deacon meter boxes at $4.63 . 

273 wooden meter boxes at $4.22 

Carried forward 



Total Cost. 


$500 85 


111 


12 


231 


84 


261 


60 


376 34 


82 


00 


55 


56 


1,152 


06 



^2,771 37 



Water Department. 



63 



Brought forward , . 

100 tops for small wooden gate boxes at $0.50 . . . . 

25 tops for large wooden gate boxes at $0.55 .... 

50 tops for wooden post hydrant boxes at $0.61 

18 tops for wooden Lowry hydrant boxes at $0.61 . 

6 tops for wooden Boston hydrant boxes at $0.50 

3,539 inches in pieces for raising small wooden gate boxes at 

$0.05 . 

501 inches in pieces for raising large wooden gate boxes at 

$0.06 

1,404 inches in pieces for raising wooden Lowry hydrant boxes 

at $0.06 

225 inches in pieces for raising wooden Boston hydrant boxes 

at $0.06 

475 inches in pieces for raising wooden meter boxes at $0.06 . 
311 12-inch ground boxes for meters at $0.50 .... 

59 wooden horses 

15,116 wedges for main pipe work and concrete boxes 

8,516 shelves for Meter Department 

823 wood paving blocks , 

582 handles for cutting chisels . . . . - . 

65 rammers 

43 6-inch wooden plugs for main pipe 

1 6-inch base for small gate box . . . . . 



Total 



Total Cost. 

$2,771 37 

' 50 00 

13 75 

30 50 

10 98 

3 00 

176 95 

30 06 

84 24 

13 50 

28 50 
155 50 

39 12 
145 63 
203 22 

19 94 

43 06 
129 23 

42 99 
8 58 

$4,000 12 



TABLE XXII. 
Carpenter Shop. 

Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 

Repairs and alterations in concrete shop and shed 
Tool repairs (1,326) filing saws, setting handles, etc 

Repairs in stable 

Repairs and alterations in office, furniture, etc. 
Repairs and alterations, East Boston yard 
Made 52 forms for making concrete boxes 
Repairs and alterations in shops .... 

Built roof over sand shed 

Remodeling toilet for clerks (Albany street) (See Paint and 

Plumbing Shop) 

Built fence, Fisher Hill Reservoir 

Repaired 48 forms for making concrete boxes . 

Repairs in Dorchester yard 

Built 12 clothes closets for clerks (Albany street) (See Paint 

Shop) _. . . . . ... . 

Built staging to repair standpipe. Orient Heights 
Repairs in Charlestown yard . . . .* 

Made double-end desk for office (Albany street) 

Repairs on tool houses 

Built fence, East Boston Reservoir 

Labor, account of milling stock .... 

Repairs on wagons (39) 

Repairs in West Roxbury yard .... 
Built platform to hold castings .... 

Built platform in yard 

Repairs on automobiles (7) 

Repairs in yard (Albany street) .... 

Carried forward 



Total Cost. 


$856 


14 


513 


54 


506 


94 


300 


03 


268 


56 


265 


76 


222 


82 


210 


93 


171 


88 


132 


78 


130 


07 


102 


74 


103 


16 


98 


44 


87 


74 


82 


90 


77 


47 


74 


46 


72 


92 


70 


13 


68 


68 


65 


80 


58 


84 


46 


89 


44 


42 



t,634 04 



64 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 
Repairs, Parker Hill Reservoir 
Made 14 hoisting timbers 
Made truck for pulsometer (woodwork) 
Made 4 tool boxes for autos . 
Made guards for trees on sidewalk 
Remodeled case to hold repair slips 
Repaired derrick .... 
Cut stock for electrician 
Made 1 trypod derrick . 
Made 10-foot stand for oil barrel (storeroom) 
Made stand for surface block (blacksmith shop) 
Made box for Engineering Department 
Miscellaneous 

Total . . ' . 



Total Cost. 


S4,634 


04 


39 


54 


34 


96 


33 


56 


39 


34 


31 


57 


26 


23 


26 


81 


21 


42 


19 


28 


18 


46 


15 


31 


11 


76 


113 


52 



$5,065 80 



TABLE XXIII. 

Blacksmith Shop. 

Stock Manufactured and Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 

Total Cost. 

Sharpened 6,468 picks, 866 bars, 3,945 chisels, 

bull points 

Made 534 new tools .... 

Repaired 1,656 tools .... 

Made 3,586 dowels .... 

Made 829 post hydrant bolts 

Put rings and chains on 835 hydrant caps 

Fitted truck for pulsometer 

Repaired 27 wagons 

Made 324 dipper handles 

Made 194 Lowry bolts . 

Made 6 pipe hangers 

Repaired tool house No. 2 

Made 16 square head bolts 

Miscellaneous . 

Total 



sels. 


80 wedges, 23 




S880 39 










522 36 










453 52 










387 44 










125 26 










124 9,7 










57 1'7 










53 23 










40 92 










28 78 










22 93 










12 80 










10 42 










75 13 










$2,795 32 



TABLE XXIV. 
Plumbing Shop. 

Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 

Fitted up new toilet for plerks, second floor (See Carpenter 

Shop, Paint Shop and Miscellaneous for other work) 
Put new conductor pipes on standpipe. Orient Heights 
Repairs on automobiles . 
Repairs in senate 
Installed sink in garage . 
Repaired brass pump 
Put new trough in stable 
Installed pipes in concrete shed 
Repaired 47 lanterns 
Fitted up gauge for testing pressure 

Carried forward 



Total Cost. 


fp305 


65 


59 


82 


21 


75 


20 


16 


19 


65 


19 


44 


15 


92 


14 


68 


14 


48 



13 66 



$505 21 



Water Department. 



65 



Brought forward . ■ . 
Repairs in machine shop 
Repairs in yard .... 
Repairs in main building 
Lined 2 trays with sheet copper . 
Put new bubbler in sink on first floor 

Made 5 pans 

Soldered 15 air cocks 
Set up gauge at Long Island for testing 
Repaired pipes in concrete shed . 
Repaired bench in shop for testing 

Made glue pot 

Miscellaneous . . 

Total 



Total Cost. 


$505 21 


12 


90 


12 


61 


10 


38 


10 


30 


9 


06 


7 


93 


5 


47 


5 


32 


4 


61 


4 


52 


3 


60 



23 86 
$615 77 



TABLE XXV. 
Electrical Shop. 

Work Performed During the Year. 

Electric lights installed in machine shop and second floor, 

710 Albany street 

Installed new cable at Orient Heights 

Repaired 19 indicators 

Electric lights installed in blacksmith shop, 710 Albany street. 
Electric lights installed on third floor, 710 Albany street 
Electric lights installed in emergency autos, 710 Albany street. 
Electric lights installed in pattern room, 710 Alban}^ street . 
Electric lights installed in toilet, second floor, 710 Albany street. 
Electric lights installed in cluster light in yard, 710 Albany 

street 

Electric lights installed in cellar (portable light), 710 Albany 

street 

Electric light installed in book vault, 710 Albany street . 
Installed motor machine shop, 710 Albany street 
Renewed batteries and repaired wires in superintendent's auto. 
Installed rheostat and ampere meter in electrical shop, 710 

Albany street 

Installed new battery and switch on gas pump engine 
Recharged battery in commissioner's auto 
Installed electric bell (office in senate) 
Renewed batteries, standpipe. Orient Heights . 
Relocated indicator. Post Office Building . 
Rewired hallway, 710 Albany street .... 

Repaired horse clipper 

Repaired transmitter, Parker Hill Reservoir 
Relocated conduit, first floor, 710 Albany street 
Installed bell and button. East Boston yard 
Repaired 3 wall sockets, 710 Albany street 
Renewed batteries, first floor, 710 Albany street 
Installed batteries. Orient Heights standpipe 
Extended electric lights in garage, 710 Albany street 

Rewired emergency auto 

Relocated telephone in office, second floor, 710 Albany street 
Changed engineer's danger bell, 710 Albany street . 
Repaired bell, West Roxbury yard .... 
Adjusted gauge, standpipe, Orient Heights 

Carried forward 



Total Cost. 


$530 48 


153 


19 


147 


05 


55 


04 


46 


45 


44 52 


42 


49 


36 


18 


28 


53 


9 


21 


8 


16 


39 


11 


31 


08 


29 


97 


20 


93 


20 


21 


19 


71 


19 


23 


18 


79 


17 


85 


16 83 


16 


47 


15 


92 


14 


51 


11 


73 


10 


43 


10 


27 


10 


19 


10 


18 


8 


83 


8 


59 


8 


38 


7 


54 



,468 05 



66 



City Document No. 40. 



Brought forward 

Repaired bell and wires, West Roxbury yard . 
Repaired lights, standpipe. Orient Heights 
Repaired electric bell in carpenter shop, 710 Albany street 
Renewed batteries in front office, 710 Albany street 
Miscellaneous 



Total Cost. 

$1,468 05' 



Total 



44 
14 
01 



6 29 
37 63 



$1,533 56 



TABLE XXVI. 
Paint Shop. 

Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 



Painted 27 wagons and buggies . 

Painted main building (hallways, etc.) 

Painted stable (stalls, etc.) . 

Painted office (furniture, etc.) 

Painted 4 automobiles . 

Painted standpipe, Orient Heights 

Painted concrete ^hed 

Painted East Boston yard (building) 

Painted 4 tool houses 

Painted fence, East Boston Reservoir 

Painted 3 trailers .... 

Painted lead storeroom in yard . 

Painted motor boat 

Painted 65 rammers 

Painted fence, Parker Hill Reservoir 

Painted tanks and stand in storeroom 

Painted 4 boxes for automobiles . 

Painted 3 new bubble fountains . 

Painted 5 tool boxes 

Painted pulsometer pump 

Painted 14 boxes for Meter Department 

Painted 3 derricks .... 

Painted 50 hydrant tops 

Painted steam boiler pump . 

Painted shafts on 4 wagons . 

Painted desk for machine shop 

Glazing main building . 

Glazing stable 

Glazing concrete shed ... 
Glazing keeper's house (Parker Hill Reservoir) 
Glazing Charlestown yard .... 
Miscellaneous 



otal Cost. 


$648 


74 


161 


57 


133 


63 


116 


06 


109 


40 


94 37 


77 


35 


63 


96 


40 


89 


25 


05 


23 


66 


14 


92 


14 


26 


15 


27 


13 


44 


10 


75 


9 


60 


9 53 


7 


65 


7 


57 


7 


22 


6 


81 


6 


69 


6 


22 


5 


95 


5 


79 


180 41 


118 


69 


15 


29 


9 


26 


7 


45 



49 26 



Total 



?,016 71 



Water Department. 



67 



TABLE XXVIL 
Concrete Box Shop. 

Stock Manufactured During the Year. 





Cost of 
Labor. 


Cost of 
Stock. 


Cost of 
Box. 


Total 
Cost. 


313 concrete post hydrant boxes, Ij inches 
thick 


$4 33 
4 33 

4 34 
4 33 

4 34 


$1 49 
1 36 

1 69 

1 44 

2 01 


$5 82 

5 69 

6 03 

5 77 

6 35 


$1,821 66 
2,065 47 

108 54 


363 concrete small gate boxes, If inches thick. . . 

18 concrete Lowry hydrant boxes, If inches 
thick 


288 concrete meter boxes, Ij inches thick 

34 concrete hydrant blow-off boxes, If inches 
thick 


1,661 76 
215 90 


1,016 


$5,873 33 



TABLE XXVI I L 
Pattern Shop. 

Work Performed During the Year. 

Repaired 164 patterns 

Made 31 new patterns •. . . 

Labor on 16 by 6 branch pattern (unfinished) 
Labor on Boston hydrant pattern (unfinished) . 

Labor account of storing patterns 

Made model for Law Department, ''Bridges over Charles 

River" 

Made model for Law Department, " D street at Railroad " 

Labor account of shellacking patterns 

Made model for Law Department, "Hotel Cecil" . 

Made box for shop . . 

Labor account of filing saws . . . . 
Miscellaneous 

Total 

TABLE XXIX. 
Harness Shop. 



Total Cost. 


$895 


73 


438 


17 


145 


43 


76 


96 


69 


42 


36 


74 


30 


55 


31 


12 


28 


35 


12 


38 


10 


40 


43 


54 


$1,818 79 



Work Performed from October 


26, 1910, to January 31, 1911. 




134 harnesses repaired. 


Repaired stable strap. 




18 blankets repaired. 


Repaired horse boot. 




3 robes repaired. 


Repaired weight strap. 




4 cushions repaired. 


Repaired horse cover. 




11 surcingles repaired. 


Made two pair traces. 




2 wagons repaired. 


Made new reins. 




5 buggies repaired. 


Made breeching strap. 




Made plumber's bag. 


Repaired feed bag. 




Repaired plumber's bag. 


Repaired bag for engineer. 




Stock 




$42 26 


Labor . . . . . 


, 


223 50 


Total cost 


$265 76 



68 



City Document No. 40. 



TABLE XXX. 

Miscellaneous Work Performed During the Year. 

955 inspections of patch paving 

Labor, account of delivering water from hydrants . 

Raised grade of driveway, Albany street yard .... 

Built vault over drain, East Boston yard 

Installed heating apparatus in concrete plant and built con- 
duit for steam pipe; work by Engineer Abbott 
Paving, account of damages, A^an Rensselaer place . 

Renewed 13 Deacon meter boxes 

Labor, account of cleaning up East Boston yard 
Loaned team to Meter Department for haying meters . 

Labor, account of taking stock in yard 

Raised driveway, East Boston yard 

Fitting up and painting fountains for Metropolitan Park 

Commission 

Labor, account of assisting mechanics to do repairs at East 

Boston yard and reservoir 

Labor, account of assisting contractor Bryne to relay 4-inch 

pipe in Music Hall place (accommodation work) . 
Labor, account of investigating damages and pumping out 

cellars, incidental to main pipe leak. Broad and Milk streets, 
Labor, account of grading and tearing down fence. East 

Boston yard 

Laid concrete floor in new toilet (See Carpenter Shop, Paint 

Shop, Plumbing Shop) 

Repaired heating apparatus in stable . 

Laid new gutter. East Boston yard 

Labor, account of testing leadite joint 

Labor, account of clearing snow. East Boston yard 

Renewed six reservoir covers .... 

Repaired fence, East Boston reservoir 

Labor, account of investigating pipes crossing bridges 

6 inspections of corporation work 

Relocated private post hydrant (accommodation work) . 
Repaired 2 |-inch pipes inside of line (accommodation work) 
Labor, account of indexing record book .... 
Labor, account of superintending carting of junk 
Ivabor, account of clearing snow. East Boston reservoir 
Tank repaired, standpipe, Orient Heights (work by Hodge 

Boiler Works) 

Miscellaneous . 



Cos 


t. 


.$969 80 


438 


04 


333 


20 


239 


46 


170 


60 


170 


18 


159 


92 


153 


63 


137 


50 


126 


50 


82 


48 



78 08 
70 07 
69 95 
65 51 



45 26 



44 


53 


41 


66 


38 


90 


38 41 


32 


08 


28 


51 


27 


39 


24 


75 


16 


70 


15 


16 


11 


88 


11 


00 


11 


00 


10 94 


10 


20 


126 


68 



Total 



;,799 97 



Water Department. 69 



REPORT OF THE ACTING CITY ENGINEER. 



The demands upon the Engineering Department, in 
connection with the extension and maintenance of the 
waterworks system, are yearly increasing, owing in 
part to the fact that contract labor is fast supplanting 
day labor. During the past year, the laying and relay- 
ing of mains was done largely by contract, under the 
supervision of the engineering force, the city supplying 
all required materials. The results of this policy have 
proven satisfactory, both from the standpoints of econ- 
omy and workmanship. The following is a summary 
of the more important work done during the year: 

1. A 30-inch and 24-inch main was laid in Chelsea 
street. East Boston, from Addison street to Brooks 
street, the 30-inch main reducing to 24-inch at Prescott. 
street; this line forms a second connection between 
the metropolitan supply mains in Chelsea and the 
distribution system in East Boston, notably improving 
and safeguarding the fire and domestic supply of the 
island. 

2. A 16-inch high service main was laid in Dudley 
street, from Warren street to Mt. Pleasant avenue, to 
improve the distribution system. 

3. A 16-inch low service main was laid in Granite 
treet and West Second street, from Mt. Wasnhigton 
venue to Dorchester avenue; when this work was com- 
pleted the 20-inch main crossing at Binford street, 
under fifty-seven tracks in the freight yard of the 
New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, which 
had long been difficult to maintain owing to frequent 
leaks, was abandoned. 

4. A mile of 12-inch pipe was laid in Shirley street, 
Winthrop, northerly from Shirley gut, to replace the 
8-inch supply main to Deer Island, laid in 1870; the 
result of this work was an increased pressure at the 
island which is now much better maintained than 
formerly. 

5. The Deer Island reservoir, put in service during 
the past year, will safeguard the water supply on the 
island in the event of failure of the long feed main 



70 City Document No. 40. 

which passes through Winthrop under Shirley gut; 
it will afford as well a much needed improvement in 
fire protection. The reservoir was built by prison 
labor, under the supervision of the Engineering Depart- 
ment. It is located on the top of a hill and is constructed 
almost entirely in excavation; it is rectangular in shape, 
43 feet wide and 138 feet long at the bottom with side 
slopes of 2 to 1 on the inside and 2| to 1 on the outside; 
its top is at grade 114, high water mark at grade 109; 
the bottom and entire sides were lined with 6 inches of 
concrete and, in addition, stone paving laid upon 3 
feet of ballast was placed from a berm formed at grade 
103 to the top; a suitable gate chamber was constructed 
of concrete; a 16-inch pipe at grade 110 was provided 
as an overflow in the event of failure of the regulating 
apparatus in the gate chamber; the capacity of the 
reservoir is 2,500,000 gallons. 

6. The Deacon meter system was operated for two 
months during the summer season with a small force; 
a total expenditure of $540 resulted in the detection of 
500,000 gallons of water going to waste. 

On June 30 last, Mr. William Jackson died after 
holding the ofhce of City Engineer continuously since 
April 21, 1885. He was a practical man of spotless 
reputation, with high scholarly attainments; his works, 
which abound in Boston, are his best monument. 

Frank A. McInnes, 

Acting City Engineer. 



Average Monthly Heights, in Feet, Above Boston City Base, to which Water Rose at Different Stations on the Boston Waterworlis. 





SonTHEBN High Service. 


Northern High Service. 


1910. 


City 


HaU. 


Engine House 

No. 24, 

Quincy and 

Warren Streets, 

Roxbury. 


Engine House 

No. 20, 

Walnut Street, 

Neponset. 


Engine House 

No. 19, 

Norfolk Street, 

Mattapan. 


Engine House 
No. 28, 

Centre, near 
Green Street, 
Jamaica Plain. 


Engine House 
No. 30, 

Centre, near 
Bellevue Street, 
W*t Roxbury. 


Engine House 

No. 45, 

Washington and 

Poplar Streets, 

Roslindale. 


Engine House 

No. 29, 

Chestnut Hill 

Avenue, 

Brighton. 


Engine House 

No. 32, 
Bunker Hill 

Street, 
Charlestown. 


Engine House 

No. 5, 

Marion Street, 

East Boston, 




3 a. m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a. m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a. m. 


9 a.m. 


Sam. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


January 


247 


235 


248 


238 


244 


233 


246 


240 


246 


243 


246 


240 


247 


241 


246 


243 


161 


156 


148 


137 


February 


247 


235 


247 


238 


244 


232 


246 


240 


245 


244 


247 


241 


247 


241 


246 


243 


160 


155 


148 


137 




24S 
248 


236 
235 


250 
249 


239 
233 


246 

246 


232 
232 


248 
247 


240 
239 


249 
249 


213 
243 


248 
248 


241 
240 


248 
248 


242 
242 


247 
247 


245 
245 


161 
163 


156 
156 


154 

157 


143 


April 


144 


May 


247 


234 


248 


237 


245 


231 


246 


238 


248 


243 


247 


239 


247 


240 


245 


244 


172 


151 


161 


146 


June 


247 


234 


247 


238 


245 


231 


245 


238 


247 


242 


247 


240 


247 


240 


245 


243 


162 


156 


156 


144 


July 


247 


234 


248 


237 


244 


233 


245 


237 


248 


243 


248 


240 


247 


240 


246 


243 


163 


156 


157 


143 




246 
247 


237 
236 


248 
249 


240 
239 


246 
246 


233 
236 


245 
246 


239 
238 


248 
249 


243 
244 


248 
249 


241 
241 


247 
247 


241 
241 


245 
247 


245 
245 


163 
162 


157 
157 


157 
157 


144 


September 


145 




248 
248 
246 


237 
237 
236 


250 
250 
247 


239 
240 
239 






247 
247 
245 


239 
239 
238 


249 
249 
248 


244 
244 
244 


249 
249 
247 


240 
242 
241 


248 
248 
246 


241 
242 
242 


248 
248 
245 


245 
246 
243 


163 
163 
162 


157 
158 
157 


159 
158 
153 


147 








147 








142 











Average Monthly Heights, in Feet, Above Boston City Base, to which Water Rose at Different Stations on the Boston 

Waterworks. 





Low Service. 


1910. 


Chestnut Hill 
Pumping 
Station, 
Brighton. 


Engine House 
No 34, 
Western 
Avenue, 
Brighton. 


Boston 
Common. 


Engine House 

No 8, 
Salem Street, 
City Proper. 


Engine House 

No 7, 
East Street, 
City Proper. 


Engine House 

No 38, 
Congress and 
Farnsworth 

Streets, 
South Boston. 


Engine House 

No 2, 

Fourth and 

Streets, 

South Boston. 


Water Depart- 
ment Yard, 
710 Albany 

Street, 
South End. 


Water Depart- 
ment Yard, 

Gibson Street, 
Dorchester. 




3 a. m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a. m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a.m. 


3 a. m. 


9 a. m. 


3 a. m. 


9 a. m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a. m. 


»-|'- 


3 a. m. 


9 a. m. 


3 a.m. 


9 a. m. 


January 


140 


165 


134 


145 


134 


138 


130 


131 


134 


136 


125 


124 


126 


125 


136 


140 


126 


126 


February. . . . 


140 


163 


136 


144 


133 


134 


129 


129 


132 


133 


127 


126 


128 


127 


136 


139 


127 


126 


March 


139 


161 


135 


144 


139 


137 


134 


131 


13S 


135 


133 


130 


134 


131 


139 


141 


1.34 


130 


April 


146 


158 


143 


140 


145 


132 


141 


126 


144 


131 


139 


126 


142 


127 


144 


134 


141 


126 


May 


155 


157 


153 


142 


155 


137 


151 


131 


153 


135 


147 


130 


151 


131 


154 


139 


150 


130 


June 


153 


158 


151 


142 


153 


136 


148 


130 


151 


135 


146 


129 


149 


130 


152 


139 


147 


130 


July 


146 
146 


154 
156 


144 
144 


140 

140 


146 
146 


134 
135 


142 
143 


128 
129 


146 

145 


132 
132 


140 
140 


127 
127 


143 

143 


128 
128 


147 
147 


136 

137 


141 
140 


128 


August 


126 


September... 


144 


156 


143 


141 


144 


136 


140 


131 


144 


134 


139 


130 


141 


131 


146 


139 


140 


130 


October 


150 


155 


150 


141 


150 


136 


154 


136 


1.50 


134 


144 


129 


147 


130 


152 


138 


146 


129 


November . . . 


153 


166 


152 


142 


153 


138 


153 


135 


153 


135 


147 


130 


151 


132 


156 


141 


149 


132 


December . . . 


140 


156 


136 


138 


137 


134 


136 


130 


136 


131 


130 


124 


133 


125 


139 


135 


132 


125 



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City Document No. 40. 



GENERAL STATISTICS. 



Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used during 1910 (gallons) 

Daily average amount used through meters during 1910 

(gallons) 

Number of services February 1, 1911 . 
Number of meters in service February 1, 1911 
Number of motors under supervision February 1, 1911 
Number of elevators under supervision February 1, 1911 
Length of supply and distributing mains in miles, February 

1, 1911 

Number of public hydrants in use February 1, 1911 
Yearly revenue from annual water rates (assessed) 
Yearly revenue from metered water (assessed) . 
Percentage of total revenue from metered water 
Yearly expense of maintenance .... 



T 



87,346,700 

26,938,800 

*97,156 

18,467 

116 

579 

767.3 

8,106 
1,237,694.96 
1,527,192.80 

55.2 
$668,591.35 



* This number does not represent that actual number of services in use. Previous to 
1887 no deduction was made of the number of services abandoned. The number of serv- 
ices in use, connected to the system, is much less than the number published and there is 
no data available to determine the number correctly. 

t No revenue was derived from the meters set on existing services during the year 1910, 
all of the existing services metered during 1910 being assessed on the annual rate. The 
number of meters from which this revenue was derived was 13,000. 



Water Department. 73 



CIVIL ORGANIZATION OF THE WATERWORKS, FROM THEIR 
COMMENCEMENT TO FEBRUARY 1, 1911. 



Water Commissioners. 

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

Engineers for 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.* 

Engineers Having Charge op 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, Citv Engineer. From April 1, 1863, to November 
25, 1872. 

Thomas W. Davis, Assistant Engineer. From April 1, 1863, to Decem- 
ber 8, 1866.* 

Henry M. Wightman, Resident Engineer at Chestnut Hill 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 November 25, 1872, to March 
20, 1880. 

Henry M. Wightman, City Engineer. From April 5, 1880, to April 3, 
1885.* 

William Jackson, City Engineer. From April 21, 1885, to June 30, 
1910.* 

Desmond FitzGerald, Resident Engineer on additional supply. From 
February 20, 1889, to January 1, 1896. 

After January 4, 1850, Messrs. E. S. Chesbrough, W. S. Whitwell 
and J. Avery Richards were elected a water board, subject to the direc- 
tion of a joint standing committee of the City Council, by an ordinance 
passed December 31, 1849, which was limited to keep in force one year 
and in 1851 the Cochituate Water Board was established. 

* Deceased. 



74 City Document No. 40. 



CocHiTUATE Water Board. 
Presidents of the Board. 

Thomas Wetmore, elected in 1851, and resigned April 7, 18.56.t 
John H. Wilkins, elected in 1856, and resigned June 5, 1860. f 
Ebenezer Johnson, elected in 1860, term expired April 3, 1865. f 
Otis Norcross, elected in 1865, and resigned January 15, 1867. f 
John H. Thorndike, elected in 1867, term expired April 6, 1868. f 
Nathaniel J. Bradlee, elected April 6, 1868, and resigned January 4, 

1871. t 
Charles H. Allen, elected January 4, 1871, to May 4, 1873. f 
John A. Haven, elected May 4, 1873, to December 17, 1874. f 
Thomas Gogin, elected December 17, 1874, and resigned May 31, 1875. f 
L. Miles Standish, elected August 5, 1875, to July 31, 1876. f 

Members of the Board. 

Thomas Wetmore, 1851, 52, 53, 54 and 55. f 

John H. Wilkins, 1851, 52, 53, *56, 57, 58 and 59. f 

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

Jonathan Preston, 1851, 52, 53 and 56. f 

James W. Seaver, 1851. t 

Samuel A. Eliot^ 1851. f 

John T. Heard, 1851.t 

Adam W. Thaxter, Jr., 1852, 53, 54 and 55. f 

Sampson Reed, 1852 and 53. f 

Ezra Lincoln, 1852. f 

Thomas Sprague, 1853, 54 and 55. f 

Samuel Hatch, 1854, 55, 56, 57, 58 and 61. f 

Charles Stoddard, 1854, 55, 56 and 57. f 

William Washburn, 1854 and 55. f 

Tisdale Drake, 1856, 57, 58 and 59. f 

Thomas P. Rich, 1856, 57 and 58. f 

John T. Dingley, 1856 and 59. f 

Joseph Smith, 1856. f 

Ebenezer Johnson, 1857, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63 and 64. f 

Samuel Hall, 1857, 58, 59, 60 and 61.t 

George P. French, 1859, 60, 61, 62 and 63.t 

Ebenezer Atkins, 1859. f 

George Dennie, 1860, 61, 62, 63, 64 and 65. f 

Clement Willis, 1860. f 

G. E. Pierce, 1860. t 

Jabez Frederick, 1861, 62 and 63. f 

George Hinman, 1862 and 63. t 

John F. Pray, 1862.t 

J. C. J. Brown, 1862. f 

Jonas Fitch, 1864, 65 and 66. t 

Otis Norcross, * 1865 and 66. f 

John H. Thorndike, 1864, 65, 66 and 67. f 

Benjamin F. Stevens, 1866, 67 and 68. f 

William S. Hills, 1867.t 

Charles R. Train, 1868. f 

Joseph M. Wightman, 1868 and 69. f 



* Mj. John H. Wilkins resigned November 15, 1855, and Charles Stoddard was elected 
to fill the vacancy. Mr. Henry B. Rogers resigned October 22, 1865. Mr. Wilkins was 
re-elected February, 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 resignation of Mr. 
Wilkins. Otis Norcross resigned January 15, 1867, having been elected mayor of the city. 
Benjamin James served one year, in 1858, and was re-elected 1868. Alexander Wadsworth 
served six years, 1864-69, and was re-elected in 1872. Thomas Gogin resigned May 31, 
1875. Charles E. Powers was elected July 15 to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resigna- 
tion of Mr. Gogin. 

fDeceased. 



Water Department. 75 

Benjamin James, *1858, 68 and 69. | 

Francis A. Osborn, 1869. 

Walter E. Hawes, 1870. t 

John O. Poor, 1870. 

HoLLis R. Gray, 1870. 

Nathaniel J. Bradlee, 1863, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70 and 71. t 

George Lewis, 1868, 69, 70 and 71. t 

Sidney Squires, 1871. J 

Charles H. Hersey, 1872. 

Charles H. Allen, 1869, 70, 71 and 72. J 

Alexander Wadsworth, *1864, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 72. t 

Charles R. McLean, 1867, 73 and 74.t 

Edward P. Wilbur, 1873 and 74. t 

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

Thomas Gogin, 1873, 74 and 75.* | 

Amos L. Noyes, 1871, 72 and 75. 

William G. Thacher, 1873, 74 and 75. t 

Charles J. Prescott, 1875. t 

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

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

L. Miles Standish, 1860, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 74, 75 and 76.tt 

Charles E. Powers, *1875 and 1876. ft 

Solomon B. Stebbins, 1876. ft 

Nahum M. Morrison, 18J6.ti 

Augustus Parker, 1876. tt- 

* See note on preceding page. 

t Served until the organization of the Boston Water Board. 

i Deceased. 



1 BOSTON WATER BOARD. 

ORGANIZED JULY 31, 1876. 



*TiMOTHY T. Sawyer, from July 31, 1876, to May 5, 1879; and from 

May 1, 1882, to May 4, 1883. 
*Leonard R. Cutter, from July 31, 1876, to May 4, 1883. 
*Albert Standwood, from July 31, 1876, to May 7, 1883. 
*Francis Thompson, from May 5, 1879, to May 1, 1882. 
William A. Simmons, from May 7, 1883, to August 18, 1885. 
George M. Hobbs, from May 4, 1883, to May 4, 1885. 
John G. Blake, from May 4, 1883, to August 18, 1885. 
*WiLLiAM B. Smart, from May 4, 1885, to March 18, 1889. 
*HoRACE T. Rockwell, from August 25, 1885, to April 25, 1888.^ 
Thomas F. Doherty, from August 26, 1885, to May 5, 1890; and from 

May 4, 1891, to July 1, 1895. 
Robert Grant, from April 25, 1888, to July 17, 1893.^ 
Philip J. Doherty, from March 18, 1889, to May 4, 1891. 
*JoHN W. Leighton, from May 5, 1890, to July 1, 1895. 
William S. McNary, from August 15, 1893, to November 5, 1894.^ 
Charles W. Smith, from January 23, 1895, to July 1, 1895. 

1 Under chapter 449 of the Acts of 1895 the Boston Water Board was abolished, and 
the Water Supply and Water Income Departments consolidated and placed under the 
harge of one Water Commissioner. 

*Deceased. 2 Died in oflBce. 3 Resigned. 



76 City Document No. 40. 



1 WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles W. Smith, from July 1, 1895, to January 20, 1893.^ 
Jeremiah J. McCarthy (Acting), from January 20 to February 1, 1896. 
John R. Murphy, from. February 1, 1896, to October 17, 1899.^ 
Benjamin W. Wells (Acting), from October 17, 1899, to December 28, 

1899. 
*AuGUSTUs P. Martin, from December 28, 1899, to March 13, 1902.^ 
James Donovan (Acting), from March 14, 1902, to March 17, 1902. 
Eugene S. Sullivan, from March 17, 1902, to January 11, 1906.^ 
*William Jackson (Acting), from January 11, 1906, to March 1, 1906. 
William J. Welch, from March 1, 1906, to April 27, 1908.^ 
William E. Hannan, from April 27, 1908, to February 1,1911. 

Assistant Water Commissioners. 

Jeremiah J. McCarthy, from July 1, 1895, to Januarj^ 20, 1896. 
Edward C. Ellis, from February 17, 1896, to November 1, 1900. 
*Melvin p. Freeman, from February 7, 1900, to March 9, 1902.^ 
William H. Oakes, from November 1, 1900, to March 9, 1902.^ 
Eugene S. Sullivan, from. March 10 to March 17, 1902. 
John J. Leahy, from March 21, 1902, to March 1, 1906. 
*IsAAC RosNOSKY, from March 10, 1902, to February 12, 1909.^ 
Joseph J. Norton, from March 1, 1906, to March 26, 1908. 
James P. Lennon, from March 1, 1906, to March 26, 1908. 

Chief Clerk of the Department. 
Walter E. Swan. 

General Superintendent Income Division. 
Joseph H. Caldwell. 

Superintendent of Distribution Division. 
George H. Finneran, from March 1, 1909, to July 16, 1910. 
William J. Welch, from July 28, 1910, to present time. 

City Engineer and Engineer of the Department. 
*WiLLiAM Jackson, to June 30, 1910.^ 

1 See note on preceding page. 2 Died in office. * Resigned. 

* Deceased. 
Note. — Under authority of tjie Acts of 1909 and by an Ordinance approved November 
28, 1910, taking effect February 1, 1911, a Department of Public Works was established, 
thereby abolishing the Water Department and the office of Water Commissioner on that 
date.