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NINTH ANNUAL REPOKT 



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INDEX. 



Page 

Abatements 20 

Air-cocks 61 

Blow-off: cocks 61 

By-passes 22 

Contracts 13-15 

Elevator service 20, 21 

Electrolysis 4, 72 

Financial statement . . 1, 2, 7-12 

Fire protection 3 

Fire reservoirs 61 

Fire service 20-22, 72 

Fountains 5, 60 

Fort Point Channel 3 

Gates.. 55-57 

Harbor service 3, 70 

High service 69 

Hydrant pipes, etc 55 

Hydrants, established, abandoned, in service 57, 58 

Main pipe, laid, relaid, abandoned, etc 2, 3, 43-54, 69 

Meter service 23-29 

Maintenance work of miscellaneous character 63-65 

Metropolitan water assessments 2 

Motor service 20, 21 

" Off and On " statement 20, 21 

Organization 75 

Paving work 5 

Pipes frozen 4, 70, 71, 72 

Rainfall 73 

Report of Distribution Division 30-68 

" Engineer 69, 70 

" Income Division 16-29 

Stop-cocks 5 

Service pipes, laid and abandoned, etc 20, 62 

" " to vacant lots 5 

Shop work 66-68 

Statistics, general, of department 74 

Tapping machine 5 

Waste detection 4, 22 

Water fixtures 17, 22 

Water posts 59 

Water rates, assessed, collected, abated and outstanding 16 

u by annual charge 17, 18 

" by meter 17, 19 

Water-takers 17 



Office of the Water Commissioner, 

City Hall, Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Hon. Patrick A. Collins, 

Mayor of the City of Boston : 

Sir, — I submit herewith the ninth annual report of the 
Water Commissioner for the year ending January 31, 1904. 

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

Total receipts from all sources . . . . . . $2,989,749 27 

Balance at beginning of the year (from tax levy) . . 61,769 12 

*- _* 

Total $3,051,518 39 

Total expenditures for all purposes 2,767,006 24 

Balance at end of the year (loan) .... $284,512 15 

Total Receipts of the Year by Sources. 

Sales of water $2,301,880 24 

Service, elevator, fire, motor and stand-pipes and repairs, 

labor, materials, etc. 40,757 72 

City's proportion of entrance fees of other cities and 

towns for use of Metropolitan water system . . . 25,995 38 

Fees for summonses 1,803 00 

Shutting off and letting on water, account of repairs . 1,679 00 

Carried forward $2,372,115 34 



2 City Document No. 43. 

Brought forward $2,372,115 34 

Shutting off and letting on water, account of non-payment 

of bills 1,540 00 

Difference on cost of laying main pipes .... 1,005 00 

Use of West Roxbury pumping plant .... 749 65 

Sale of land to Town of Brookline 733 75 

Board of City Engineer's horse . ... . . 312 00 

Interest on deposits 153 05 

Rebate 2 14 



Excess of income of Cochituate Water Sinking Fund over 
requirements for the year . . . . 



Credited from taxes ....... 

Loan (Extensions of Mains, etc., issued January, 1904) 

Expenditures. 

Current expenses and extensions 
Metropolitan water assessment . 
Interest on funded debt 
Refunded water rates . 
Extension of mains, etc. (from loan) 



$2,376,610 93 

292,000 00 

$2,668,610 93 
21,138 34 

$2,689,749 27 
300,000 00 

$2,989,749 27 



$827,286 89 

1,510,857 46 

411,050 00 

2,324 04 

15,487 85 

^2,767,006 24 



For detailed account "of expenditures, condition of water 
debt, etc., etc., see statements annexed. 

The Metropolitan Water Assessment paid in December, 
1903, amounted to 11,510,857.46, an increase of $236,752.15 
over the previous assessment. The enormous increase in 
this assessment since the first payment in the year 1898 is 
shown by the following list of yearly payments : 



Year 1898 . 


$285,600 54 


" 1899 . 


411,861 54 


" 1900 . 


578,696 96 


k 1901 . 


. 1,169,105 62 


" 1902 . 


. 1,274,105 31 


" 1903 . 


. 1,510,857 46 



During the year the usual large amount of work of varied 
character incidental to the carrying on of the department 
has been accomplished. 

The main pipe work has been chiefly of a relaying char- 
acter which is to be expected from now on, as the require- 
ments of newly laid out streets appear to have decreased 
considerably, and our attention is demanded by the serious 



Water Department. 3 

condition of the mains in the older section of the city. Some 
of these mains have been in the ground for half a century 
and are in an advanced stage of decomposition; others are 
too small to give an adequate supply to the great buildings 
which it is now customary to erect. Moreover, provision 
must be made for an increased fire protection in those parts 
of the city where buildings are changing in size, character 
and value. This necessitates increasing the capacity of the 
mains and arranging the feed lines so as to give, where needed, 
an ample supply to meet the concentrated consumption which 
results from the massing of fire engines in limited areas, 
necessary in case of all large fires. 

In the relaying work done in connection with street 
improvements, our effort has been to work in harmony with 
the Street Department by immediately preceding the work 
of that department wherever possible, thus making the dis- 
turbance in the street as nearly concerted as can be, with a 
corresponding reduction in the inconvenience caused the 
public, and insuring an undisturbed pavement for several 
years as far as the water mains are concerned. 

An important feature of the work of the department dur- 
ing the past year was the rearrangement and relocation of 
water pipes and fixtures caused by the various public works 
under construction, chief of which were the East Boston 
Tunnel, the abolishment of grade crossings in Blue Hill 
avenue and Oakland street and the laying out of the Ben- 
nington street and Columbia road boulevards. 

The 30-inch main in Tremont street was relaid between 
Northampton and Rutland streets. It was found that this 
main had deteriorated greatly through the action of the soil 
in which it was laid. The relaying of this main was there- 
fore a much-needed improvement. The same may be said of 
the work of relaying about 600 feet of 40-inch main in 
Brookline avenue, thus completing the work started last 
year. 

The 30-inch high service main in Washington street, Dor- 
chester, was extended 928 feet, from Burt street towards 
Codman street. 

About 3,300 feet of 12-inch main was laid at Long Island, 
Boston Harbor, to meet the rapidly increasing consumption 
of water, due to the new buildings and forts that have been 
erected during the past few years. 

A difficult and dangerous piece of work was the laying of 
20-inch and 12-inch mains, under the tracks between Fort 
Point channel and Foundry street, under the West Fourth- 
street bridge. 



4 City Document No. 43. 

The general work incident to the maintenance of the 
department seems to be growing in extent every year. This 
of course is only natural, considering that the fixtures and 
property of the department are growing older, and conse- 
quently requiring repairs and renewal in greater amount as 
the years go by. Reference to the tables contained in the 
report of the Distribution Division, appended, will give an 
idea of the diversified character and amount of the work. 

The present winter has so far proved to be an unusually 
severe one, and much trouble and expense has been occasioned 
in keeping the hydrants in readiness for use, and in thawing 
out service pipes. It has become necessary to utilize a large 
part of the force in making daily inspections and tests of the 
hydrants to insure their being in condition for ready use. In 
a few cases in exposed locations it has been next to impossible 
to keep the hydrants from freezing during the extreme cold 
spells. Fortunately, however, up to the present time no 
serious results have been experienced therefrom. 

More service pipes have been frozen during the present 
winter than for many years past. This of course was due 
to the great depth reached by the frost, and the shallow cov- 
ering of the pipes in some localities. 

The method of thawing frozen services heretofore in vogue 
I found to be crude and old-fashioned, requiring much time 
and consequently causing much hardship to those deprived 
of water. I have recently caused to be tried a method of 
thawing the pipes by electricity, and I am pleased to say that 
it has so far proved successful. Should the next winter be 
as severe as the present one I shall very likely employ the 
electrical method generally. (A detailed description of the 
process is given in the City Engineer's report appended.) 

Electrolysis investigation has proceeded consistently 
through the year with the result that we are finding an 
increasing amount of electrical current in our pipes and 
fixtures, with a corresponding deterioration of the same. 
Something must be done to restrict these stray currents, and 
I have reason to believe that the different companies respon- 
sible are doing what they can along such lines. The progress 
is necessarily slow, as the problem is a new one and can be 
solved only by continued experimenting. 

Particular attention was paid during the year to the sub- 
ject of waste, and a special inspection, wherein the Deacon 
system was utilized, was made under the direction of the 
Engineering Division of the department. Several large leaks 
were discovered and stopped, and much valuable data 
obtained by which the house inspection force of the Income 



Water Department. 5 

Division was accurately guided in its work of inside inspec- 
tion. 

The Church stop-cocks, installed some years ago in large 
numbers, are practically useless through corrosion and break- 
ing of the rods, and are being replaced as rapidly as possible 
by a new type of shut-off cock. 

The use of the Smith tapping machine has been extended 
during the past year, so that connections are now made with 
mains as large as twelve inches in size, without shutting 
down the main, thus doing away with much inconvenience to 
the public by being deprived of water while such work is 
going on. 

The cold water fountains have been operated successfully 
during the past summer, evidently to the satisfaction of the 
public in general. The ice used in these fountains was fur- 
nished by the Boston and Independent Ice Companies, at the 
rate of $3 per ton, delivered into the fountain boxes in blocks. 

The plain block and macadam pavement of former years, 
which is being rapidly replaced by asphalt, bituminous mac- 
adam, and pitch and pebble pavement with cement base, all 
of which are expensive and have to be replaced by this 
department when disturbed to permit of the prosecution of 
our work, tend largely to swell the expenditures of this 
department each year. 

I deem it my duty to call the attention of your Honor to 
the desirability of securing a modification of the Act of 1891, 
chapter 323, so far as it relates to the laying of service 
pipes in new streets constructed under said Act. The intent 
of this law was to obviate the necessity for digging up streets 
after once being constructed, but the object is by no means 
accomplished. There are many serious objections to the 
practice of laying service pipes to vacant lots, and the experi- 
ence of this department has shown the folly of attempting 
to anticipate the needs for water supplies. Many of the 
service pipes laid are useless, owing to the fact that large 
buildings are frequently erected covering several lots, as, for 
instance, when the Horticultural and Checkering Halls were 
erected on Huntington avenue this department was obliged 
to abandon seven vacant lot pipes which were laid to supply 
lots covered by these buildings, which really required only 
two pipes, one of which was entered from Massachusetts 
avenue. The asphalt paving had to be cut in order to plug 
these useless pipes, and the long lengths of lead pipe left in 
the ground are a total loss. This is one of many cases that 
might be cited. This matter has been referred to by my 
predecessors in previous reports, but so far as I am aware no 



6 City Document No. 43. 

steps have ever been taken towards modifying or repealing 
the Act. The law so far as it pertains to the extension of 
mains in new streets has proved satisfactory. 

Reports in detail of work performed in the Income and 
Distribution divisions and the Engineering Department will 
be found annexed herewith. 

Respectfully, 

Eugene S. Sullivan, 

Water Commissioner. 



Water Department. 



Details of Expenditures, under the appropriation for Cur- 
rent Expenses and Extensions, for the fiscal year ending 
January 31, 1904. (From Revenue.) 

Salaries and wages : 

Eugene S. Sullivan, Commissioner . . $5,000 00 

Assistant Commissioners : 
Isaac Rosnosky ...... 3,000 00 

John J. Leahy 3,000 00 

Chief Clerk and Secretary . . . 3,000 00 

Employees 541,039 48 

1555,039 48 

Water-pipe and other castings ...... 151,492 79 

Stable : 
Hay, grain, straw, and board i# *. . $7,803 56 

Vehicles and repairs .... 3,353 40 

Horseshoeing, veterinary services, etc. . 2,634 34 

Horses, purchase of 2,100 00 

Harnesses and repairs, etc. . . . 1,038 82 

16,930 12 

Tools, machinery, and repairs of same, iron, steel, hard- 
ware, and small supplies . . . . . . ' . 12,991 17 

Lead and lead pipe 12,467 23 

Meters : 

New meters $10,827 50 

Repairs and extra parts .... 1,260 91 

12,088 41 

Repairs and alterations of buildings, streets and struct- 
ures 9,839 80 

Lumber . . 8,334 40 

Blasting and excavating pipe trenches .... 7,397 43 

Travelling expenses and transportation of employees . 7,257 05 

Teaming and freight 6,290 25 

Printing 4,341 92 

Salt 4,320 30 

Fuel 3,778 19 

Telephone service . 1,786 30 

Stationery, postage, etc . 1,397 63 

Gravel and crushed stone . . . ... . . 1,168 79 

Oils 844 59 

Bricks 479 00 

Rents . 420 00 

Waterproof clothing 411 09 

Cement and sand 369 05 

Taxes 363 00 

Land, Whitehall pond, taken in 1890 325 00 

Gas 287 79 

Breaking up water-pipe 244 00 

Badges 220 00 

Professional and expert services 153 00 

Advertising 146 29 

Insurance on boilers 100 00 

Salt hay 90 88 

Drain-pipe 90 67 

Furniture . 52 10 

Ice 37 63 

Premium on surety bonds 25 00 

$821,580 35 

Damages 5,706 54 

$827,286 89 



8 



City Document No. 43. 



Expenditure under the appropriation for Extension of 
Mains, etc. (From Loan.) 



Camden Iron Works, on account of contract for water- 
pipes 



$15,487 85 



There was also expended by the Water Department the 
sum of $3,477.14 for ice for drinking fountains, under an 
order of the City Council of June 2, 1903, appropriating 
15,000 from the Reserve Fund. 



COST OF CONSTRUCTION AND CONDITION OF THE 

WATER DEBT. 



Cost of construction of Water Works to February 
1903 

Cost of construction of Water Works to February 
1904 



1, 



Increase during the year 

Stock on hand February 1, 1903 .... 
Stock on hand February 1, 1904 . 

Increase during the year . . . , . 

The outstanding Water Loans February 1, 1903, were 
The outstanding Water Loans February 1, 1904, were 

Decrease during the year 

The Water Sinking-Fund February 1, 1903, was 
The Water Sinking-Fund February 1, 1904, was 

Decrease during the year ..... 

Net Water Debt February 1, 1903 .... 
Net Water Debt February 1, 1904 . 

Increase during the year ..... 



$15,908,322 79 

16,025,824 04 

$117,501 25 

$114,617 38 
152,398 21 

$37,780 83 

$9,501,000 00 
8,227,000 00 

$1,274,000 00 

$8,893,615 94 
7,337,902 79 

$1,555,713 15 

$607,384 06 
889,097 21 



,713 15 



The outstanding Water Loans on this date, February 1, 
1904, are as follows : 



Loans. 
6 per cent. Currency, 
6 
6 
6 

5 " " Gold Loan, 
Currency, 



Date of 
Maturity. 

Due Jan., 1905 . 

" April, 1905 . 

" July, 1905 . 

" Oct., 1905 . 

" Oct., 1905 . 

" Jan., 1906 . 



Amount. 
$3,000 00 
53,700 00 
10,000 00 
6,000 00 
887,000 00 
80,550 00 



Carried forward, $1,040,250 00 



Water Department. 











Date of 




Loans. 




Maturity. 


Brought forward, . 


. 


. . 


6 per cent 


Currency, 


Due April, 1906 


5 L 


4 u 


Gold Loan, 


44 


April, 1906 


5 4 


( u 


44 


44 


Oct., 1906 


6 ' 


( (i 


Currency, 


44 


Oct., 1906 


6 ' 


l 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1907 


6 ' 


4 u 


4t 


44 


April, 1907 


6 ' 


( (I 


14 


44 


July, 1907 


5 ' 


4 u 


Currency Loan, 


44 


Oct., 1907 


5 ' 


4 (( 


44 44 


44 


April, 1908 


4 ' 


I 11 


Loan, 


Due July, 


4i ' 


4 » 4, 


44 


44 


Oct., 1909 


4 ' 


I U 


44 


44 


April, 1910 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


April. 1912 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1913 


4 ' 


4 (4 


44 


44 


Jan., 1914 


4 ' 


I 41 


44 


44 


April, 1914 


4 ' 


( 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1914 


4 ' 


C 44 


44 


44 


April, 1915 


4 ' 


( 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1915 


4 l 


4 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1916 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


April, 1916 


4 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1916 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1917 


81 ' 


4 44 


4 4 


44 


April, 1917 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


April, 1917 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


July, 1917 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1917 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1918 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


April, 1918 


3i ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


July, 1918 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1918 


4 ' 


4 44 


(4 


44 


April, 1919 


8* ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1919 


4 ' 


( 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1919 


Si ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Nov., 1919 


3i ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1920 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1920 


4 l 


4 44 


44 


44 


April, 1921 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1921 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Jan., 1922 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


April, 1922 


4 ' 


4 (4 


44 


44 


Oct., 1922 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


4 4 


Oct., 1923 


4 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


Oct., 1924 


3i ' 


4 t l 


44 


44 


Oct., 1027 


81 ' 


4 44 


44 


44 


July, 1929 



Total 



Amount. 

$1,040,250 00 

8,750 00 

549,000 00 

1,793,000 00 

4,000 00 

7,000 00 

5,000 00 

1,000 00 

1,000 00 

12,000 00 

70,000 00 

268,000 00 

277,000 00 

324,000 00 

56,000 00 

459,000 00 

18,500 00 

16,000 00 

45,700 00 

23,000 00 

8,000 00 

28,500 00 

11,300 00 

21,000 00 

275,000 00 

6,000 00 

7,000 00 

158,700 00 

20,000 00 

6,300 00 

100,000 00 

95,000 00 

200,000 00 

2,000 00 

190,000 00 

122,000 00 

70,000 00 

303,000 00 

100,000 00 

162,500 00 

100,000 00 

75,000 00 

200,000 00 

26,275 00 

526,225 00 

25,000 00 

410,000 00 

$8,227,000 00 



..fismappimam 



Si per cent. Loans 



4* 

5 

5 



Summary. 



Currency Loans 

Gold 

Loans 



$1,004,000 00 

3,534,000 00 

268,000 00 

13,000 00 

3,229,000 00 

179,000 00 



Total 



5,227,000 00 



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Cochituate Water Debt, Gross and Net, 

At the Close of Each Fiscal Tear. 



Fiscal Year. 



Gross Debt. 



Sinking-funds. 



Xet 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 



i$2,129 

3,787 

4,463 

4,955 

5,209 

5,972 

5,432 

5,403 

5,230 

5,031 

4,724 

4,754 

3,846 

3,455 

3,012 

2,992 

2,992 

2,942 

3,152 

3,370 

3,867 

5,107 

5,731 

6,482 

6,812 

6,912 

7,863 

8,123 

9,735 
11,548 
11,545 
11,753 
11,697 
11,631 
11,631 
11,955 
12.S82 
13,045 
13,491 
14,142 
14,741.273 
14,941.273 
15,696,273 
16,267,773 
16,423,773 
16,758,773 
17,055,273 
17,761,273 
18,261,273 
18,261,273 
17,911,273 
17,121,273 
17,306,273 
11,960,273 
11,351,917 

9,501,000 

8,227,000 



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613 
223 
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261 
961 
961 
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211 
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711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
711 
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273 
273 
273 
273 
273 
273 
473 
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$1,100,000 00 
1,185,049 67 
1,268,234 97 
1,372,953 62 
1,533,890 28 
1,560,917 83 
1,709,492 60 
2,043,764 73 
2,143,847 85 
1,771,692 92 
1,9S9,300 88 
2,281,857 89 
2,607,768 46 
2,746,505 58 
3,106,323 82 
3,385,201 26 
3,947,616 92 
4,373,304 09 
4,864,092 54 
5,440,819 47 
5,979,297 80 
6,471,545 34 
7, 019.05S 3S 
7,649,504 87 
8,444,773 55 
9,099,966 39 
9,704,387 99 
9,852,760 01 
9,487,119 88 
9,870,223 90 
10,144,647 08 
10,422,449 77 
8,893,615 94 
7,337,902 79 



$2,129,056 
3,787,328 
4,463,205 
4,955,613 
5,209,223 
5,972,976 
5,432,261 
5,403,961 
5,230,961 
5,031,961 
4,724,961 
4,754,461 
3,846,211 
3,455,211 
3,012,711 
2,992,711 
2,992,711 
2,942,711 
3,152,711 
3,370,711 
3,867,711 
5,107,711 
5,731,711 
5,382,711 
5,627,661 
5,644,476 
6,490,757 
6,589,820 
8,174,793 
9,839,218 
9,501,509 
9,609,426 
9,925,581 
9,641,973 
9,349,416 
9,347,505 
10,135,768 
9,939,150 
10,106,272 
10,194,657 
10,367,969 
10,077,181 
10,255,454 
10,288,476 
9,952,228 
9,739,715 
9,405,769 
9,316,500 
9,161,307 
8,556,885 
8,058,513 
7,634,154 
7,436,050 
1,815,626 
929,467 
607,384 
8S9.097 



1 No account taken of amounts borrowed temporarily from 1846 to 1852 and after- 
wards funded by tbe issue of water bonds tbat figure in'this statement. 



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City Document No. 43. 



REPORT OF INCOME DIVISION. 



Boston, February 1, 1904. 

Mr. Eugene S. Sullivan, 

Water Commissioner : 

Dear Sir, — Herewith follows the annual report of the 
Income Division, Water Department. The report of the Meter 
Service Division covers the financial year ending January 31, 
1904; the remainder of the report is rendered for the calen- 
dar year ending December 31, 1903 — it being impracticable, 
owing to the nature of our accounts, to render it for the 
financial year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. H. Caldwell, 

G-eneral Superintendent, Income Division. 



TABLE I. 

Statement of Water Rates, January 2, 1904. 



Account of 
Year. 



Amount 
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Amount 
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Amount 
Collected. 



Balance 
Outstanding. 



1894 

1895 

1896, 

1897, 

1898 

1899 

1900 

1901, 

1902 

1903 



$2,163,625 70 

' 2,266,519 08 

2,568,246 04 

2,630,413 37 

2,342,804 58 

2,414,731 72 

2,197,026 64 

12,264,845 26 

% 2,327,899 90 

% 2,384,634 68 



$51,615 19 

55,409 79 

* 95,157 39 

53,864 09 

1235,414 43 

1257,930 16 

46,457 05 

45,559 17 

42,674 02 

32,775 01 



12,112,006 01 


2,211,008 55 


2,473,083 65 


2,576,549 28 


2,107,390 15 


2,156,246 26 


2,150,124 59 


2,217,869 38 


2,283,765 08 


2,064,284 83 



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555 30 

445 00 
1,416 71 
1,460 80 

287,574 84 



Above amounts for years 1894, 1895, 1896, and 1897 include both Cochituate and Mys- 
tic supply accounts. The contracts to supply Chelsea, Somerville, and Everett with 
Mystic water were abrogated by tbe Metropolitan Water Act on 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. 

% No City Department accounts in these amounts, such charges having been abol- 
ished by an order of tbe City Council, approved by the Mayor on March 5, 1900. 



Water Department. 



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TABLE II. 

Number of Classified Water Takers during 1903. 



Number. 



By annual rates 

By meter rates 

City supplies of all kinds 

Total 



95,083 
5,132 
9,115 



109,330 



TABLE III. 

Kind and Number of Fixtures in Use December 31, 1903. 



Number. 



Bath-tubs 

Bowls , 

Foot-tubs 

Sinks 

Taps 

Urinals, automatic 
" otherwise 

Wash-tubs , 

Water-closets 

Total fixtures , 



80,681 

120,380 

413 

184,656 

30,419 

4,996 

520 

128,924 

177,371 



728,360 



18 



City Document No. 43. 



TABLE IV. 

Water at Annual Rates. 



Classification. 



Number, 



Amount. 



Armories 

Bakeries 

Bath-houses 

Building purposes 

Cemeteries 

Churches 

Cistern rilling 

Clubs 

Depots and stations 

Dispensaries 

Dwelling-houses 

Fountains 

Freight-houses 

Greenhouses. 

Gymnasiums 

Halls 

Hand-hose 

Hospitals and asylums 

Hotels 

Laboratories 

Laundries 

Libraries and museums 

Manufactories 

Model houses 

Motors 

Offices 

Photographers 

Puddling trenches 

Kestaurants and lunch rooms 

Kink 

Saloons 

Schools 

Shops 

Street watering 

Shipping r. 

Stables 

Steam and gas engines 

Stores 

Theatres 

Towers 

Totals 



2 
281 

1 
603 

5 
246 

o 

208 

58 

3 

54,084 

4 

12 

56 

4 

135 

8,927 

55 

1 

3 

473 

6 

15 

14,594 

4 

1,783 

42 

14 

488 

1 

5Q9 

79 

3,068 

9 

4 

3,150 

147 

6,003 

1 

2 




$40 50 

3,734 00 

17 00 

8,194 28 

24 92 

2,910 25 

72 68 

3,025 63 

1,276 58 

44 50 

793,575 04 

32 00 

150 00 

979 83 

77 58 

2,159 29 

44,635 00 

4.014 75 
350 00 

99 00 

9.015 81 
87 50 

282 17 

276,035 56 

20 00 

15,447 64 

1,030 75 

876 25 

8,000 90 

60 13 

20,160 59 

1,359 00 

28,168 84 

354 73 

95 00 

22,669 53 

1,876 24 

68,766 91 

10 00 

20 00 



$1,319,750 38 



Water, Department. 



19 



Table V. 

Water at Meter Rates. 



Classification. 



Number. 



Quantity of 

Water Consumed, 

Cubic Feet. 



Amount 
Assessed. 



Bakeries 

Bath-houses 

Boarding-houses 

Bottling establishments 

Breweries 

Cemeteries 

Chemicals 

Club-houses , 

Distilleries , 

Electrical companies , 

Elevators and motors 

Factories 

Fish-houses 

Gas-works 

Greenhouses 

Halls 

Hospitals 

Hotels 

Iron-works 

Laundries 

Markets 

Mills and engines 

Model houses .• 

Navy Yard and barracks 

Offices, stores and shops 

Oil-works 

Public institutions 

Saloons and restaurants 

Schools 

Slaughtering houses 

Stables 

Steam and street railways . . . 

Stone-works 

Sugar refineries 

Tanneries 

Theatres 

Warehouses 

Wharves and shipping 

Total 



23 

9 

99 

37 

24 

4 

5 

39 

5 

8 

503 

231 

29 

14 

11 

20 

19 

122 

34 

58 

2 

80 

1,181 

9 

1,614 

4 

7 

356 

50 

3 

349 

59 

7 

1 

5 

18 

21 

73 



1,742,000 

854,000 

6,591,000 

2,967,000 

22,073,000 

859,000 

2,078,000 

9,913,000 

1,154,000 

24,095,000 

39,772,000 

41,945,000 

1,591,000 

12,405,000 

795,000 

1,554,000 

10,311,000 

88,772,000 

9,847,000 

13,931,000 

150,000 

14,507,000 

70,911,000 

19,699,000 

165,076,000 

343,000 

18,887,000 

21,116,000 

7,083,000 

1,519,000 

16,148,000 

204,180,000 

1,142,000 

31,483,000 

366,000 

4,483,000 

8,117,000 

23,583,000 



5,132 



902,042,000 



$2,281 90 
1,144 70 
8,912 35 
3,977 30 

27.044 30 
1,069 10 
2,579 20 

12,375 20 
1,472 70 

23.045 60 
52,076 76 
53,825 37 

2,119 10 

14,554 40 

1,038 30 

2,043 00 

12,471 50 

107,460 48 

12,438 10 

18,315 45 

205 80 

18,237 02 

96,565 25 

17,704 35 

215,538 05 

470 10 

22,813 40 

28,13S 50 

9,152 40 

1,876 90 

22,224 42 

190,377 43 

1,476 90 

26,010 40 

502 30 

5,697 00 

9,736 35 

29,542 54 



L,056,513 92 



20 



City Document No. 43. 



Table VI. 

Number and Amounts of Abatements Allowed during the Year 1903. 



On Account of Assessments for Yeah. 



Number. 



Amount. 



1901 

1902 

1903 

Total, 




$295 08 
21,909 40 
32,775 01 



$54,979 49 



Table VII. 

New Elevator, Motor, Fire, and Service Pipes, 

Elevator pipes 

Motor pipes 

Fire pipes 

Service pipes 

Total 



21 

7 

31 

963 



1,022 



Table VIII. 

Turning ■ Water Off and On 

For repairs of mains 

For repairs of services 

For non-payment of water bills 

For waste 

Turned on first time , 

Vacancies 

Total 



803 

3,365 

2,007 

4 

998 
3,982 



11,159 



Water Department. 21 

Table IX. 

Off and On Receipts. 



Received for turning water off and on for repairs — de- 
posited with City Collector 



,667 50 



Table X. 

Elevator, Motor, and Fire Pipe Service, for the Year 
Ending December 31, 1903. 

Elevators. 

Under supervision December 31, 1902 . . . 578 

Discontinued during the year ..... 7 

Changed to electric 5 

— 12 

— 566 
New elevators inspected and accepted during the year . . 22 

Under supervision December 31, 1903 . . . . . 588 

Changed to tank and metered water, and still under super- 
vision ........... 53 

Inspections made ......... 440 

Accuracy tests made ......... 233 

Registering inaccurately and repaired by owners ... 67 

Wasting water and repaired by owners ..... 20 

Clock cord broken and repaired by owners .... 17 

Clock hands off, or glass broken, and repaired by owners . 23 

Motors. 

Under supervision December 31, 1902 . . . 129 

Discontinued ........ 2 

Placed on meter 3 

Changed to electric ....... 2 

— 7 

— 122 
New motors added to service during the year .... 8 

Under supervision December 31, 1903 130 

Motors on meter 16 

Inspections made 83 

Measured ........... 8 

Tested 42 

Registering inaccurately and repaired by owners ... 7 

Not registering and repaired by owners ..... 5 

Wasting water and repaired by owners 8 

Fire Service. 

Premises under supervision December 31, 1902 . . . 459 

Supervision discontinued 7 

452 
Premises equipped during the year ...... 22 

Premises under supervision December 31, 1903 . . . 474 



22 



City Document No. 43. 



Inspection of premises ...... 

Total number of inspections of outlet valves . 
Total number of inspections of hydrant inspections 
Total number of valves sealed and resealed 
Total number of hydrant valves sealed and resealed 

By-passes. 

Meter by-passes under supervision December 31, 1902 
Discontinued ........ 



By-passes, additional .... 
Under supervision December 31, 1903 



Inspections made 
Kesealed 



3,225 
34,642 

738 

2,958 

128 



40 

2 

38 
3 

41 

192 
14 



Table XI. 

Waste Detection. 
Water Inspection. 



Number. 



Waste reports 

First examinations . . 
Second examinations 
Third examinations. 
Fourth examinations. 
Fine notices issued. . 



12,715 

12,715 

12,233 

2,679 

323 

51 



Table XII. 

Defective Fixtures and Waste. 



Number. 



Tank fixtures leaking 

Faucets leaking 

Bursts 

Water-closets leaking 
Wilful waste 



11,202 

5,] 64 

456 

299 

22 



Water Department. 



23 



Table XIII. 

Meter Service. 

Statement of Meiers for Tear Ending January 31, 1904. 

Meters belonging to department January 31, 1903 .... 5,189 

Purchased during the year ........ 161 

Found in service 1 



Condemned during year 
Lost in service . 



Meters belonging to department January 31, 1904 . 



5,351 

70 
. 5,281 



Table XIV. 

Distribution of Meters January 81, 1904. 

In service 4,727 

At department shop . . . 554 



Table XV. 



5,281 



General Statement of Work Performed on Meters During Year 
Ending January 31, 1904. 



Meters. 



Boxes. 



Applied 

Discontinued 

Changed 

Changed location 

Tested 

Repaired at shop 

Repaired at factory 

Repaired in service 

Abandoned 

Examined 

Hayed 

Condemned 

Purchased 

Meters in service 

Private meters applied 

Private meters in service . . . 
Meters at department shop 




63 



235 
12 



24 



City Document No. 43. 



Table XVI. 

Meters Applied. 







Diameter 


in Inches. 






Totals. 




6 


4 


3 


2 


i% 


1 


% 


% 






1 


3 
1 
3 


4 

7 

16 


7 
1 

11 
1 


14 
12 
25 


36 
14 
36 
11 
2 


71 
1 


136 






35 




4 


1 


97 




12 


Nash 










2 












2 


1 


3 


B. W. W 










2 
1 




2 














1 


















Totals 


4 


2 


7 


27 


22 


52 


102 


72 


288 







Table XVII. 

Meters Discontinued. 







Diameter in 


Inches. 




Totals. 




4 


3 


2 


1% 


1 


3/ 


% 


Crown 


1 


5 
1 


4 
2 

5 


5 
5 

2 
2 


13 

18 
5 
3 


24 
9 
2 

31 
5 


43 


95 


Worthington 


35 




1 


15 


Metropolitan 


36 


B. W. W 








5 


E mpire 










1 
1 


1 


Disc 














1 


















Totals 


2 


6 


11 


14 


41 


71 


43 


188 







Water Department. 



25 



Table XVIII. 

Meters Purchased. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals. 




6 


4 


3 


2 


IK 


1 


% 




5 


3 

1 


11 


24 


32 


42 


36 

7 


153 




8 
















Totals 


5 


4 


11 


24 


32 


42 


43 


161 







Table XIX. 
Meters Repaired at Factory. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals. 




4 


3 


2 


l l A 


1 


X 












14 
6 
1 
2 


12 

6 


26 






2 


3 


I 


18 






1 












2 










2 
1 


2 


Hersey 


1 








5 


7 










Totals 


1 


2 


3 


4 


23 


23 


56 







Table XX. 

Meters Condemned. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals. 




2 1 


% 


H 


Metropolitan 




2 
15 


30 

11 

3 

1 


l 


33 




3 


29 


B. W. W 


3 


Crown 






1 










Totals 


3 


17 


45 


1 


66 







26 



City Document No. 43. 



Table XXI. 

Meters Repaired in Service. 



Cause of Repairs. 



Clock broken 

Ratchet broken 

Glass broken 

Cover broken 

Coupling leak 

Spindle leak 

Valve leak 

Gear loose 

Clock bound 

Did not mesh , 

Irregular registration . 



Carried forward. 



Number 



35 

5 

22 

27 

38 

55 

3 

12 

12 

4 

11 



224 



Cause oe Repairs. 



Brought forward. 

Hands broken 

Body leak 

Defaced 

Gasket 

Pawl stuck 

Rust 

Stop cock leak 

Spindle broken 

Intermediate worn.. . 



Total. 



Number. 



224 
9 
2 
10 
1 
6 
1 
2 
5 
2 



262 



Table XXII. 

Meters Changed. 



Cause. 



Number. 



For test 

Irregular registration 

Stoppage 

No force.. 

Frost 

Solder 

Gravel 

Heat 

Leak at body 

Leak at spindle 

Clock broken 

Piston bound 

Piston broken.. 

Gear bound 

Carried forward. 



183 

118 

20 

3S 

41 

13 

10 

6 

10 

8 

26 

14 

14 

12 



513 



Cause. 



Number. 



Brought forward 

Gear broken 

Gear worn 

Did not mesh 

Enlargement 

Ratchet broken 

Rust 

Spindle broken 

Sbaft broken 

Cover broken 

Clock bound ... 

Bar worn 

Relocate 

Valve broken 

Total 



513 

44 

3 

34 

27 

8 

21 

5 

6 

3 

5 

3 



682 



Water Department. 



27 



Table XXIII. 

Meters in Service January 31, 1904. 









Diameter 


in Inches. 




Totals. 




6 


4 


3 


2 


1% 


1 




% 




2 
10 


17 
45 


31 
51 


139 

82 

1 

52 


121 

166 

19 

76 


491 

375 

88 

132 


330 

450 

460 

212 

35 

4 

1 


1 

1,218 
2 

20 

3 

2 


1,132 
2,397 




570 


B. W. W 


6 


6 


17 


521 
35 










2 


3 


2 


14 










3 








6 
3 


5 


12 
1 

6 


1 

2 
5 


24 








2 
2 


1 


9 








13 


Gem 


1 


4 






5 










2 






2 


Torrent 


1 














1 


Ball & Fitts 


1 














1 




















Totals 


20 


72 


109 


281 


404 


1,098 


1,496 


1,247 


4,727 







Table XXIV. 

Private Meters Set. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals. 




6 


H 


l 


! 


§ 


Crown 


1 


l 


l 






3 











28 



City Document No. 43. 



Table XXV. 

Private Meters in Service. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals 




6 


4 


3 


2 li 


1 


1 


f 




3 


2 


2 
2 

1 


5 


10 


4 
3 


2 


5 
2 


33 




5 
1 




12 








2 




2 












2 














1 




1 


















Totals 


5 


2 


5 


11 


10 


7 


3 


7 


50 







Table XXVI. 

Meters at Department Shop January 31, 1904. 





Diameter in Inches. 


Totals. 




6 


4 


3 


2 


l£ 


1 


1 


5. 

8 


"Worthington 




4 
1 
4 


2 

4 
6 


10 
4 
5 
3 


6 
4 
9 

1 


63 
5 
3 

42 


63 

29 

9 

139 


6 
105 

3 
4 


154 






152 


Hersey 


1 


37 




185 










8 
















1 


5 




1 


1 


4 


2 






8 




1 








1 


Ball & Fitts 








1 




1 


1 


2 














1 
















2 
1 
1 


2 
















1 
















1 












1 


1 


2 


















Totals 


2 


10 


16 


25 


22 


114 


246 


119 


554 







Water Department. 



29 



Hersey, 



f-inch 



Crown, 



1 

H 

2 
3 
4 
6 



1 

li 

2 
3 
4 



Worthington, f 





t; 


1 




tt 


H 




u 


2 




11 


3 




it 


4 




CI 


6 


B. W 


. w., 


* 


Metropolitan 


* 




tc 


f 




u 


1 




tt 


n 




tt 


2 


Lambert, 


t 


n 




* 


u 




1 


(I 




H 


It 




2 



20 

221 

135 

85 

57 

23 

10 

7 



558 



1,323 

479 

380 

170 

86 

55 

46 

10 



7 

393 

554 

127 

149 

33 

21 

2 



-2,549 



■1,286 
37 



2 

599 

130 

20 

4 



755 



17 



Thomson, 




inch 


tt 


t 


a 


Gem, 


2 


tt 


it 


3 


u 


4 I 


4 


u 


l( 


6 


u 


Trident, 


1 


(I 


Empire, 


1 


tt 


tt 


1 


u 


(I 


li 


tt 



Nash, 



u 
tt 

IC 


1 
3 


Disc, 

tt 
tt 


1 

1* 

2 
3 


Ball & Fitts, 

tt 

it 


I 
2 
3 


Torrent, 


6 


Champion, 


t 


Rogers, 


4 



2 

13 

5 



13 
2 



14 



10 



26 



5,281 



30 



City Document No. 43. 



REPORT OF THE DISTRIBUTION DIVISION. 



Office of the Supeeintendent, 
710 Albany Street, February 1, 1904. 

Eugene S. Sullivan, Esq., 

Water Commissioner : 

Sir, — I herewith submit in tabular form the annual 
report of the Distribution Division for the year ending 
January 31, 1904. 

Respectfully yours, 

William J. Welch, 

Superintendent. 



Statement of Location, Size, and Number of Feet of Main Pipe 
Extended during the Year ending January 31, 1904. 

Note. — C. P. indicates City Proper; Box., Roxbury; W. R., West Roxbury; Bri., 
Brighton; Dor., Dorchester; So. B., South Boston; E. B., East Boston; 
Chsri., Charlestown; B. H., Boston Harbor. 



Location. 





£ 






o 






1-3 <£ 




^ 


^s 




© 


o> 










CD 


'si 


CD 


Q 


*7* 
H4 


W 



Washington st Between Burt and Codman sts Dor 



Haven ave 

Massachusetts ave. 



A st. 



Melcher st. 



Private way (nat- 
ural contin- 
uation of Mt. 
Washington 
ave.") 



Mason st. 
School st. 



Wapping st. 



From Blue Hill ave.. 
Clapp st. 



Between 
bridge. 



and railroad 



Between private way (natural con- 
tinuation of Mt. Washington ave.) 
and Wormwood st 



Between Wormwood and Congress 
sts 



Between A and Summer sts. 



" Granite and A sts 

At Bow st. . . ." 

Between High and Summer sts. 
At Navy Yard 

Total, 16-inch 



So. B. 



Chsn. 



II. 
II. 

L. 



30-in. 



16-in. 



92S 



209 
231 

512 

1,065 
228 



360 

20 

186 

9 

2,820 



Wateb Department. 



31 



Statement of Main Pipe Extended — Continued. 



Location. 





£ 






o . 




. 


1-5 & 




+=> 


o 




V 






fH„ 


°t 






rd © 


© 


• rH 


bcc/3 


N 


P 


tn 


m 



Board of Survey 
Street No. 713.... 

Ritchie st 

La Grange st 

Weld st 

Wallingford road. 

Blue Hill ave 

Columbia road 

Geneva ave 

Greenock st 

Kilton st 

Mt. Vernon st 

Normandy st 

Old Colony ave 

Roseclair st 

Shoreham st 

A st 

Binford st 

C st 

Columbia road 

Old Colony ave.... 
Passageway 

Pittsburg st 

Private way 

Bennington st 



Between Southampton and Leather- 
bee sts 



Between Columbus ave. and Mar- 
cella st 



From Martin st. 



Between Washington and Swallow 
sts 



At Walter st. 



Between Leamington road and 
Chestnut Hill ave 



Opposite Rockville st. (connection 
between 12-inch and 6-inch) 



Between Moseley and Dorchester 
aves 



Between Everton and Olney sts. 



Blue Hill ave. and Har- 
vard st 



Harvard and Athelwold 
sts 



At Shoreham st. 



Between Shoreham st. and Old Col- 
ony ave 



Between Columbia road and Seaver 
st 

At Mt. Vernon st., under Columbia 
road bridge 



From Boston st 

Between Boston and Greenhalge sts 

" Carson and Mt. Vernon sts 

" Binford and Wormwood 
sts. (connection between 
12-inch and 6-inch).. . 



" A st. and passageway 

" First and Anchor sts 

" Champney and Hyde sts 

At Hyde st. and Columbia road 



Between Binford and Wormwood 
sts 



Between Congress st. and railroad 
tracks 



Off A st., between Melcher and Con- 
gress sts 



Between Walley st. and Leverett ave. 
Carried forward 



Rox. 
W.R. 


L. 

H. 
H. 


n 


H. 


<< 


H. 


Bri. 


H. 


Dor. 


H. 


a 


L. 


<< 


H. 


<< 


H. 


(i 


H. 


«( 


L. 


(< 


L. 


K 


H. 


(i 


L. 


<< 


L. 


" 


L. 


i< 


L. 


So.B. 


L. 


(< 


L. 


«( 


L. 


(< 


L. 


<t 


L. 


a 


L. 


i< 


L. 


<( 


L. 


E.B. 


L. 


1 





12-in, 



576 

493 
240 

1,098 

38 

630 

30 

369 
120 

690 

287 
55 

193 

48 

ISO 
170 

501 
27 

17 

300 

869 

564 

20 

271 

700 

10 
187 

8,683 



32 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Extended.— Continued. 



Location. 





i> 












O . 






*i o 




-w 


" « 










U 


o > 

rS3 S 


© 




cfcCO 




ft 




OQ 



Bennington st. 
(north side) 



Boardman st. 
Overlook st.. 
Saratoga St.. 



Long Island 



Carleton st — 
St. Botolph st. 



Mendum st 

Speedway 

Alpha road 

Florida st 

Johnston road — 



Tonawanda st. 
Pittsburg st. .. 

Third st 

Saratoga st — 



Blanford st. 



Congress st 

Court st. (north 
side) 



Cummington st. 

Exchange pi. . 
Hale st 



Post Office sq. 
(east side) 



* State st. 



Brought forward. 

At Saratoga st 

" Ford st 

" Waldemar ave — 



Between Ford st. and B. 
L. R.R 



ft. B. 



South from connection between 12- 
inch and 6-inch lines, opposite 
Rainsford Island 



Total, 12-inch. 



Bet. Berwick park and Yarmouth st. . 

At south side of Gainsboro st 

South from Gainsboro st 

At Walter st 

From Telford st 

Between Park and Waldeck sts 

" Ashmont and Templeton sts. 

" Blue Hill ave. and Harvard 
st 



Claybourne and Greenbrier 
sts 



Congress st. and railroad 
tracks 



At O st. (between 20-inch and 10-inch 
mains) 



At Bennington st. (connection be- 
tween 12-inch and 10-inch) , 



Total, 10 inch. 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
B. & A.R. R 

Bet. Post Office ave. and Water st... . 



" Corn hill and Franklin ave 

At Blandford st 

Between Blandford and Lawton sts. 

From Congress st 

" South Margin st 



Between Water and Bath sts , 

" Exchange st. and Change ave.., 
Carried forward 



E.B. 



B. H. 



C. P. 

Rox. 
ii 

W. R. 

Bri. 
Dor. 



So. B. 



E.B. 



C.P. 



L. 
L. 
H. 

L. 
H. 



L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
H. 

H. 

H. 

L. 
L. 
L. 



L. 
H. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 

H. 
H. 



12-in. 



10-in, 



S-m. 



8,683 

26 

7 

156 

285 

3,338 
12,495 



816 
19 
72 
20 

991 
2 

711 

426 

3fr 

9 

11 

20 
3,127 



263 
274 

3 

31 

1,175 

133 

152 

86 
33 



2,150 



*Dead. 



Water Department. 



33 



Statement of Main Pipe Extended. — Continued. 



Location. 





£ 






o . 






J ^ 




-*J 


o 




c 






■m 


o > 




QD 


.3 <t> 


^ 


bCCO 


N 


P 


hH 


m 



Water st 

West Canton st.. 

Randall st 

Cleaves st 

Dalyrmple st 

Fresno si 

Grove st 

Irving et 

Jewett st 

Johnswood road 
<< 

Malcolm st 

Pleasant ave 

Rowe st 

Summer st 

Champney st 

Smith st 

Stratton st 

Alpha road 

Blue Hill ave* 

Brenton st 

Centre st 

Columbia ave. .., 
Elder st 

Lafleld st 

Millett st , 

Proposed st 

St. Margaret st. . 

Shoreham st 

Tokio st 

Anchor st 

Bowen st 

Cypher st 



Brought fonoard 

Bet. Congress and Devonshire sts. . . 
At Carleton st 

" west side of Fellows st 

Off Columbus ave 

Bet. Egleston and Georgiana sts ". 

" Dudley ave. and Alder st 

" Washington and Stimson sts 

" Pelton st. and end of street 

" Neponset ave. and Folsom sts.. 
From Prospect ave. 



" Belgrade ave 

" Pleasant st 

Off Brown ave. 

Between Powell and Cass sts — 

At Stratton st 

Easterly from unnamed street. . . 

Between Bigelow and Atkins sts. 

" Park and Waldeck sts.. 



Opposite Almont st. (connection be- 
tween 6-inch and 16-inch) 



Off Glenway st 

Between Elm lawn and Leslie st. 
Off Mt. Vernon st 



Between Columbia road and Hum- 
phreys st 



Off Centre st 

Between Faxon and Harvard sts — 

Off Alpha road 

Between Roseclair and Boston sts.. 

" Carson and Mt. Vernon sts., 

" River st. and Edgewater 
drive 



AtC st 

Between E and F sts. 

At C st 

Carried forward. . . 



C. P. 

a 

Rox. 
W. R. 



Bri. 



Dor. 



So. B. 



H. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
H. 

H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 

L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



8-in. 



2,150 

32 

15 

32 

242 

170 

55 

514 

298 

225 

306 

62 

56 

161 

276 

145 

3 

229 

439 

547 

7 
197 
306 
241 

208 
3 

156 
3 

368 

238 

435 

7 
359 

7 
8,492 



34 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Extended. — Continued. 



Location. 





> 












o . 






►J.g 




-t^ 


U 'T 






c £ 










u 






DQ 


&CQQ 




P 


H- i 


W 



Hyde st. 



Swallow st. 



Arlington ave. . 

Hamblen st 

Jenner st 

Monument ave. 

Austin ave 

Trumbull st 



Blandfordst. 



Court st. (north 
side) 



Court st. (north 
side) 



Eastern ave. 
Holyoke st.. 
Knapp st — 
Water st 



Yarmouth st. 

Pike st 

Arden st — 
Bagnal st... 
Duck lane... 



Telford st 

Argyle st 

Claybourne st. 
<< 

Greenhalge st. 
Howe st. ...... 

Lombard way. 



Millett st.... 
Norwood st. 



Brought forward. 



At Old Colony ave. and Columbia 
road 



" O st 

Between O and X sts 

West from Fred st 

Bet. Arlington ave. and George sts. . 

At Bo w st 

Bet. Main and Warren sts 

" Bays water and Saratoga sts . . . 

Across Bennington st 

Total, 8 inch 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
B. & A. R. R 



Between Franklin ave. and Cornhill: 

" Cornhill and Franklin ave. 

At Commercial st 

" Carleton st 

Off Beach st 



Between Congress and Devonshire 
sts 



At Carleton st 

" Fellows st 

Between Coolidge and Hooker sts. . . 
" Aldie and Holton ets 



" Smith and North Harvard 
sts 



At Speedway , 

Between Talbot and Welles aves — 

" Dakota and Tonawanda sts.. 

' ' Park and Tonawanda sts — 

At Roseclair st 

Off Hancock st 



So. B. 



Chsn 



E.B. 



C. P. 



Rox. 
Brl. 



Dor. 



Between Dorchester ave. and Auck- 
land st 



Between Talbot and Southern aves , 

Junction of Tolman st 

Carried forward 



L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



L. 

H. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
H. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
H. 

L. 
H. 
L. 



8-in. 



6 in. 



8,492 

9 

26 
117 

87 
336 

18 
202 
447 

33 
9,767 



101 

154 

8 

45 

11 

139 

143 
20 
24 

200 
39 

28 

31 
176 

84 
216 

15 
130 

339 

441 

33 

2,377 



Water Department. 



35 



Statement of Main Pipe Extended. — Concluded. 



Location. 


GQ 

5 


O . 

J (V 

M o 

o£ 

,C CD 

bum 

5 


6 

tSJ 

m 


a 












2,377 

7 
88 


Champney ct 

Seventh st 


Between Carson and Mt. Vernon sts. 
Off Champney st 


Dor. 

So. B. 
t< 

Chsn. 

CC 
(( 
(< 

CC 

E.B. 

cc 
cc 

B. H. 

cc 


L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
H. 

L. 

H. 

H. 


6-in. 

cc 

CC 

cc 
cc 
cc 
cc 
cc 

cc 
cc 
cc 

cc 

cc 

cc 


At st 


34 


Benedict st 


Between Dorrance and Hamblen sts. 
At Rutherford ave 


183 
33 


Gilbert ave 




24 


Hamblen st 

Bennington st. 
(south side) 

Bennington st 

Sea View ave 


Bet. Arlington ave. and George st. . . 
" Princeton and Bunker Hill sts.. 

" West and Saratoga sts 


3 

87 

1,388 

46 

306 


" Walley st. and Leverett ave. . . 
From Orient ave 


Wordsworth st . . . 


Between Bennington st. andB., R.B. 
& L. R.R 


72 


c« 


Southern end of island (connection 
between 12-inch and 6-inch lines) . . 

Southern end of island (connection 
between 6-inch line on Long Island 

Total, 6-inch 


20 

15 

4,683 




Off Endicott st 


C.P. 


L. 


4-in. 


Pond Street pi 


108 







Statement of Location, Size, and Number of Feet of ilain Pipe 
Relaid during the Year ending January 31, 1904, and the 
Former Size of Same. 



Location. 





fe 
















O 








i-5 aj 






-W 


u © 








°> 




fl 




& iA 




bO 


m 


bo£ 


a> 


a 


»iH 


• inCO 


N 




P 


w 


GO 


A 



Brookline ave. . 

Tremont st 

*Tremont st... , 

* Dead. 



Between Bellevue st. and B. & 
A.R.R 



Between Massachusetts ave. and 
Rutland st 



Between Massachusetts ave. and 
Northampton st 



Total, 30-inch. 



C. P. 



L. 
L. 
L. 



40-in. 
30-in. 



594 



941 
143 



1,084 



40-in. 
30-in. 



36 City Document No. 43. 

Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





> 
















o 








^6 






+3 








O 


0-£ 




+3 


m 


'fcc® 


6 


60 


Q 


a 


OQ 


Hi 



Fourth st. 



Atlantic ave... 
Commercial st. 
Court st 



State st. 



Harrison ave. 
Blue Hill ave. 



Binford st. 
Bow st 



Wapping st. 



Cambridge st. 



Congress st. 
Corning st. . 



Franklin st. 



Friend st 

India st 

Newbury st.. . 
St. James ave. 



Shawmut ave. 
State st 



Between Dorchester ave. and 
Fort Point Channel i So. B. 



At State st 

" Eastern ave. 



Between Tremont st. and Court 
sq. (East) 



At Scollay Square (across the 
street from new 16-inch to 
12-inch at Cornhill) 



" Devonshire st > 

" Exchange st — 

Between Zeigler and Dudley sts. 

At Haven ave. (over N.Y., N.H. 
& H. R.R.) 



Across A St., between 12-inch 
and 16-inch mains 



Between Harvard and Washing- 
ton sts 



Between Chelsea and Water sts. 
Total, 16-inch 



Bet. Charles and Hancock sts.. 

" Hancock st. and Bowdoin 
sq 



C. P. 



(( 


H 


a 


L 


<t 


L 


Box. 


L 


Dor. 


H 


So. B. 


L 


Chsn. 


L 



L. 

L. 
L. 

H. 



L. 



C. P. 



At State st 

" West side, Shawmut ave... 

" East side, Shawmut ave. . . 
Between Pearl and India sis. 



Across Sudbury st 

Between State and Central sts.. . 
Across Dartmouth st 



Between Clarendon and Dart- 
mouth sts 



Between Berkeley and Claren- 
don sts 



Bet. Cherry and Warrenton sts. 
Near Congress st 



Between Washington and Con- 
gress sts 



Carried forward . 



H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 

H. 

L. 
L. 
H. 

H. 



20-in. 



16-in. 



337 



12-in 



72 

91 

258 

39 

12 

25 

233 

195 

5 

203 

451 



1,584 



1,676 

551 
32 
20 
45 

971 

45 
143 

104 

591 

610 

890 

13 

241 



20-in. 
16-in. 



12 & 
16-in. 



16-in. 
<< 

<< 
6-in. 

12-in. 

16-in. 



6-in. 
8-in. 
16-in. 

6-in. 



12-in. 

6-in. 
8-in. 
6-in. 



6 & 
8-in. 

6-in. 



6 & 
8-in. 

6-in. 



12-in. 



5,932 



Water Department. 



37 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





t> 
















o 








•H (jj 








Jh « 






o 


©•£ 




-4J 




si ft 




bo 


on 




N 




Q 


W 


CQ 


r^ 



Sudbury st 

West Newton st. 



Worcester st. 



East Lenox st. .. 
Hunneman st.. .. 

Roxbury st 

St. Alphonsus st. 
Vancouver st.. .. 
Centre st 



Proctor st. 
South st. . . 
Walter st.. 



Weld st 

Blue Hill av. 

Clayton st... 
Crescent ave. 



Fremont st. 
Glen way st . 
Harvard st. 



Moseley st. 

Park st 

Sydney st., 
A st 



Cst. 



Columbia road.. 
Dorchester ave., 



Brought forward 

Bet. Slerrimac and Court sts. . . . 

" Columbus ave. and Tre- 
mont st 



Columbus ave. 
mont st 



and Tre- 



At Fellows st. 



Between Harrison ave. and Al- 
bany st 



Between Shawmut ave. and Put- 
nam pi 



Between Smith and Tremont sts. 
Across Huntington ave 



Between Pond st. and Grovenor 
road 



At Walter st 

Opp. Bussey College entrance... 

Between Weld and Mendum sts. 

' ' Weld and Proctor sts. . . 

At Walter st 



Opp. Norfolk st. (connection 
between 12-inch and 16-inch).. . 



At Park st. 



Between Dorchester ave. and 
Sydney st 



From Blue Hill ave 

Between Nos. 60 and 64. 
At Greenock st 



Between Blue Hill ave. 
Wales st 



and 



At Cresent ave 

Bet. Freeport and Adams sts. 
At Crescent ave 



At Private way (natural con- 
timiation of Mt. Washington 
ave., between Granite and A 
sts.) 



" West First 
Branch st. 



st., south of 



Between Newman and Preble sts 
" Fourth and Fifth sts. . . 

Carried forioard 



C. P. 



Rox. 



W.R. 



Dor. 



So. B. 



L. 

L. 

L. 
L. 

L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 

H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
II . 

H. 
L. 

L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



L. 
L. 
H. 



12-in, 



5,932 

678 

874 

727 

28 

385 



36 

1,157 
14 

7 
4 

790 

34 

1,745 

14 

13 

25 
302 
319 



6 & 

8-in. 

6-in. 



12-in. 



622 


6-in. 


288 


12-in 


91 


(< 


102 


(< 


29 


8-in. 


8 


12-in 


227 


8-in. 


829 


<( 


51 


12-in 


7 


6-in. 



15,338 



12-in. 

8-in. 

12-in. 

6-in. 
<< 

12-in 



6-in. 



12-in. 



38 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 









© 




^ 


6 




Location. 


© 


°"> 




^2 


O 






m 

5 


Tr 3 


CD 
S 


ho 

s 


o 












15,338 




Dorchester st 


At Valest 


So. B. 

< 


H. 
H. 
L. 


12-in. 


16 

14 

6 


16-in. 


ii 


" Jenkins st 


<( 


Foundry st 

Fourth st 


Under Fourth-st. bridge 


12-in. 


Between Dorchester ave. and 
Fort Point channel 


it 


H. 




868 






<( 




Between Chelsea and Water sts. 


Chsn. 


L. 




30 


6-in. 




" Walley st. andLeverett 


E.B. 


L. 




402 


6 & 






12-in. 


Bremen st 


At Porter st 


<( 


E. 
L. 




50 
231 


10-in. 




Bet. Maverick and Everett sts. . . 


12-in. 


Ford st 


" Bennington and Boardman 
sts 


« 

<< 


L. 
H. 
L. 




28 

6 

205 






cc 


Overlook st 




CI 


Porter st 


Bet. Chelsea and Bremen sts 

Total, 12-inch 


6-in. 








17,194 


















^^™ 




Anderson st 




C.P. 


L. 


10-in. 


16 


6-in. 


Battery march st.. 
Beverly st 


Across Franklin st 


cc 


L. 




53 


cc 


Between Causeway and Wash- 
ington sts 


it 

(I 


L. 
H. 




693 
12 






II 






cc 


Bowker st 


' ' Sudbury st 


it 


L. 




22 


cc 




Bet. Washington and Watson sts. 


<( 


L. 




1,978 


CI 




" Eliot and Pleasant sts 




L. 
L. 




400 
726 


• c 


«( 


II 




At Cambridge st 


(i 


L. 




40 


cc 


Clarendon st 


Across St. James ave 


cc 


L. 
L. 




64 
1,092 


cc 


Dartmouth st 


Bet. Beacon and Boylston sts 


cc 


East Concord st... 


Bet. Harrison ave. and Albany st. 


ct 


L. 




722 


cc 




" Essex st. and Hay ward pi.. 


cc 


H. 




96 


CI 


Massachusetts ave. 
(north side) 


" Columbus ave. and N.T., 
N.H. &H. R.R 


cc 


L. 




502 


cc 


No. Anderson st. . . 


At Cambridge st. 


(( 

(( 


L. 
L. 
L. 




39 
3S 
53 


II 


No. Russell st 


K <( 


8-in. 


Portland st 


Across Sudbury st 


II 




Bet. Albany st. and Harrison ave. 


ci 


E. 




40S 


6-in. 




6,954 


















Water Department. 



39 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 



o 
t-t u 

.2^32 



So. Russell st 

Trinity pi 

West Cedar st 

West Dedham St.. 

W. Springfield st. 

St.Botolphst 

Brown ave 

Beach st 

Carson st 

Exchange st 

Wales st 

Bo wen st 

First st 

Midway st 

Ninth st 

Ost 

Sixth st 

Beach st. 

Paris st 

Blandford st 

Cambridge st 

Central st 

Charlesgate East. . 

Cobb st 

Coram onwealth 
ave. (north side). 

Coram onwealth 
ave. (south side). 

Congress st 

Court 8q. (west 
side) 



Brought forward. 

At Cambridge st 

" St. James ave 

From Cambridge st. . 



Between Washington st. and 
Shawmut ave 



Between Columbus ave. and 
Tremont st 

At North side of Gainsboro st... 

" Garden st 

" Parkst 

" Crescent ave 

" Park st 

Across Harvard st 

Between E and F sts 

AtC st , 



Between Dorchester ave. and 
Granite st 



At Binford st 

" Dorchester st 

First st. and Columbia road. 

At Ost 

Off Medfordst 

Bet. Meridian and Gove sts.. 
Total, 10-inch 



Between Commonwealth ave. 
andB. & A. R.R 

Across westerly side of Charles 
st., bet. Charles st. and Charles 
river 



At India st 

Bet. Beacon and Marlboro sts . . . 
At Shawmut ave. 



Across Dartmouth st. 



At State st. 



" Court st 

Carried forward. 



C. P. 



Rox. 
W.R. 
Dor. 



So. B. 



Chsn. 
E. B. 



C. P. 



E. 

ir. 

L. 



L. 
E. 
H. 
E. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
E. 

E. 

L. 
E. 
E. 
E. 
L. 
L. 



L. 
H. 

H. 



10-in, 



8-in. 



6,954 

24 

13 

120 

298 



6-in. 



705 


<< 


39 


<< 


8 


8-in. 


37 


6-in. 


30 


" 


30 


<< 


46 


<< 


8 


ic 


53 


6 & 




8-in. 


721 


6-in. 


5 


10-in 


57 


(i 


2,340 


6-in. 


3 


<< 


372 


4-in. 


467 


6-in. 


12,330 





12 

36 
3 

182 
42 

116 

106 
6 

17 

520 



6-in. 

12-in. 
8-in. 

6-in. 



8-in. 
6-in. 



40 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





* 








o 








J © 








u & 




. 


o 


o'£ 




+=> 




ja fn 




M 


m 


AS 




S3 


Q 


H 


00 


i-5 



Court st. 



Devonshire st. 
Franklin ave.. 



Garden st.. . 

Grove st 

Hale st 

Hanson st... 
Hay ward pi. 

Irving st 

Joy st 



Mass. ave. (south 
side) 



Northfieldst... 
North Grove st. 
Shawm ut ave... 

Temple st 

Union Park st. . 

Watson st 

Wheeler st 

Fellows st 



Harrison ave 

Huntington ave.. 
Marlboro st 



Randall st. 
Fresno st. . 



Haverford st. (for- 
merly Argylest.) 

Jones st 

St. John st 

Walter st 

Smith st 

Abbott st 

Ashland st 



Brought forward. 



At Franklin ave. and Court 
sq. east (connection between 
16-inch and 6-inch) 



At State st 

Across Court st. 



At Cambridge st. 



From Green st 

From Shawmut ave. 

At Harrison ave 

" Cambridge st — 



1 Columbus ave 

' Camden st 

1 Cambridge st 

Bet. Cherry and Warrenton sts. 

At Cambridge st 

" Albany st 

" Camden st 

" Shawmut ave.. 



Between Hunneman and North 
ampton sts 



At south side of Dudley st. 
" Vancouver st 



Between Massachusetts ave. and 
Charlesgate east 



At east side of Fellows st 

Bet. Dudley ave. and Alder st. . 



From Cornwall st 

At Walter st 

" Centre st 

Bet. Weld and Proctor sts. 
Easterly from unnamed st. 
At Harvard st 

" Parkst 

Carried forward 



C. P. 



Rox. 



W. R. 



Bri. 
Dor. 



H. 
H. 
H. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
K. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
H. 

H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 



520 

24 
14 
34 

20 
23 
324 
190 
39 
33 
14 

60 

18 

39 

219 

8 

12 
33 
29 

1,092 
45 
43 

646 

8 
3 

196 
31 

7 
45 

9 
18 
16 



3,812 



8-in. 

6-in. 

4 and 
8-in. 

6-in. 



4-in- 
6-in. 



4-in. 
8-in. 

6-in. 
8-in- 
6-in. 



8-in. 



6-in. 



Water Department. 



41 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





> 
















o 








h-3 a5 






4J 


u 2 




• 


o 


©"£ 




,d 


02 








A 


Sh 


W 


H 



Button wood st. 
Carson st 



Everett st... 
Glenarm st. . 

Grant st 

Harvard st.. 
Newport st.. 
Seaver st. .. 
Shoreham st. 



Spring Garden st. 

Vaughan st 

Broadway 



Fifth st 

K st 

Nst 

Second st 

Seventh st 

Swallow st 

Third st 

Wormwood st. 
Arlington ave. 

Arrow st 

Bow st 



Devens st. 



Jenner st 

Monument ave. 

Rutherford ave. 

Summer st 

Union street 



Brought forward. 
At Crescent ave 



Between Shoreham st. and Cres 
cent ave 



Between Crescent ave. and Mt. 
Vernon st 



At Park st 

Bet. Merrill and Seaver sts. 
At Crescent ave 

Greenock st 

Crescent ave 

Glenarm st 

Carson st 



• Crescent ave. 

' Harvard st. . . 

' Ost 

Bet. K and Q sts. 
AtO st 

" Broadway 



O st. 



Between O and N sts. 

At Ost 

" A st 

"West from Fred st. . . . 
At Bow st 



Between Harvard and Wash- 
ington sts 



Between Washington st. and 
Rutherford ave 



At Bow st. 



Between Warren st. and Monu- 
ment square 



Bet. Devens and Chapman sts.. . 

At School st 

" Rutherford ave 

Carried forward 



Dor. 



S. B. 



Chsn. 



L. 

L. 

L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 

L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



8-in. 



3,812 
29 

374 

32 

16 

220 

15 

5 
16 

6 
12 



10,812 



6-in. 



8-in. 
6-in. 



6 and 

8 in. 



15 


6-in. 


17 


(< 


3 


(i 


3,353 


(< 


3 


" 


12 


(< 


7 


i < 


3 


<( 


3 


(< 


407 


4-in. 


3 


6-in. 


S 


8-in. 


20 


<( 


20 


<< 


426 


6-in. 


250 


6 and 




8-in. 


5 


8-in. 


645 


4-in. 


1,069 


6-in. 


3 


" 


3 


(< 



42 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





> l 
















o 








M ijj 






■^ 








o 


0"£ 










1 








&0 


00 


*# 






Q 


M 


CO 


h3 



Wapping st 

Auburn ct 

Batterymarch st. 

Bond st 

Cherry st 

Devonshire st. . . 

Hanson st 

Lindall pi 

Newbern pi 

Ridgeway lane . . 

Tileston st 

Townsend pi 

Charlesgate east. 

Colony st 

East Lenox st... 

Fellows ct 

pi 

Notre Dame st. . . 

Orange ct 

Perkins pi 

Washington pi.. 

Cohasset st 

Grovenor road . . 
St. Joseph st 

Smith st 

Blue Hill ave 

Millet st 

Broadway 

Cst 

Colton st 



Brought forward 

Bet. Chelsea and Water sts. 
Total 8 inch 



Chsn. 



At Cambridge st 

Across Franklin st 

At Hanson st 

" Shawmut ave 

" State st 

From Shawmut ave 

At Cambridge st 

" Carver st 

" Cambridge st 

" Hanover st 

" Carver st 

Across Commonwealth ave. 
At Fellows st 



Bet. Bragdon and Dimock sts.. 

At Fellows st 

" Roxbury st 



At the brook. — 

" Centre st 

" Woodman st. 



Easterly from unnamed street. . . 

Opposite Norfolk st. (connection 
between 12-inch and 16-inch) . . . 

Between Talbot and Southern 
aves 



AtM st 

Between K and Q sts 

At West First st., south of branch, 
" First st 



Carried forward. 



C P. 



Box. 



W.B. 

a 
a 

Bri. 
Dor. 

EC 

S. B. 



L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 

L. 

H. 

H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



6-in. 



10,812 

7 

10,819 



16 

4 

19 

44 

12 

6 

18 

3 

3 

6 

15 

137 

12 

8 

36 
41 
75 
36 
18 
46 
69 
12 
12 



695 



6-in. 

4-in. 

6-in. 

4-in. 
(i 

6-in. 
it 

4-in. 

6-in. 

4-in. 

8-in. 

6-in. 

<( 

4-in. 

6-in. 
(< 

4-in. 

« 
«« 

6-in. 



2 and 
6-in. 

6-in. 



4-in. 



Water Department. 



43 



Statement of Main Pipe Relaid. — Continued. 



Location. 





£ 






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H (]j 




+a 


?h © 




V 


0-£ 






rH h 




CD 


iSftg 


CD 


ft 


w 


GO 



First st 

Net 

O st 

Benedict st 

Devens st 

George st 

Summer st. . . 

Union st 

Paris ct 

Wesley st 

Wordsworth st 

Long Island... 

Franklin ave. . 
Townsend pi.. 
Downing st 



Brought forward. 



Between Dorchester ave. and 
Granite st 



At Broadway 

" Columbia road . . 
" Rutherford ave. 



Near Hamblen st. . . 
At School st 

" Rutherford ave. 

" Paris st 



Between Bennington St. and B., 
R. B. & L. R.R 

Soiithern end of island, between 
6-inch line connecting with 
Moon island and 2-inch line 
connecting with Moon island.. 



Total, 6-inch 



At Court st. . 
" Carver st. 



Between Salvisberg ave. and 
Whittier pi 



Total, 4-inch. 



S.B. 



Chsn. 



E. B. 



B. H. 



C. P. 



Rox. 



L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



H. 



II. 
L. 



6-in. 



4 -in. 



695 



11 


6-in 


3 


<< 


8 


(< 


10 


ct 


3 


« 


3 


4-in 


4 


6-in 


18 


<< 


37 


4-in 


35 


(< 



6-in. 



144 


k 


974 






4 and 


16 


8-in. 


8 


4-in. 


42 


(< 


66 





Statement of Private Pipe Laid and Abandoned during the Year 
ending January 31, 1904. 

(Not included in Boston Water Department System. J 



For Whom. 


Where. 


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ft 


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o . 

J CD 

" © 

O > 
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fccco 

s 


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be 


a 
© 
ft 


Insane Hospital 


Laid. 

At Austin Farm, between Harvard 
and Canterbury sis 


W.R. 

(C 
(( 


H. 

H. 
H. 


8 in. 

<< 


367 


Children's Institu- 
tions Department. 


Abandoned. 

" Parental School Grounds, Spring 
st 


62 


Insane Hospital 
Trustees 


" Austin Farm, between Harvard 
and Canterbury sts 






325 









44 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Raised, Lowered, and Hoved Laterally. 

Note. — This work was occasioned by the operations of corporations, contractors and 
others, the changing of street grade and sewer construction. 



Hancock st . 
State st 



Columbia road. . . 

Audubon road... 

KilbvBt....'. 

State st , 



Hunneman st... 

River way 

Washington St.. 
Harvard ave — 
Erie st 



Glenway st.. . 

River st 

West Park st. 
Second st 



Kilby st. 



Location. 







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o 








l-J © 








t* .2 


—j 






Si ** 


fee 


ce 


CD 


3& 


a 

CD 


A 


od 


a 


J 



53 © 

-T^3 O 

CD O ^ 

"5^ o 



At Dorchester ave. 



" Devonshire st. 



Bet. Merchants' row and 
Chatham row 



Bet. Kilby and Exchange sts. 

At Exchange st 

Bet. Kilby and Exchange sts. 

" Devonshire and Ex- 
change sts 



At Exchange st. 

" Valest 

Total, 16-inch . 



At Brookline ave. 
" State st 



Dor. 
C.P. 



S.B, 



Bet. Merchants' row and 
Chatham row 



Bet. Kilby and Congress sts. 

" Devonshire and Con- 
gress sts 



At Devonshire st 

" Atlantic ave 

East of gate at Harrison ave. 

At Brookline ave 

Near Whipple st 

At Brighton ave 

" Merrill st 

" Elmo st 

" Harlem st 

Opp. Liversidge Home 

At Spencer st 

Between A and B sts 

Total, 12-inch 



C.P. 



24-in. 
16 in. 



12-in. 



Rox. 
(i 

W.R 
Bri. 
Dor. 



At State st. 



S.B. 



C.P. 



L. 

L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 



10-in. 



L. 

L. 

H. 
H. 

H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H- 
L. 



H. 



52 



110 

100 
72 
30 
36 

96 
60 
23 



Raised. 
Moved. 
Raised. 



527 



18 
11 

15 
36 

120 
10 
61 
60 
14 
24 



20 



59 



488 



11 



Moved. 

Lowered. 
Raised. 



Lowered. 
(< 

Raised. 

CI 

Lowered. 
Raised. 
Moved. 
Lowered. 



Moved. 

Lowered. 

Raised. 



Water Department. 



45 



Statement of Main Pipe Raised, Etc. — Concluded. 



Location. 







i* 








o 








h? a5 








u o 




Q 




°> 


-a 


02 


<6 


SI 


t>0 


Q 


CO 


w 


^ 



1? 

-D O 
32 O . 



Essex st 

Exchange st . 
Lewis Wharf. 
State st 



Binford st. 
Bailey st.. 



Austin st 

Point Shirley. 



Tremont pi 

Harold st 

Oakland ave 

North Beacon st. 

Elmo st 

Erie st 

Fuller st 

Harlem st 

Wrentham st 

Bunker Hill st. .. 
Bennington st — 



Long Island. 



Ludlow st. 



At Lincoln st 

" State st.... 

North side — 



Bet. Merchants' row and 
Chatham row 



Across A st. (over 36-inch 
line) 



Opp. Hillside terrace 
At Washington st — 



Bet. Washington and Law- 
rence sts 



On beach at Shirley gut. 
Total, 8-inch 



Off Beacon st 

At Ruthven st 

" Dudley st 

Opp. Albany House 

At Erie st 

" Michigan ave 

" Washington st 

" Glenway st 

Near Adams st 

Junction of Edgeworth st. . . . 
At Wordsworth st 

" Breed st 

145 feet north of Breed st 

Southwestern side of island, 
south of connection bet. 
12-inch and 6-inch lines, 
opposite Rainsford island, 

Westerly side of island, north 
of connection bet. 12-inch 
and 6-inch lines, opposite 
Rainsford island 



Total, 6-inch. 



Corner of Eden st. 



C.P. 



S.B. 

Dor. 
<< 

Chsn. 

Win. 



C.P. 

Box. 

<< 

Bri. 

Dor. 



Chsn, 
E. B, 



B. H. 



Chsn. 



6-in. 



4-in, 



H. 
L. 
L. 

H. 

L. 
H. 
H. 

L. 
L. 



H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

H. 

H. 



L. 



6 

7 
12 

20 

10 
10 
11 

532 
130 

738 



14 
36 
16 
12 

8 
10 
10 
10 

5 
12 
11 

7 

7 

240 

75 



473 



12 



Raised. 
<< 

Moved. 
Raised. 

cc 

Lowered. 



Raised. 
<< 

Moved. 
<< 

Lowered. 

Raised. 

Lowered. 

Raised. 
<« 

Moved. 
Raised. 



Lowered. 



Moved. 



46 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Location, Size, and Number of Feet of Main Pipe 
Abandoned during the Year ending January 31, 1904. 



Location. 





t> 












o 












M a. 




-u 


U ^ 




c 


o'r* 










u 


JS u 




m 






Q 




03 



Brookline ave. 
Tremont st 



Fourth st. 



Atlantic ave.. . 
Commercial st. 
Court st 



State st. 



Binford st. 



Dorchester st. 
Bow st 



Brookline ave. 
Cambridge st.. 



Court st. . 
Lehigh st. 



State st 

Fenway 

Hunneman st 

St. Alphonsusst. 



South st 

Weldst 

Blue Hill ave . 
Fremont st... 



Bet. Bellevue st. and B. & A. R.R.*. .. 

" Massachusetts ave. and Rut- 
land st 



" Dorchester ave. and Fort Point 
Channel 



At State st 

" Eastern ave. 



Between Scollay sq. and Court sq. 
east side 



At Scollay sq. (across the street 
from new 16-inch to 12-inch at 
Cornhill) 



Devonshire st. 
Exchange st . . 



Across A st. between 12-inch and 
16-inch mains 



Bet. Yale and Jenkins sts 

" Harvard and Washington sts... 



Total 16 inch. 



At Burlington ave. (connection be- 
tween 40-inch and 12-inch 



Between Charles and Hancock sts. . . 

Across northerly side of Charles St., 
between Charles st. and Charles 
river 



Between Scollay sq. and Court sq — 

" junction, South and Har- 
vard sts. and a point 454 
feet from gate at Albany st. 



Near Congress st , 

At Huntington ave. entrance 

Bet. Harrison ave. and Albany st. .. 

" Smith and Tremont sts 

" Alleghany and Tremont sts 

Opposite Bussey College entrance.., 

At Walter st 

Between Walk Hill and Norfolk sts. , 

From Blue Hill ave 

Brought forward , 



C.P. 



So. B. 



C.P. 



So. B. 



Chsn. 



C.P. 



Box. 



W.R. 



Dor. 



H. 



H. 
L. 



L. 

L. 

L. 
H. 

L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 



40-in. 
30-in. 
20-in. 
16-in. 



12-in, 



1,721 



941 



655 



72 
140 

231 

50 
12 
25 

10 

460 

4 

1,004 



20 
1,676 

36 
11 

932 

13 

300 

3S5 

288 

174 

8 

51 

2,424 

227 

6,545 



Water Department. 



47 



Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



Location, 



k2 



.^02 



Glen way st. 
Harvard st . 
Sydney St. . 
A Street 



Foundry st . 



Fourth st. 



Swan st 

Bennington st. 

Cottage st 

Ford st 

Overlook st 



Foundry st. 



Midway st. 
Ninth St.. . 
Bremen st. 



Central st 

Charleagate East. . 

Congress st 

(east 



Court sq. 
side) .... 



Cumberland st. . , 

Franklin ave 

st 

Kilmarnock st 

North Russell st.. 

Portland st 

St. James ave. . . . 

State st 

Sudbury st 



Carried forward 

Between No. 60 and No. 64 , 

" Blue Hiil ave. and Wales st 
At Crescent ave 



" Private Way (natural continua- 
tion of Mt. Washington ave., 
between Granite and A sts) . . . 



Under Fourth-st. Bridge 

Bet. Fourth-st. Bridge and Swan st.. 

Under bridge, between Foundry st. 
and Fort Point channel 



Bet. Foundry st. and Dorchester ave. 

" Walley and Leverett sts 

" Maverick and Everett sts 

" Bennington and Boardman sts.. 

At Waldemar ave 

Total, 12-inch 



Between Fourth-st. bridge and Dor- 
chester ave 



At Binford st 

" Dorchester st. 

" Porter st 

Total, 10-inch. 



At India st 

Between Beacon and Marlboro sts. 
At State st 



" Court st 

" No. 31 

Across Court st 

Between Pearl and India sts 

At Queensbury st 

" Cambridge st 

Across Sudbury st 

Bet. Clarendon and Dartmouth sts. 

" Washington and Congress sts.. 

" Merrimac and Court sts 

Brought forward 



Dor, 



So.B. 



E. B. 



So.B. 



E. B. 



C. P. 



H. 
H. 

L. 

L. 
L. 
H. 

H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 



L. 
L. 
H. 

H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
L. 



12-in. 



10-in. 



6,545 

7 

790 

21 

20 

6 

290 

400 
540 
213 
231 
165 
6 
9,234 

1,325 

8 

49 

50 

1,432 

3 

169 

44 

19 

5 

34 

15 

33 

38 

53 

100 

254 

223 

990 



48 City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



Location. 



i-3 q3 
fH 2 

°"> 
td 



Charlesgate East . 

Gainsborough et. 
Hampshire st. ... 
Huntington ave.. 

Randall st 

Vila st. 

Brown ave 

Proctor st. 

St. John st 

Walter st 



Harvard st — 
Shoreham st... 

First st 

Wormwood st. 
Arlington ave. 

Arrow st, 

Bow st 

Devens st 



Jenner st. 



Anderson st 

Batterymarch st. 

Beverly st 

Blandford st 



Bowdoin st.. . 

Bowker st 

Cambridge st. 

Camden st 

Carver st 



Carried forward 

Across Commonwealth ave. 



Between Commonwealth ave. and 
Marlboro st 



At N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 

Near Whittier st 

At Vancouver st 

" east side of Fellows st 

" Kenwood road 

" Garden st 

" Walter st. 

" Centre st 

Between Weld and Proctor sts. 

" Weld and Mendum sts 

At Greenock st. 

" Carson st 

" C st 

" A st 

West from Fred st 

At Bow st 

Bet. Harvard and Washington sts... 

" Washington st. and llutherford 
ave 



At Bow st 

Total, 8 inch. 



Rox. 



W. R. 



Dor. 



So. B. 



Chsn. 



At Cambridge st 

Across Franklin st 

Bet. Causeway and Washington sts.. 

" Commonwealth ave. and B. & 
A. R.R 



At Cambridge st 

" Sudbury st 

Bet. Hancock st. and Bowdoin sq. .. 

" Washington and Watson sts.. . . 

" Eliot and Pleasant sts 

" Boylston and Eliot sts 



Brought forward . 



C.P. 



L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 

L. 



L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



6 in. 



990 
137 

216 
12 
SO 
23 



34 

7 
874 
236 



7 

11 
20 
60 
30 

36 

5 

2,816 

16 

57 

724 

12 

12 

22 

551 

1,978 

726 

400 

4,498 



Water Department. 



49 



Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



Location. 





£ 






o 






l"H <X) 




-u 


Fh o 




o 


o-p 




u 

05 


^ 5S 
.2$ 




ft 


w 


CO 



Chambers St.. 
Clarendon st. 
Cobb st 



Commonw'lth ave. 
(north side) . . . 

Commonw'lth ave. 
(south side) — 

Corning st 



Court sq. 

(west side) . . . 



Dartmouth st 

Devonshire st... 
East Concord st. 

Franklin st 

Friend st 

Garden st 

Grove st. . 

Hanson st 

Harrison ave.... 

Hay ward pi 

India st 

Irving st 

Joy st 



Massachusetts ave. 
(north side) 

Massachusetts ave. 
(south side) — 

Newbury st 

No. Anderson st . . 

Northfleld st 

North Grove st 

Kandolph st 

Ridgeway lane — 

St. James ave 



Shawmut ave. 



Brought forward. . 

At Cambridge st 

Across St. James ave. 
At Shawmut ave 



Across Dartmouth st. 



At west side Shawmut ave. 
" east side Shawmut ave . . 



" Court st 

Between Beacon and Boylston sts. 

At State st 

Bet. Harrison ave. and Albany st.. 

" Pearl and India sts 

Across Sudbury st 

At Cambridge st 



From Shawmut ave 

Between Essex st. and Hayward pi. 

At Harrison ave" 

Between State and Central sts 

At Cambridge st 



Between Columbus ave. and N.Y., 
N.H. & H. R.R 



At Columbus ave 

Across Dartmouth st 

At Cambridge st , 

" Camden st 

" Cambridge st 

Bet. Harrison ave. and Albany st. . 

At Cambridge st 

Bet. Clarendon and Darthmouth sts., 

" Berkeley and Clarendon sts 

" Cherry and Warrenton sts , 

Carried forward 



C. P. 



L. 
L. 
L. 



L. 
L. 
L. 

H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 



6-in. 



6-in. 



4,498 
40 
64 
42 

116 

106 
20 
45 

40 

1,092 

37 

722 

956 
45 
20 
23 

195 
96 
39 

143 
33 
14 

502 
60 

104 
39 
18 
39 

408 
12 

491 

610 

1,109 

11,778 



50 



City Document No. 43. 



Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



Location. 





£ 






o 






"^ <& 




+= 


u & 




o 


o-£ 




-t-3 
DQ 






A 


hrl 


CO 






South Russell st. 

Sudbury st 

Temple st 

Tileston st 

Trinity pi 

Union Park st. . . 
Union wharf — 



Watson st 

West Cedar st 

West Dedham st.. 

West Newton st... 

West Springfield 
st 



Wheeler st 

Worcester st. 



Belle vue st 

Charlesgate east. 
Colony st 



Commo n w e a 1 1 h 
ave. (north side). 



East Lenox st. 

Fellows pi 

st 



Harrison ave. 
Marlboro st.. . 



Notre Dame st.. 

Regent sq 

Roxbury st 

St. Botolph st. . 

Fresno st 

Grovenor road. 



Brought forward 

At Cambridge st 

Between Merrimac and Court sts.. 
At Cambridge st 

" Hanover st 

" St. James ave 

" Albany st , 

South side, easterly end .*. , 

" end of wharf 

At Camden st 

From Cambridge st 



Between Washington st. and Shaw- 
mut ave 



Between Columbus ave. and Tre- 
mont st 



Between Columbus ave. and Tre- 
mont st 



At Shawmut ave. 



Between Columbus ave. and Tre- 
mont st 



At Bernier st 

Bet. Boylston road and Ipswich st.. 
At Fellows st 



" Charlesgate east. 
" Fellows st 



Between Hunneman and Northamp- 
ton st 



Between Zeigler and Dudley sts. 



Massachusetts ave. and 
Charlesgate east 



" Bragdon and Dimock sts.. 

At end of Main 

Bet. Shawmut ave. and Putnam pi. .. 

At north side of Gainsboro st 

Between Dudley ave. and Alder st.. . 
At Centre st 



Carried forward. 



C.P. 



Rox. 



W.R. 



L. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 



L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 
L. 

L. 
L. 

L. 
H. 
H. 
L. 
L. 
H. 
H. 



6-in, 



11,778 

24 

455 

14 

6 

13 

12 

50 

5 

33 

120 

298 

874 

705 
29 

727 

1 

420 

12 

22 

36 
41 

1,092 
233 

646 

75 

5 

622 

39 

3 

12 



18,402 



Water Department. 



51 



Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



Location. 





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Jones st 

St. Joseph st. 

Smith st 

Abbott st 

Ashland st... 

Beach st 

Blue Hill ave. 



Buttonwood st.. 
Carson st 



Clayton st 

Crescent ave 

Everett st 

Exchange st 

Glenarm st 

Grant st 

Millet st 

Moseley st. . . . 

Newport st 

Park st 

Seaver st 

Shelbnrne st 

Shoreham st 

Spring Garden st. 

Vaughan st 

Wales st 

Bowen st 

• Broadway 



Brought forward . 



From Cornwall st 

At Walter st 

" Woodman st 

Easterly from unnamed st. 
At Harvard st 

" Park st 



Opp. Norfolk st. (connection bet. 12- 
in. and 16-in.j 



At Crescent ave. 



Bet. Crescent ave. and Mt. Vernon st., 

At Park st 

Bet. Dorchester ave. and Sydney st., 
At Park st 



Bet. Merrill and Seaver sts 

At Crescent ave 

Bet. Talbot and Southern aves. 
At Crescent ave , 



Cst 

Champney st. 



Bet. Freeport and Adams st 

At Glenarm st 

Off Buttonwood st 

At Carson st 

" Crescent ave 

" Harvard st 

Across Harvard st 

Bet. E and F sts 

" K and Q sts 

AtMst 

" Ost 

" West First st., south of branch. . . 
Across Columbia road 



Carried fonoard. 



W. R. 



Bri. 
Dor. 



So. B. 



H. 

H. 
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L. 
H. 
L. 
L. 

H. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

H. 

L. 

H. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

H. 

L. 

L. 

L. 

H. 

H. 

L. 

L. 

H. 

L. 

L. 

L. 



6-in. 



18,402 

196 
42 
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16 
18 
16 
37 

14 

29 

30 

642 

36 

1,187 

16 

30 

220 

15 

6 

34 

16 

1,745 

6 
251 

7 
15 
17 
46 

8 
3,356 

3 

3 
31 
69 

26,563 



52 



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Statement of Main Pipe Abandoned. — Continued. 



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Seventh st. . 

Sixth st 

Third st. .'-'. 
Benedict st 

Bowst 

Devens st.., 



Rutherford ave . 

Summer st 

Union st 

Wapping st 

Water st 

Bennington st. . 

Paris st 

Porter st 

Wordsworth st. 

Long Island. ... 



Auburn ct. 
Bond st — 
Cherry St.. 



Brought forward 

Bet. Newman and Preble sts 

AtO st 

" C st 

Bet. Dorchester ave. and Granite st. 
At Broadway 



Bet. First st. and Columbia road. 

At Columbia road 

" O st 



" Rutherford ave 

Bet. Harvard and Washington sts 
At Rutherford ave 



Between Washington st. and Ruther 
ford ave 



Between Devens and Chapman sts. . 

At School st 

" Rutherford ave 

Between Chelsea and Water sts 

At Wapping st 

Between Walley st. and Leverett ave 

" Meridian and Gove sts 

" Chelsea and Bremen sts 

" Bennington st. and B., R. 
B. & L. R.R 



Southern end of island, between 6- 
inch line connecting with Moon 
Island, and 2-inch line connecting 
with Moon Island 



Total, 6-inch. 

At Cambridge st. 
" Hanson st. — 
" Shawmutave. 



Carried forward. 



So. B. 



Chsn. 



E. B. 



B.-H. 



C. P. 



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H. 
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L. 
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L. 
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4-in. 



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3 

46 

732 

12 

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2,340 

8 

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3 

3 

3 

10 

595 

3 

214 
1,069 

7 

21 

482 

4 
189 
467 
205 



144 



33,437 



16 
19 
44 



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Sewall pi... 



Townsend pi. 
Union Wharf. 
Downing st.. . 



Fellows ct 

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Perkins pi 

Washington pi.., 

Colton st 

Swallow st 

Beach st 

George st 

Monument ave. . . 

Paris ct 

Wesley st 



St. Joseph st 

Monument ave. 



Brought forward 
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At Court st 



From Green st... 
At Cambridge st. 

" Carver st 

" Milkst 



" Carver st 

South side, easterly end 

Bet. Salvisberg ave. and Whittier pi 



At Fellows st 

At south side of Dudley st. 

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Between O and N sts 

Off Medford st 

Near Hamblen st 

Bet. Warren st. and Monument 
At Paris st 



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At Woodman st 

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W. R. 

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4-in. 



2-in. 



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15 

324 

18 

3 

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20 

45 

2 

36 

45 

36 

18 

46 

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407 

372 

3 

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Private Gates. 





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Total number in system, January 31, 1904 


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Hydrants Established and Abandoned during the Year. 



City Proper (Public) 

" (Private).... 

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(Private).. 

East Boston (Public) 

Roxbury (Public) 

Dorchester (Public) 

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West Roxbury (Public) . . 
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Brighton (Public) 

Charlestown (Public) 

Long Island (Private) . . . 



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Total Number of Hydrants Connected with Distribution System, 

January 31, 1904. 









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East Boston (Public) 

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Dorchester (Public) 

" (Private) 

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Deer Island (Private) 

Long Island (Private) 

Thompson's Island (Private). 

Gallop's Island (Private) 

Bainsford's Island (Private). 

Quincy 

Brookline 



Total number of Public Hydrants. 



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213 

3 
126 

8 
526 

2 
425 



110 



71 



171 

14 



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drants 



2,292 
30 



48 



31 



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230 

1 

235 



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8 



261 


374 


134 


11 




42 


161 


139 


47 


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30 


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59 


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135 


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56 

591 

46 

405 

40 

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12 

1,851 

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583 

9 

307 

57 

19 

6 

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5 

12 

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294 



Water Department. 



59 



Water Posts. 

Location of Water Posts Established and Abandoned during 

the Year. 

Established. 

Alford street, opposite old location, near Almshouse, Charlestown. 

Broadway, at N street, South Boston. 

Bunker Hill street, between Polk and Elm streets, Charlestown. 

Cliff street, near Washington street, Roxbury. 

Huntington avenue, opposite Heath street, Roxbury. 

Leonard street, about 50 feet from Adams street, Dorchester. 

Oakland street, atHollingsworth street, Dorchester. 

Q street, opposite Third street, South Boston. 

South Huntington avenue, near Bynner street, West Roxbury. 

South Huntington avenue, at Centre street, West Roxbury. 

South Margin street, between Prospect and Staniford streets, City Proper. 

Sydney street, at Sudan street, Dorchester. 

Washington street, near Gaylord street, Dorchester. 

Wyman street, at Chestnut avenue, Roxbury. 

Abandoned. 

Alford street, near Almshouse, Charlestown. 
Bowdoin street, at Washington street, Dorchester. 
Bunker Hill street, opposite Polk street, Charlestown. 
Centre street, opposite Boylston street, West Roxbury. 
Chestnut avenue, opposite Sheridan street, W T est Roxbury. 
Dorchester avenue, near Adams street, Dorchester. 
Dudley street, near Washington street, Roxbury. 
Harbor View street, at No. 87, Dorchester. 
Hazel street, at Rockview street, West Roxbury. 
Heath street, at Huntington avenue, Roxbury. 
N street, at Broadway, South Boston. 
Oliver street, near Milk street, City Proper. 
Prospect street, at South Margin street, City Proper. 
Q street, at Fourth street, South Boston. 

Number of Water Posts Connected with System, January 31, 

1904. 



District. 


Number con - 
nected with 
System, Jan- 
uary 31, 1903. 


Established 
during the 
year. 


Abandoned 
during the 
year. 


Number con- 
nected with 
System, Jan- 
uary 31, 1904. 


City Proper 


78 
80 
96 
54 
106 
39 
22 
42 


1 
3 
2 


2 
2 

3 


77 


Roxbury 


81 


West Roxbury 


95 


Brighton 


54 




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2 
2 


3 
2 

2 


107 


South Boston 


39 


Charlestown 


22 


East Boston 


42 










Totals 


517 


14 


14 


517 







60 



City Document No. 43. 



Fountains. 

Style. Abandoned During the Year. 

(B) Junction of Blue Hill avenue and River street, Dorchester. 

(C) Prescott street, in front of school-house, near Bennington street, 

East Boston. 

Number of Fountains in Service, January 31, 1904. 



District. 


Style 
A. 


Style 
B. 


Style 
C. 


Style 
D. 


Style 
E. 


Style 
F. 


Totals. 


City Proper 


11 
9 
4 
5 


4 
3 
1 

2 
1 
3 
4 


8 
2 

1 

3 

3 


1 


12 
5 
2 




35 


Roxbury 


19 




8 




6 




1 
1 


5 
4 

4 


7 


10 


South Boston 


3 
1 ' 


12 


Charlestown 


9 




11 








Totals 


33 


18 


17 


3 


32 


7 


110 







Style. 
(A) 

(B) 

(C) 

(D) 

(E) 

(F) 



Note. 

Indicates fountains 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. 

Indicates fountains for beasts only. Continuous flow of water 
all the year. 

Indicates fountains for man only. Automatic fixtures. In ser- 
vice during warm weather only. 

Indicates fountains for man and beast. Automatic fixtures for 
both. In service during warm weather only. 

Indicates cold water fountains for man only. Automatic fix- 
tures. In service during warm weather only. 

Indicates fountains for man and beast, with automatic fixtures 
for man in warm weather, and a continuous flow of water for 
beasts all the year. 



Water Department. 



61 



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Location. 





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Tremont St., at Springfield st 

Tremont st., between Rutland and Concord sts 

Huntington ave., at Wigglesworth st 

Huntington ave., at Heath st 

Washington st., 60 ft. south of "Bailey st 

Dorchester ave., near East st 

Pleasant st., opposite No. 115 

Blue Hill ave., over N.Y., N.H. & H. R.R 

Long Island, on first hill north of head, at south- 
western extremity of island. 

Long Island, on head at southwesterly extremity 



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High. 
Low. 


2-in. 




1^-in. 




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Location. 


District. 


Size. 


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Roxbury. 


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Deacon Meters. 

Established. 
Quincy street, at Columbia road, Dorchester. 

Abandoned. 
Dorchester street, opposite Boston place, South Boston. 

Fire Reservoirs. 

Connections with Boston Water Department system abandoned at: 
Broadway, at C street, South Boston. 



Devens street, at Rutherford avenue, Charlestown. 



62 



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Watee Department. 



63 



Maintenance Work of Miscellaneous Character Performed 
during the Year ending January 31, 1904. 

Total Number 
during the Year. 

Boxes covering main pipe on bridges repaired . . 17 

Brick gate chambers built, replacing wooden boxes . 22 

Deacon meter boxes renewed ..... 3 

Dead ends blown off . . . . . . . 881 

Fountain repairs . . . . . . . 155 

Fountains and troughs cleaned and inspected . . 3,270 

Gates in service oiled and tested for general efficiency . 185 

Gates renewed on account of deterioration . . . 14 

Gates repaired . . . . . . . 242 

Gate boxes renewed . . . . . . . 163 

Gate boxes repaired . . . . . . . 1,010 

Gate covers salted in cold weather . . . . 4,659 

Gate frames and covers renewed . . . . 183 

Gates inspected ........ 235 

Hay removed from hydrant boxes . . . . 359 

Hydrant barrels changed for various reasons . . 93 

Hydrant barrels changed on account of street grading . 45 

Hydrant boxes cleaned of mud and water . . . 932 

Hydrant boxes renewed . . . . . . 122 

Hydrant boxes repaired . . . . . . 341 

Hydrant frames and covers renewed . . . . 107 

Hydrants hayed as protection in cold weather . . 190 

Hydrant inspections in cold weather .... 154,505 

Hydrants in service oiled and tested for general efficiency, 2,515 
Hydrants painted ....... 3,305 

Hydrants repaired . . . . . . . 1,421 

Hydrants strapped ....... 49 

Hydrants thawed out ....... Q8 

Investigations made when further action on the part of 

Water Department was unnecessary 
Locations of gates marked . 
Main pipe repairs, caused by : 

Action of tide 

Blasting 

Cap blown off 

Defective pipe 

Defective sleeve 

Exhaust steam 

Frozen . 

Joints drawn . 

No cause assigned 

Pick-hole 

Rust 

Set screws loose 

Settlement 

Sewer construction 



945 
8,063 

2 

13 

1 

18 
7 
1 
2 

98 
6 
2 
4 
2 

45 

11 



64 



City Document No. 43. 



Total 
during 



Sewer manhole on pipe . 

Split pipe 

Vibration 
Pavement repairs 
Salt (sacks of) purchased and delivered to Fir 

Department . 
Service pipe repairs, caused by : 

Blasting 

Broken by driving piles . 

Broken by foundation wall 

Broken by lightning rod . 

Broken by steam-roller . 

Burned by thawing . 

Cake of ice falling on pipe 

Collision with plow . 

Conduit settling on pipe . 

Corrosion 

Defective couplings 

Defective joints 

Defective packing . 

Defective pipes 

Electrolytic action . 

Frost (cold storage) 

Frost (natural) 

G-nawed by rats 

Main cock blown out 

Main cocks required renewal 

Main uprights filled with dirt 

Main uprights required renewal 

Main uprights to high 

Operations of Boston Elevated Railway Company 

Operations of Boston Transit Company . 

Operations of Gas Company . 

Operation of Sewer Department and its agents 

Pipe stolen 

Pipes eaten by ashes 

Pipes eaten by earth 

Pipes eaten by lime 
"Pipes worn out 

Settlement of earth 

Settling of service boxes on pipes 

Sidewalk bottoms broken 

Sidewalk cocks required renewal 

Sidewalk cocks reversed and water running into 
cellars ..... 

Sidewalk uprights above and below grade 

Sidewalk uprights filled with dirt 

Sidewalk uprights in way of edgestones 

Sidewalk uprights required renewal . 



Number 
the Year. 

1 

5 
3 

1,826 



4,000 



3 

2 

34 

3 

9 

1 

1 

1 

1 

1 

68 

55 

12 

205 

14 

3 

89 

7 

1 

47 

14 

35 

3 

2 

32 

5 

93 

2 

5 

3 

4 

6 

301 

28 

8 

211 

3 

10,144 

11 

84 
230 



Water Department. 



65 



Total Number 
during the Year. 

Sidewalk tops broken ...... 8 

Sidewalk tops missing ...... 20 

Stopped by dirt ....... 121 

Stopped by fish ....... 25 

Stopped by gasket ....... 5 

Stopped by rust . . . . . . . 329 

Struck by pick . . . . . . . 144 

Unused pipes not shut off .... . 4 

Waste pin in S. W. cock blown out ..... 1 

Service pipes (portions of) changed from J-inch to 

f-inch pipe .....'... 4 

Service pipes changed from tin-lined to all lead . . 7 

Service pipes extended on account of street widening, 29 

Service pipes lowered on account of change in grade, 13 

Service pipes lowered as a protection from frost . . 3 

Service pipes moved from way of various corporations, 17 

Service pipes raised on account of change of grade . 2 
Service pipes shut off and let on to permit owners to 

make repairs ........ 421 

Sidewalk cocks and uprights given to individuals to 

apply on private pipes ...... 24 

Sidewalk nuts oiled . . . . . . . 532 

Temperatures of water in cold water fountains, taken 

in summer time . . . . . . . 1,277 

Water post repairs of various kinds . . . . 217 

Water posts shut off and let on during cold weather 1,555 

Wooden plugs set in main uprights . . . . 114 



66 



City Document No. 43. 



STATEMENT OF STOCK MANUFACTURED FROM THE ROUGH 
IN THE MACHINE SHOP, BLACKSMITH SHOP AND CAR- 
PENTER SHOP DURING THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 

1904. 



Valves : 
3-inch 
4 " 
6 " 
8 " 
10 

12 " 
16 " 



MACHINE AND BLACKSMITH SHOPS. 



14 

2 
29 
113 
51 
95 
14 



Hydrants : 

Bachelder post 


287 


Lowry . . . 


42 


Boston Lowry 


4 


Corporation cocks : 




f-inch . . . 


1,468 


f " ... 


62 


1 " ... 


97 


l.i " . . . , 


45 


1£ " ... 


47 



Angle cocks, f-inch. . . 
Lever handle cocks, f-inch, 
Sidewalk cocks: 
f-inch . . . 



&. " 



299 
38 
81 



le couplings: 




f-inch . . . 


. 413 


2. " 

■k ... 


84 


1 " ... 


43 


li " ... 


26 


li " ... 


8 


2 " ... 


2 



Bent tube eouplin 


gs, 2- 






Combination couplings, 






Double head female foun- 


tain couplings, f - 


inch . 


Coupling nuts: 




i-inch . . 


35 


f ".'■■• . 


3,653 


f " ... 


43 


1 il ... 


40 


U " ... 


96 


2 " ... 


54 



318 



333 



1,719 

4 
29 



418 



576 

7 
12 
17 



Coupling tubes: 




f-inch . . 


. 4,679 


8 U 

J ... 


. 481 


1 " ... 


. 167 


li " ... 


5 


li " ... 


97 


2 *' ... 


. , 25 


Meter nipples: 




H-inch . . . 


18 


2 " ... 


81 


Solder nipples: 




f-inch . . 


43 


1 lt ... 


4 


U " ... 


18 


2 " ... 


3 


Bolts: 




Lowry hydrant 


. 354 


Post " . 


. 887 


B. L. " . 


30 



Lowry " extension 32 

Post " " 246 

Gate, 12-inch . . 62 

Puddling head . 15 

Air cock, 2 inch . 12 

Machine, 1 in. by 6 in. 6 

1 in. by 4 in. 1 

I in. by 4 in. 1 

fin. by l^in. 4 

f in. by 7 in. 2 



3,921 



Jointers: 




4-inch . . 


. . 6 


6 lt . . 


. . 23 


8 " . . 


. . 8 


10 " . . 


. . 4 


12 " . . 


. . 14 



Hydrant wastes, large 
" " small 

Gate pins .... 

Sidewalk bushings . 

Sidewalk tops . . 

Set screws .... 

Pinion gears for 20-inch 
and 24-inch gates . . 



5,454 



99 



1,652 



55 

295 
2 

2,392 
667 
578 

1,081 

6 



Water Department. 



67 



Hydrant lugs . . . 
Iron staples . . 
Puddling head straps : 

10-inch .... 

12 " .... 



3 
43 



Main pipe straps: 
4-inch . 
6 " . . . 
12 " . . . 

16 " . . . 



28 



CARPENTEE SHOP. 



Lowry hydrant boxes . 
Post hydrant boxes 
Boston Lowry hydrant 

boxes 

Boston hydrant boxes . . 
Gate boxes, large . . . 
Gate boxes, small . . 
Deacon meter boxes . . 
Lowry hydrant boxes, tops 
Post hydrant boxes, tops 
Gate hydrant boxes, tops 

(large) . . .. .' . . 
Gate boxes, tops (small) 



Lowry hydr 



■inch 



ant box pieces: 

391 

150 

170 

94 

37 



49 
377 

48 
12 

25 
556 

7 
48 

72 

12 

72 



842 



Boston hydrant box 



pieces: 
1-inch 

2 " 

3 " 
6 " 



Wooden horses 



125 
50 
50 
25 



Gate box 


pieces: 




1-inch 


. . 


663 


2 " 


... 


615 


3 " 


. . . 


350 


4 " 


• . . 


175 


6 " 


... 


22 


9 " 


. . . 


18 



250 



1,843 
130 



OLD STOCK RENOVATED 



Valves: 
3-inch 
4 '" 
6 " 
8 " 
12 " 
16 " 



Hydrants: 
Lowry . . 
Boston Lowry 
Bach. Post . . 
Boston . . . 
Salt water . . 

Corporation cocks 
i-inch 



1 

H 



Angle cocks, f-inch 
Water post cocks: 

li-inch .... 

1* " . . . . 



6 
4 
42 
9 
4 
3 



72 
20 
57 

2 
1 



3 
64 

5 
34 

1 
10 



1 

22 



BY MACHINE AND 
SHOPS. 

Sidewalk cocks: 
f-inch . . . 

1 " . . . 

Air cocks: 

14-inch . . . 

2 " . . . 



68 



152 



117 



23 



BLACKSMITH 



Pudding head cocks 



Male couplings: 
#-inch 



Coupling nuts: 
f-inch 

4: 
1 " 

1+ " 

"2 " 



Coupling tubes: 
f-inch . 



1 
li 

H 
2 



63 
31 



1,284 
46 
68 
10 



12 



1,281 
3 

106 
1 

1 
2 



9 
5 

94 



1,429 



Solder nippples, f-inch 



1,394 
4 



68 



City Document No. 43. 



Bolts: 




Lowry hydrants . 


90 


Post 


106 


B. L. 


28 


Lowry hydrant 




extension . . 


32 


Post hydrant ex- 




tension . . . 


8 



264 



Hydrant wastes, 
large .... 

Hydrant wastes, 
small . . . . 



59 
1 



60 



In addition to the foregoing, the Machine, Carpenter, Paint, Plumbing, 
and Blacksmith shbps performed much work of a miscellaneous nature 
in the maintenance and improvement of the property of the Water 
Department. Some of the important items are as follows: 

Made 315 tools for various purposes. Aggregate cost, $1,196.20. 

Repaired 297 tools of various kind. Aggregate cost, $1,121.94. 

Made 93 patterns. Aggregate cost, $901.89. 

Sharpened 23,720 picks, chisels, and bars. Aggregate cost, $1,252.06. 

Made cabinets and table for different offices of department. Aggre- 
gate cost, $319.82. 

Performed 140 odd jobs in yards, shops, and stables. Aggregate cost, 
$1,338.55. 

Whitewashed buildings in yard. 

Painted inside of buildings at West Roxbury yard. 

Repaired and painted building at Brookline reservoir. 

Repaired stairs and fence around grounds at Brookline reservoir. 

Painted water tank and inside of water tower at Orient Heights, East 
Boston. 

Painted and made quite extensive repairs on buildings at Charlestown 
yard. 

Repaved yard and painted fence at Charlestown yard. 

Made excavations at different points throughout the city to enable 
Engineering Department to make tests for electrolysis. 

Changed and repaired gauges for Engineering Department, City Hall. 

Established testing apparatus' for Engineering Department at Moon 
Island. 

Made test-bars for Engineering Department. 

Leaded a large sleeve for Sewer Department, Brighton. 

Laid large sewer pipes and jointed the same for Sewer Department at 
Cow Pasture. 

Wet down the baseball grounds on account of fireworks. 

Performed odd jobs for Meter Department to the total sum of $271.36. 



Water Department. 69 



REPORT OF THE ENGINEER. 



Engineering Department, 

50 City Hall, February 1, 1904. 

Mr. Eugene S. Sullivan, 

Water Commissioner : 

Sir, — I herewith submit the following report for the past 
year of the work done and records kept : 

During the year 15 miles of main pipe have been laid and 
10.2 miles abandoned, making a total length in the system of 
732 miles. 

Some of the most important work done is the following : 

The 30-inch main in Tremont street was relaid for a dis- 
tance of 1,084 feet between Northampton and Rutland streets. 
This is one of two large parallel pipes laid from Brookline 
Reservoir to Boston Common in 1848, which supplied the 
city until 1859, when a third main was laid. These two 
mains are in good condition throughout their length, with the 
exception of the portions in Tremont street from Hammond 
to Dover streets, where the pipes were originally laid in 
marsh mud, and were afterwards raised to conform to the 
present grade of Tremont street. The condition of the 
original soil and the character of the filling have caused a 
demoralization of the iron in the pipes sufficient to seriously 
impair their strength. It is proposed to continue the relaying 
of these mains where they are in bad ground as fast as prac- 
ticable. 

The work of relaying and raising out of the marsh mud 
the 40-inch low service main in Brookline avenue, from 
Bellevue to Jersey streets, was completed by relaying 594 
feet of pipe. 

The 30-inch high service main in Washington street, 
Dorchester, was extended 928 feet, from Burt street towards 
Codman street. 

Owing to the lowering of the tracks of the N.Y., N.H. & 
H. R.R. under West Fourth-street bridge, it was necessary 
to relay 317 feet of 20-inch and 490 feet of 12-inch pipe 
from Fort Point Channel to Foundry street ; this work was 
somewhat difficult, as the location crossed nineteen railroad 
tracks on which trains were constantly moving. At the same 
time connection was made with the 20-inch pipe laid in 



70 City Document No. 43. 

1894 in West Fourth street from Foundry street *to Dor- 
chester avenue. 

The consumption of water on the island service in the 
harbor has increased rapidly during the past few years, 
largely owing to the establishment, by the United States 
government, of a permanent garrison at Fort Strong on Long 
Island, of a fort on Lo veil's Island and of a larger garrison at 
Fort Warren. To provide an adequate supply at these points 
and at the City Institution, it was necessary to lay 3,338 feet 
of 12-inch pipe on Long Island from the west end of the 
island to a point near Fort Strong. 

The present winter has been one of unusual severity. Not 
since 1874 has so much trouble been experienced from frozen 
mains, hydrants and services. Careful measurements have 
been made of the depths to which the frost has penetrated, 
of which the following table is a summary : 



Water Department. 



71 



Depths of Frost from Actual Measurements During the 
Present Winter. 



Location. 



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Conditions at Surface. 



Western ave., at No. Harvard st., Bri.. 
Southampton st., at Reading st., Rox.. 

First St., near L st., S. B 

Codman pk., near Townsend St., Box.. 

Edgerly pi., off Winchester st., C. P.... 

Beacon st., at Fairfield st., C. P . 

Cambridge st., at Union sq., Bri 

Broadway, at I st., S. B 

Centre st., at Eliot sq 

Eighth st., at H st., S. B 

Dorchester ave., at D st., S. B 

Reading st., at Southampton st., Rox . . 

Dudley st., at North ave., Dor 

Tremont st., at Canton St., C. P 

Shawmut ave., at Waltham st., C. P 

Atlantic ave., at Long Wharf, C. P 

«« " " Clinton, C. P 

Broadway, at Emerson st., S. B 

East Fourth st., at N st., S. B 

Parker st., near Huntington ave., Rox., 

Tremont St., at Parker st., Rox 

A st., at Broadway, S. B 

Tremont st., at Rutland St., C. P 

Shawmut ave., at Northampton st.,C.P. 

Porter st., at Chelsea st. , E. B 

Bradford ter., near Centre St., W. R. . . 
Summer st., near A st., S. B 



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Car tracks, ground bare. 

About 1 in. ice. 

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4 in. ice. 

About 6 in. ice, 6 in. snow. 

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72 City Document No. 43. 

The improvement of the fire service has been prosecuted 
vigorously during the year, the following work having been 

Hnnft : 



3,283 feet 16 -inch pipe laid, replacing 12 inch and 6 inch. 
18,306 " 12 " " " " 8 inch, 6 inch and 4 inch. 

12,656 "10 " " " " 6 inch and 4 inch. 

7,435 " 8 " " " " 6 inch and 4 inch. 



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The experiment of thawing frozen services by electricity 
was tried with success ; the pipes thawed were of lead, the 
time required to do the work varying from three to seven 
minutes. Both the Edison alternating current of 2,250 volts 
and the Edison direct current of 220 volts were used; in the 
case of the alternating current a transformer and a water 
rheostat were used in the primary circuit, reducing the 
voltage in the secondary circuit to about 50, with about 250 
to 300 amperes. One of the secondary wires was connected 
to the service pipe inside the house, the other to a hydrant 
in the street. When the direct current was used a connection 
was made with one of the outside wires of the Edison three- 
wire system in a junction box in the street, and the current, 
after passing through a water rheostat for reduction, was 
carried by a wire directly to the service pipe in the hous'e, 
whence it passed through the service to the main. 

Electrical investigation has been continued, and it has been 
found that at points the water pipes are being rapidly 
destroyed by electrolysis, notably in the vicinity of power 
stations ; the condition of the pipes in some places where 
they have been exposed for examination is such that unless 
remedial measures are taken at once serious trouble is certain. 

Respectfully submitted, 

William Jackson, 

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GENERAL STATISTICS. 



Boston Water Department. 

Daily average amount used through meters during 

1903 (gallons) . . . . . . 18,537,000 

Number of services February 1, 1904 . . 90,013 

Number of meters in service February 1, 1904 . 4,727 
Number of motors under supervision February 1 , 

1904 130 

Number of elevators under supervision Feb- 
ruary 1, 1904 588 

Length of supply and distributing mains in miles 

February 1, 1904 732 

Number of public hydrants in use February 1 , 

1904 7,563 

Yearly revenue from annual water rates . . $1,287,200 69 

Yearly revenue from metered water . . . $1,049,831 b8 

Percentage of total revenue from metered water, 44.9 

Yearly expense of maintenance . . . $703,134 86 



Water Department. 75 

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 Stanwood, 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. 3 
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 18, 1893. 3 
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. 3 
Charles W. Smith, from January 23, 1895, to July 1, 1895. 



1 WATER COMMISSIONERS. 

Charles W. Smith, from July 1, 1895, to January 20, 1896. 3 
Jeremiah J. McCarthy (Acting), from January 20, to February 1, 1896. 
John R. Murphy, from February 1, 1896, to October 17, 1899. 3 ' 
Benjamin W. Wells (Acting)^ from October 17, 1899, to December 28, 
1899. 

* Augustus P. Martin, from December 28, 1899, to March 13, 1902. 2 
James Donovan (Acting), from March 14 to 17, 1902. 

Eugene S. Sullivan, from March 17, 1902, to present time. 

Assistant Water Commissioners. 

Jeremiah J. McCarthy, from July 1, 1895, to January 20, 1896. 
Edward C. Ellis, from February 17, 1896, to November 1, 1900. 

* Melvin P. Freeman, from February 7, 1900, to March 9, 1902. 3 
William H. Oakes, from November 1, 1900, to March 9, 1902. 3 
Eugene S. Sullivan, from March 10 to March 17, 1902. 

Isaac Rosnosky, from March 10, 1902, to present time. 
John J. Leahy, from March 21, 1902, to present time. 

Chief Clerk and Secretary. 
Walter E. Swan. 

General Superintendent Income Division. 
Jos. H. Caldwell. 

Superintendent Distribution Division. 
William J. Welch. 

City Engineer and Engineer of the Department. 
William Jackson. 

1 Under Chap. 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 
charge of one Water Commissioner. 

* Deceased. 

2 Died in office. 

3 Resigned.