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A meter usually needed extensive repairs after a service
of seven years ; the loss of water through it being twenty
per cent or more at the end of that period.

Whenever a test showed that such repair was necessar}*
the meter was removed, and the consumer was ordered
to either replace the meter or make the necessary repairs.
Often it was difficult to have consumers act promptly, and
only by increasing the monthly bills over the amount
usually paid could the consumers be induced to have the
necessary repairs made.

This course produced considerable annoyance to both
consumers and the department, and to avoid this friction
you on November 7, 1901, adopted the following reso-
lution :

'''' Resolved y That Paragraph i, Section 19, of the
** By -laws, Rules, and Regulations governing the
"Water Department be amended so as to read as
** follows: I. The Waterworks will in all cases
" furnish and apply the meters, and will collect
** payment therefor in advance, including the ex-
**pense of attaching the same, and will make the
** necessary repairs to same from time to time at
"the cost of the department."

In accordance with the recommendation made in the last
Annual Report, a substantial brick stable has been built on
the lot owned by the department on George Street, between



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Central Avenue and John Street, the cost of the improve-
ment being $15,000. The lot heretofore occupied on Charles
Street was surrendered to the lessor.

It was also deemed necessary to acquire property for
storage purposes, and the lot, thirty-seven feet front, adjoin-
ing the stable on the west was leased at an annual rental of
$425, with the privilege of purchase for $7,500. The next
year's appropriations should provide for its purchase.

It being found necessary to replace batteries No. 8 and
No. 9 at the Front-Steeet Pumping Station, contracts have
been made with the following parties for the work :

The AuLTMAN & Taylor Manufacturing Co.:

For two water -tube boilers, with Murphy

stokers and brick-work, complete . . 10,314 00

For two water - tube boilers, with Murphy

stokers and brick-work, complete . . 9,274 00

Chris. Erhart:

For hoppers, spouts, structural iron -work,

castings, etc 1,720 00

IvITTlkford Bros. :

For smoke-stack and breeching .... 1,748 00
Total $23,056 00

The above amount has been set aside from this year's
appropriations, and the work will be completed during the
coming year.



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The following is a statement of the year's operations :

Daily average consumption of water (gallons) 40,796,512

Gallons of water per capita (336,100 population) daily 121.38

Total number of meters in use December 31, 1901 3*230

Number of meters added during the year 277

Total number of elevators in use December 31, 1901 573

Decrease of elevators during the year 7

Total number of service branches added during the year 1,049

Total number of ferrules drawn during the year 435

Total number of service branches December 31, 1901 36,829

Maximum daily consumption of water. July 23, 1901 56,152,359

Minimum daily consumption of water, January 13, 1901 23,768,911

Maximum stage of river (April 6th) 59.6 ft.

Minimum stage of river (November 19th) 4 ft i in.

Number of miles of pipe laid during the year 16.44

Number of miles of pipe relaid during the year 1 . 13

Number of miles of pipe abandoned during the year .24

Total number of miles of pipe in use December 31, 1901 445-49

Cost of laying and relaying pipe (including valves, fire-con-
nections, etc.) $29,813 41

Operating expenses of pumping stations 316,881 15

Receipts from all sources 832,218 37

Expenditures 841,085 I2

Cash deposited in city treasury 160,903 28

Percentage of water repumped during year by high-service

stations 24.96

Average price of coal per ton $1 48

Respectfully submitted,

WILLIAM H. BOEH,
Chief Engineer City Waterworks,



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List and Description of Property Occupied by
THE Waterworks Department.



PUMPING STATIONS.

FRONT-STREET STATION.— l>?^ie, July 15, 1839; conveyor, Cin-
cinnati Water Company; terms, fee simple.

Three hundred fifteen and six tenths (315.6) feet frontage on Front
Street, lying east of Pearl, running between parallel lines to the Ohio
Riv^r, less privileges granted L. M. R. R. Co.

NC/NT'STREET STATION— l^esLsebook 43.page 251 ; date, April 21,
1869; conveyor, Moritz Loth, who afterward conveyed to Samuel Fosdick,
the property descending to his heirs, the rental being now paid to Francis
D. Jones ; terms, perpetual lease, renewable forever, with privilege of pur-
chase at the expiration of ten years for $10,000; annual rental $600, payable
semi-annually

Commencing at the northeast corner of a lot of ground conveyed to the
city of Cincinnati by said Loth, by deed dated December 3, 1868, in Book
360. page 537, Hamilton County Records; thence northwardly along the
west line of the Lebanon Pike, now Hunt street, a distance of 100 feet;
thence westwardly along a line parallel to the north line of the lot so con-
veyed by said Loth to said city produced westwardly to the section line ;
thence southwardly along the section line to a point where the north line
of the lot so conveyed to said city produced westwardly intersecting with
the said section line; thence eastwardly along said north line so produced
to the place of beginning; being a strip of ground fronting 100 feet on
Hunt Street, and running back between parallel lines to the section lines
same width as obtained on Hunt Street.

Date, January 5, 1869; conveyor, Moritz Loth and wife; terms, feet
simple, $10,000.

Beginning on the west side of Hunt Street at the northeast corner of
a lot, purchased by Anthony Hare, about 142 feet, more or less, north of
the section line, being on southeast corner of the lot sold by Jacob Elsas
to the grantor herein, by deed recorded in Book 358, page 561, Hamilton



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County Records; thence westerly with the line of Hare's lot loo feet;
thence northerly parallel with Hunt Street loo feet; thence eastwardly
parallel with Hare's line loo feet; thence southerly loo feet alonj? Hunt
Street to the place of beginning. (Book 360, page 537, Hamilton County
Records.)

PRICE' HILL STATION. — Condemned for waterworks purposes
October 31, 1891, at a cost of $5,200. Case No. 90,385, Hamilton County
Common Pleas Court Records. Same tract as shown in deed of the Stewart
Manufacturing Company to Davenport (Book 708, page 162, Hamilton
County Records), having a frontage of 37 feet on Center Street, 194 feet
on Mt. Hope Road, and 60 feet on Lower Sixth Street.

CUMMINSVILLE STATION,— l.ots No. 40, No. 41, and No. 42 of
Jacob HofTner's Subdivision; five-year lease, dated July 23, 1892; rental
$240 per year, with privilege of purchase for $4,000. Purchased by the
city of Cincinnati July 19, 1897; conveyor, Victor Abraham, executor
of Jacob Hoffner, deceased; terms, fee-simple, m.,000. (Deed-book 810,
page 359, Hamilton County Records.) •

LIN WOOD STATION,— \y2Xe, June 6, 1893; conveyors, Thomas and
William D'Armond; terms, fee-simple, $1,245.44. (Book 755, page 3171
Hamilton County Records.)

Situated in the village of Linwood, Hamilton County, Ohio, and in
Section 14, Spencer Township, and described as follows: Commencing at
a point in the line between grantors herein and W. H. Sloan, 155 feet
northwest from the stone in the line of the Wooster Pike, known as the
stone at "Bradley's Corner"; thence south 36° west, 100 feet to the line
of a street as laid out by Elizabeth Sprague ; thence with the line of said
street north 52° and 35-^ west, 163.28 feet to the line of the Little Miami
Railroad; thence with the line of said railroad 100. i feet to the line of
W. H. Sloan; thence with Sloan's line south 52° and 35-^ east, 155.68 feet
to the place of beginning.

WESTWOOD STATION— \y2ite, August 5. 1897; conveyor, Wm.
S. P. Oskamp; five-year lease; consideration of lease. City Waterworks to
construct a pumping station and furnish an adequate water-supply to the
village of Westwood, and that premises will be conveyed to City Water-
works at any time during said five years in consideration of $763.50.

Lots Nos. 7 and 8 of the Harrison Avenue Syndicate Subdivision; lot
No. 7 being 25 feet front, with same width in rear, and 114.73 '^^^ i° length
on the east line and 114.28 feet in length on the west line; lot No. 8 being
25.90 feet in front, with same width in rear, the east line being 114. 2S feet
in length and the west line being 113.80 feet in length. (Plat-book 11,
page 60, Hamilton County Records.)



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BESEBVOIB AND TANK LOTS.

THIRD -STREET RESERVOIR,— T>2Lie^]\x\y 15, 1839; conveyor,
Cincinnati Water Company; terms, fee-simple.

Irregularly-shaped lot, fronting 426 feet on Third Street, running 375
feet on west line* to Martin Street ; also lot lying 35 feet easterly, having
frontage of 61 feet on Third Street, running 80 feet deep towards Martin
Street; also triangular-shaped lot at corner of Pearl and Martin streets,
fronting 89.25 feet on Martin Street and 92.25 feet on Pearl Street.

MT AUBURN TANAT^—Dsite, July 7, 1869; conveyor, Richard A.
Butler and wife; terms, fee-simple, $1,368.

A parcel of ground situate in Sec. 14, T. 3, F. R. 2, beginning at the
northwest corner of lot No. 4, which point of beginning is distance 150 feet
from Auburn Street on a line at right angles to said Auburn Street; thence
running southwestwardly on a line in continuation of a northerly line to
said lot No. 4 50 feet ; thence running southeasterly on a line parallel with
Auburn Street 60 feet; thence running northeast 7 feet, more or less, to
the termination of the southerly line of said lot No. 4, at a distance of 193
feet, more or less, from Auburn Street; the object of this deed being to
convey so much of said ground as is necessary to give said lot No. 4 as
here conveyed to said J. W. McLaughlin, by Deed-book 357, page 406, of
the records aforesaid, the full width of the 60 feet and full depth of 200 feet,
measuring from Auburn Street.

Date, May 21, 1869; conveyor, J. W. McLaughlin; terms, fee -simple,
$3,764.50 and assumption of a mortgage.

Lot No. 4 of a subdivision made by R. A. Butler and wife, beginning at
the southeast corner of lot No. 5 on the plat of said subdivision, which is
a point in the west line of Auburn Street; thence 315.66 feet in a north-
westwardly direction from the northwest corner of Auburn and McMillan
streets ; thence running south 33 feet, east along the west line of Auburn
Street 60 feet to the northeast corner of lot No. 3 on the plat of said sub-
division ; thence running southwardly along between said lots No. 3 and
No. 4 193 feet, more or less, to the east line of a 20-foot street; thence
running northwaidly along the east line of said 20-foot street 75 feet, more
or less, to an angle in said 20-foot street ; thence running northeastwardly
along the line between said lots No. 4 and No. 5 150 feet to the place
of beginning.

Date, May 18, 1869; conveyor, Jos. C Butler, fee now owned by Edward
Sargent; terms, perpetual lease, $2,400 annual rental, payable in quarterly
installments.

All that parcel of ground situate in Sec. 14, T. 3, F. R. 2, being part
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John R. Wright and Marj E. S. Wright. Beginning at a point at the west
line of Auburn Street, 3i5»66 feet in a northwesterly direction from the
northwest corner of McMillan and Auburn streets; thence running north
33° along the west line of Auburn Street i8o feet; thence running south-
westwardly on a line at right angles to Auburn Street 200 feet; thence
running southeastwardlj parallel with Auburn Street 180 feet; thence
running northeastwardly 200 feet to the place of beginning.

PRICE 'HILL TV^A^A: — Conveyor, James J. Faran and wife; tn
annual rental is now paid by the Water Department to the Sinking Fund
of $1,200, payable quarterly.

Lot or block of ground situate in Sec. 36, T. 4, F. R. i, 2i8t Ward.
Beginning at a point in the south line of Glenway Avenue, 685 feet west
of east section line of said Section 36 and at the west line of Considioe
Avenue; thence south along the west line of said Considine Avenue 500
feet to College Avenue; thence west along the north line of said College
Avenue 280 feet to Purcell Avenue ; thence north along the east line of said
Purcell Avenue 500 feet to the said Glenway Avenue 280 feet to the said
Considine Avenue, the place of beginning; being a block of ground known,
lettered, and designated as Block C in George F. Meyers's Third Sub-
division, as shown in Plat -book 5, page 96, Hamilton County Records.
(D. B. 524, page 84, Hamilton County Records.)

LIN WOOD RESERVOIR AND TANK,—V>2ite, June 14, 1893; con-
veyors, Wm. Monroe and wife ; terms, fee-simple, $875 ; Book 757, page 9St
Hamilton County Records.

All that certain lot of land in the northeast quarter of Section 20, T. 4t
F. R. 2, M. P., lying and being in Israel Wilson's first subdivision, as
recorded in Deed - book 134, page 358, Hamilton County (Ohio) Records,
and more particularly described as follows : Commencing at the southwest
corner of lot No. 6 in said Wilson's subdivision, said commencing point
being in the center of Linn Street, at a stake set for the 6orrected point of a
stone monument still standing, but leaning out of place; thence with the
center of Linn Street north 26** east, 41.06 feet; thence south 51° east,
parallel with the south line of said lot No. 6 278.86 feet to a stone; thence
north 41° east, 203.84 feet to a stone, the north line of said lot No. 6; thence
with the said north line of lot No. 6 south 49** east, 184. 12 feet to the nortb-
east corner of said lot; thence south 60** east, 67.11 feet to a point in the
north line of lot No. 10 of said Wilson's subdivision; thence south 41^
west, 248.12 feet to a point in the south line of lot No. 6, 21.35 ^^^ *^^
of the southeast corner of lot No. 6; thence north 51** west, 518.65 feet
along tl?e south line of lot No. 6 to the center of Linn Street and to the
place of beginning, and containing 1.637 acres. Said lot of land being
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Also a strip of ground forty feet wide along the south side of lot
No. ID aforesaid, from the east end of the lot first above described to
Wood Street.

Also a,n easement for the purpose of laying and maintaining a water-
main only along the northerly side of lot No. lo or southerly side of lot
No. II, from, at, or near the northeast corner of said lot No. lo to premises
hereinbefore conveyed.

Also an easement for the purpose of laying and maintaining a water-
main along and through the southeast part of that portion of lot No. 6
retained by said grantor.

STORAGE LOTS, Ac,

CHARLES-STREET STABLES.— Y>9X^, August 30, 1883; conveyor,
Wood Fosdick ; terms, three-year lease, $900 annually, payable in quarterly
installments. Renewed September 30, 1886, for five years; $1,000, payable
in quarterly installments, first and second years; $1, too,- payable in quarterly
installments, third, fourth, and fifth years. Re-extended July 29, 1891, for
five years; first and second years, payable in quarterly installments, $1,200;
third and fourth years, payable in quarterly installments, $1,400; fifth year,
payable in quarterly installments, $1,500.

Tract of land lying on south side of Twelfth Street 100 feet east from
Central Avenue, being frontage of 50 feet on Twelfth Street, running "
between parallel lines 190 feet to Charles Street, being lots No. 34, No. 35,
No. 40, and No. 41 of outlot No. 58, by the heirs of Richard Fosdick,
deceased.

Abandoned December 28, 1901.

GEORGE-STREET STABLE Z (97:- Formerly owned by Cincinnati
Fire Department and acquired by Waterworks Department by ordinance
No. 95 of Board of Legislation, passed November 8, 1897, authorizing
exchange of lots, and the payment of $6,500 by Waterworks Department
to Fire Department.

Lot of ground on north side of George Street 164.7 ^eet west of Central
Avenue, having a frontage of 50.9 feet on George Street, running back
a depth of 91 feet, more or less, to L'Hommedieu Alley.

GEORGE STREET STORAGE LOT-^Lease to the city of Cincin-
nati from George B. Cox and wife, with privilege of purchase for $7,500;
annual rental $425t payable quarterly; recorded in Lease Book 120,
page 371.

Beginning at a point on the north side of George street 102 feet east
of John street; thence eastwardly along the north side of George street 37
feet, more or less, to the southwest corner of a lot now owned by the city



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of Cincinnati ; thence northwardly 90 feet, on a line parallel to John street,
to the south line of L'Hommedieu alley; thence westwardlj along slid
south line of said alley 37 feet, more or less, to a point; thence southwardly,
on a line parallel to John street, to the place of beginning. Said . premises
being all those premises conveyed to George B. Cox by deeds recorded in
Deed Book 577, page 163, and Book 602, page 386.

MISOELLANBOUS PBOPEBTT.

MARK LEY FARM.—Yi^ed to city of Cincinnati; date. May 28, 1872;
conveyor, Jacob Markley; terms, fee-simple, $22,321.50.

Beginning at the southeast corner of Jacob Markley's land on the banks
of the Ohio River; thence along his east line N. 7° 56' E. 1809.84 feet;
thence N. 4® 13^ E. 1526.50 feet; thence S. 88° 20^ W. 963.75 feet; thence
N. 67'' 56' W. 511 .50 feet;* thence N. 48° 33' W. 333.96 feet; thence S. 15^
8^ E. 1940.01 feet; thence S. 1° 19' W. {1707.83 feet) to the banks of the
Ohio River; thence S. 86° 18' E. 1872.20 feet to the place of beginning;
containing 148.81 acres, excepting from the above 60 poles of ground, lying
and being on the waters of Five-mile Creek, for the purpose of building
thereon for the United Brethren in Christ, and bounded and described as
follows : Commencing at a corner in Five-mile Creek in Garret Hopper's
line; thence south 12 poles to a stone in said line; thence west 5 poles to a
'stone; thence north 12 poles to a stone; thence east 5 poles to the place of
beginning; containing 60 square poles, with all the right, title, and interest
(B. 400, page 289, Hamilton County Records.)

RIGHT OF IVAY FOR F/PF- LINE. -^August 10. 1893, one dollar;
conveyor, Cincinnati Street Railway Company.

The following described strips of land to revert to the railroad companv
upon one year's notice when the Water Department shall have laid mains
to Price Hill along either Price-Hill Road, Warsaw Pike, or Glenway
Avenue: A strip of ground three feet in width and 351.43 feet in length,
between Matson Place and Price- Hill Road, along the west line of lot No. 2
of amended Plat A, made by Francis Lampe in case No. 39,254 of Superior
Court of Cincinnati of William Price's subdivision in the city of Cincin-
nati, Hamilton County, Ohio; also in a strip three feet in width and 351-43
feet in length, between Price- Hi 11 Road and Warsaw Pike, along the west
side of lot No. 11 of William Price's subdivision in the city of Cincinnati,
Hamilton County, Ohio; also in a strip three feet in width and 170 feet in
length, between Warsaw Pike and Glenway Avenue, the west line of which
strip is a continuation of the west line of lot No. 11 of William Price's sub-
division, in the property owned by the Price-Hill Inclined Plane Railroad
Company, in William Price's subdivision in the city of Cincinnati, Hamilton
County, Ohio.



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BLOCK "Z," AVERTS SUBDIVISION— D^^X^t, August 6, 1866;
conveyor, Henrj Pearce and wife; terms, fee-simple, $371 'So.

A lot or tract of land, being the remainder of Block L in £. and F.
Avery's subdivision, recorded in Plat- book i, page 92, in the Recorder's
office. Not conveyed to J. B. Purcell by deed from the said Henry Pearce
and wife, bearing date June 28, 1866, recorded in Deed-book 329, page 53,
Hamilton County Records (Book 350, page 545, Hamilton County Records).

BLOCK "A'," AVERY'S SUBDIVISION,— V?irXoi Block K, Avery's
subdivision, condemned by case No. 35,256, Common Pleas Court, Sep-
tember 4, 1871, the records of which were burned in Court-house fire.
Fronting 118 feet on Ash Street, 315 feet on Martin Street, and 325 feet on
Collord Street, being lots No. 1 1, No. 29, and parts of lots No. 10, No. 30,
and No. 32.

PROPERTY EAST OF EDEN- PARK PUMPING STATION
{condemned by Park Commissioners ^ fww used by Water Deparimetii). —
Lots No. 50 to No. 63 in Hafer's subdivision. Tract fronting 92 feet on
High Street, at northeast corner of High and Weeks streets; tract 50 feet
front on High street, lying 100 feet east of Weeks Street; tract 25 feet on
High Street, lying 150 feet east of Weeks Street; lots No. 11 and No. 12
of subdivision of Sheriff, as recorded in Book 112, page 155, Hamilton
County Records; tract 90 feet on hill, east of the aforesaid lots No. 11 and
No. 12; lots No. 68 and No. 80, also No. 65 and No. 66, of subdivision of
McCormack, Burt et al.; also 14 feet off north side of lot No. 69, and 25 feet
off north side of lot No. 67.

Date, January 25, 1868; terms, fee-simple, $3,000; conveyor, John B.
Purcell.

Lot No. 37 of Thomas Collord's estate, as platted by Randal H. Rieley,
and lying on the north side of Third Street, between Collord and Wash-
ington streets, and being 33 feet on Third Street, and running back 100
feet, more or less, also 7 feet off the west side of lot No. 36 of the same plat
which adjoins No. 37 on the east, the whole lot hereby conveyed being
40 feet front on the north side of Third Street off the west side of the
tract now owned by J. B. Purcell. (Book 362, page 164, Hamilton County
Records. )

Date, July 20, 1880; conveyor, Clinton Kirby and wife; terms, fee-
simple, $4,645.90; annual rental of $278.75, being now paid to Sinking
Fund by Water Department.

Beginning at the southwest corner of Martin and Court streets; thence
on the west line of Martin Street southerly 256.85 feet to an angle; thence
on Martin Street southerly 17.33 ^eet to the corner of Martin and Para-
drome streets; thence on the north line of Paradrome Street 40.62 feet;
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Court Street, and passing one foot west of the well-hole; thence on the
south side of Court Street easterly 47.62 feet to the beginning; contaioing
11,615.77 square feet, being the same lot leased by Timothy Kirby to the
city of Cincinnati (for the use of Waterworks, etc.) by lease dated January i,
1874, with privilege of purchase in the fee of said lot.

Also strip of ground west of the above; date, July 17, 1880; terms, fee-
simple, $2,462.40; annual rental $147.75, "ow paid by Waterworks Depart-
ment to Sinking Fund; conveyor, Byron Kirby and wife. Lot of ground
25 feet in width measured on line of Paradrome Street, and lying between
Paradrome and Court streets, having the general directions of the lot
described above.

Parcels of ground fronting on High Street, conveyed by John F. Dair
and wife to the city by deed dated September i, 1869. Consideration: the
payment annually of $500, in quarterly installments, on the first day of
December, March, June, and September, to John F. Dair and wife during
their lifetime, or in case of the death of either, during the lifetime of the
person surviving.

Grant to the city of the perpetual right, privilege, and easement to enter
upon and under the property of the Little Miami Railroad Company, at
any point between Front and Pearl streets, up to the intersection of said
streets, for the purpose of removing, repairing, laying, or relaying old or
new water-pipe under said property, leading to the reservoir, in lieu of the
vacation of Spring- Hill Avenue by the city.



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TABLE I.

Consumption of Water.





leoo


leoi


Pumtkaffe of water. Low Service


Gallons.
2.447,6M.492
11,577,366,421


Gallons.

2,426,800,182
12,597,400,598


PumDaire of water. Middle Service






Total nnmTMure of wat4*r ,.„


14.025,020,913
134.620,997


15,024,200,780


Deduct water used by low-pressure engines /or con-
densation



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