Clean Water and how to Get it

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byAllen Hazen

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PUBLICLY OWNED WATER WORKS. Under this heading I shall not attempt to describe the methods in actual use in American cities for financing their publicly owned water works. These methods are certainly varied and in many cases have admirable features. I propose here to bring together those methods and arrangements which seem particularly suitable, and then to make a financial scheme, ideal and visionary, to the extent that no city is following it throughout, but practical and tried, to the extent that most of its individual features are in successful use in one or another American city. Likewise no treatment of the management of works by private companies is intended, though the plan outlined for city management follows closely, as it should, the arrangements that are suited to company management, with only one important point of difference: That is, that a company has properly for its end the payment of dividends, while the object of publicly owned works is to give as good service as possible, and to assess the cost of it as fairly as it can be done, both between the different takers at the present time, and between those of to-day and those of the years that are to come, during the period for which financial arrangements now made will be in operation. The method to be here outlined is intended to secure this result as fairly as possible and with a minimum of trouble and inconvenience. It is more complicated than the methods now used by many water departments, but perhaps not more eleborate than is necessary to reach the desired results. For the methods of bookkeeping used by many water departments do not give a clear idea of their financial situation nor whether the present arrangements are leading to bankruptcy...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. ON THE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF PUBLICLY OWNED WATER WORKS. Under this heading I shall not attempt to describe the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217823416

ISBN - 13:9780217823418

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