Water Mains – Charlestown NH

Description

The federal Public Works Administration provided grants to the town of Charlestown, New Hampshire for the development of its water system through the construction of water mains.

The BOARD OF WATER COMMISSIONERS in the 1936 town report noted:

PWA WATER PROJECT
Receipts From Town of Charlestown $12,000.00
U. S. Government July 17, First Grant 5,454.50
U. S. Government Oct. 23, Second Grant 2,181.80
Water Dept. advance in anticipation of Final Grant 1.550.00
$21,196.30
Expenditures
15,802 ft. 6″ cast iron pipe @ 74^ less freight $10,445.02
Freight on above and other freight charges 1,286.39
Pay roll 5,955.94
Trucking 75.43
Hydrants and valves 1,406.25
Cast iron fittings 193.19
Copper pipe and fittings 549.26
Lead, jute, and misc. pipe fitting material 666.52
Interest on note during construction (June 11-Nov. 11) 200.00
Tapping sleeve and valve 12″ 64.00
Insurance, (liability) 287.58
Corporation cocks and fittings 42.65
Town of Springfield, labor tapping 12″ main 10.54
Kerosene, telephone, telegraph, postage, advertising
and other small miscellaneous expenses 13.53
$21,196.30
As the project under-run the original estimate the
final check from the Government which has been received, amounted to $1,827.45 or $277.45 more than was actually expended. Construction progressed so favorably that we were able to lay about one-half mile more six inch pipe and set two more hydrants than was originally planned. In addition to this about six hundred feet of one inch copper pipe was laid from the hydrant at George Olden’s to below Bert Lawrence house, replacing a three-fourths inch galvanized pipe and about eighteen hundred feet of one inch copper pipe from the cement tub in Snumshire to the residence of Henry Page, thus supplying three additional houses.
LOUIS L. COMSTOCK,

Source notes

ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE SELECTMEN AND OTHER TOWN AND SCHOOL OFFICERS CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR THE YEAR ENDING JANUARY 31, 1937

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Location Info


Charlestown, NH 03603

Location notes: General location marker for Charlestown

Coordinates: 43.239, -72.425

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