Water Tower

Aug. 1912      
The Engineer requests $20,000.00 to proceed with waterworks and powerhouse. The Town only had $8000.00

Feb. 1913      
Town arranges $38,000.00 debenture for waterworks, and $12,000.00 for power plant.

Mar. 1914    
Tenders called for: Canadian Westinghouse - generator $1835.00, Ontario Wind Power - deep well pump $610.94, Des Moines Bridge & Steel - water tower (They were in business until 2000, unfortunately no records are available for them.)

July 1914     
Expenses to date: Water tower - $12,299.89, power plant $2,722.62. The bricks for the power plant cost $7.50 per 1000.

Aug 1914      
Expenses to date: Water tower $20,882.91, power plant $4,169.35

Sept 1914     
Completed expenses: Water reservoir $2,860.87, elevated tank $4,661.22, well drilling $3,418.55, water lines $7,359.50, miscellaneous $2.015.95, power house $2,967.25, electric equipment, total $32,212.32

Sept 1914     
Water rates set: livery barns $10.00/mo, restaurants $1.00/wk, laundries $1.00/wk, dwellings $1.00/wk, bathtubs $0.50 extra/mo. Electric rates $1.00/mo

Oct. 1914     
Electric meters installed

Dec. 1914     
Electric rates set: $0.20/kwh, $0.12 for over 40kwh. Customers were complaining about the cost.