The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1915. LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY.
Thk report givpn to the Akaroa County Council on Saturday last by Messrs Goodwin arid Hay as to the way in which the Lake Coleridge cerrenfc woald be token up in Pigeon Bay is most encouragiDg. There eeeina no doubt that full advantage will be taken of the opportunity to acquire the current for both lighting and power In ppi'o of the support given Mr Hay pointed out that the Council would find it hard to make the scheme a paying one, as the cost of reticulation by the Gcvernpeat wee too high. There seems
every probability that this could he reduced at least SO per cent anii per i bnps more. As Mr Hay pointed out the high charges of the Government I are making the scheme impracticable, nnrl if this is so, any redaction that on be made should be utilised. In connection with the current an arrangement could probably be come to whereby a lump amount would bo token by each bay at a fixed sum. The suggestion made by Messrs Good* win and Hey that the Akaroa County Council should take out the total costs of the scheme'and give the Govern raenfc the balance is a good one if the Government ta willing to adopt same. There is no donbt about the current being taken up for power as well as light, as after a scheme has eventuated a large proportion always benefit by same. Such was the case in Akaroa where fresh applications come in every meeting. Little River will tap our line considerably, and there is no doubt the Akaroft Borough and surroundings will absorb a fair amount of current* If every bay takes the current in the same way that Pigeon Bay has done, and there seems so reason why they should not, the practicability of the scheme is assured. At the same time, if the Government demands are somewhat high, the Akaroa County Council can, no doubt, lay the matter before the engineer and establish an agreement gatisfactory to all parties.
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The Akaroa Mail. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1915. LAKE COLERIDGE ELECTRICITY.,
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3506, 21 December 1915