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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]



On April 1st, 1902, the Corporation purchased the plant of the Wanganui Gas Company, Limited, originally established about 1878. The works are situated on a borough reserve in Taupo Quay. In October, 1905, a fine building in brick was built in Ridgway Street, and contains the offices and showrooms for the gas department. The three gasometers are capable of holding 315,000 cuble feet of gas. Throughout the district there are twenty miles of mains, and 1,750 consumers. The price charged is 5s. net per 1000 feet for lighting, and 4s. 9d. net for cooking and heating purposes.