Leadership

Akron’s Water and Sewerage System.

Issue 5 and Volume 8.

Akron’s Water and Sewerage System. (From an Occasional Correspondent.) AKRON, O., January 10.—By the terms of the contract between the city of Akron and the Akron Water-works Company, the former will have the right to purchase the entire waterworks plant at any time after July 1, 1891. Such a purchase by the city is deemed advisable, and the matter is being considerably agitated at present. There is no clause in the franchise which regulates the number of fire-plugs that shall be granted by the city, but it has been the custom of the waterworks committee to demand plugs at short distances for all extensions, and for each of these it is to receive a rental of $45 per annum. In all of these cases the city has been compelled to allow the plugs or deprive a portion of the citizens of water supply. The present water supply is drawn from…

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