Water-Works Franchises.

Issue 2 and Volume 1892 12.

Water-Works Franchises. IT would seem, in view of the frequent occurrences of litigation between water-works corporations of a private character and the towns that conferred the franchises upon said private corporations, that a good measure of advice would be found in the way of towns bonding themselves to raise money sufficient to erect water works and place themselves in the hands of competent engineers qualified to prepare plans and specifications to govern the construction of water-works sufficient in capacity to supply present and future requirements. There is not a day passes but what we are called upon to review the proceedings of some court that has been called upon to determine the legal aspect of contracts made between private water companies and the city or town which they have contracted to provide water for. It would seem that in view of these facts, that already sufficient experience has been demonstrated…

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