Meter Rates.

Issue 9 and Volume 1893 13.

Meter Rates. A correspondent at Zanesville, O., sends us the following : The Dayton newspapers are in ecstacies over the reduction in water rents recently made by the trustees of water-works in that city. It is claimed by them that the rates charged there are “ lower than anywhere else in the country where water-works are in use.” This statement may be true of other towns and cities, but it is not true of Zanesville, as the following comparison of rates plainly shows : In Dayton the lowest family water rent per annum is $4 ; in this city it is $3.70; the meter rate in Dayton is from eight cents to fifteen cents per 1000 gallons, in this city the rate is six cents per 1000 gallons, and under the rule in the meter rates hut four cents per 1000 gallons. To more fully illustrate the difference in the…

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