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WHO SHOULD PAY FOR METERS?

Issue 18 and Volume 1895 16.

WHO SHOULD PAY FOR METERS? At Montgomery, Ala., there has been some controversy over the question of who shall furnish meters, the company or the consumer. There has been no final decision in the United States courts as to which should furnish the measuring appurtenances, but the highest court of England rendered a decision not long ago which shows how the English view it. The following extract is taken from the decision; “Accordingly, the question I have to determine really is this:: whether or not Mr. Bingham [a consumer] is right in his contention, whether it is Mr. Bingham’s duty at his own expense, to measure the water which istaken or whether he is accurate when he says that it rests [with the water works company alone to measure the water which they supply. Mow, the argument of counsel for the defendant has been this: You, the Water Works company,…

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