Issue 11 and Volume 1895 18.

WHAT WATER METERS SHOW. How clearly water meters register statistics as to water consumption in the richer and poorer districts of a large city is shown by the following statistics obtained from the meter department of the Detroit Water Works for 1894 and published by Mr. G. S. Williams, civil engineer of the Detroit Water Works in his paper on “The Waste and Consumption of Water” published in the “Michigan Engineers’ Annual for 1895 ” and recently noticed at length in FIRE AND WATER for August 3 and August 7. The wealth or poverty of the population has its effect in the equipment or non-equipment of the houses with bath tubs, closets, wash bowls, etc., all of which affects the waste and the consumption of water. They are as follows, (the persons being averaged daily for a year): In tenements—single penstock for all, 5 families, 27 persons, 81-2 gallons per…

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