Issue 24 and Volume 19.

FIRE AND WATER METERAGE being now accepted as a something imperative, if waste of water, with its consequent expenses, is to be avoided, it follows that the meters should be the property, and under the absolute control of the water departments supplying the water. In too many places the method obtains of allowing miscellaneous plumbers to take out and replace the meters, and thus the departments are left without any records as to the time the meters are out, while, if the department controled the matter, another meter would be put on service, pending repairs. In this way the consumer would save a portion of the charge of the plumber for removing the meter, since the pro rata charge of a salaried man in the department would be much less than the usual charge of a plumber. All meters put in by private consumers at their own expense should be…

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