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WESTERLY’S WATER LITICATION.

Issue 8 and Volume 20.

WESTERLY’S WATER LITICATION. Judge Carpenter, of the United States Circuit Court, has handed down a decision granting an injunction against the town of Westerly, Mass., prohibiting it from proceeding with the erection of town water works. In 1885 the town made a contract with the Westerly Water Works, a private corporation, for a supply of water for town and domestic use. Soon after these water works were completed the town authorities came to differences with the water company, which resulted in the failure to supply the town with hydrants adequate for fire protection, and the town commenced to agitate the construction of town water works to be the rival and competitor of the works erected by the private corporation. This caused the private corporation to offer to supply the town with adequate hydrant service at a price acceptable to the town council ; but the feeling ran so high that…

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