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WATER METERS IN ATLANTIC CITY, N J.

Issue 4 and Volume 23.

WATER METERS IN ATLANTIC CITY, N J. Early in 1896 the municipal authorities of Atlantic City, N. J., decided to spend $25,000 for purchasing and setting new water meters. Just as the first of these meters had been installed, Mr. W. C. Hawley, C. E., became the superintentendent of the city’s waterworks. There were at that time about 300 meters in service (many of them old meters, worn out and practically worthless) on a total of 3,095 taps. On August 1, 1896, there were 1,916 meters in service on a total of 3 446 taps On August 1, 1897, there were 2 135 meters in service on a total of 3,692 taps—an increase of 19.3 per cent. In spite of this, and almost entirely because of the reduction in waste, the pumpage showed a marked decrease, even allowing for ten per ctnt. of the pumpage reduction being due to the…

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