Leadership

WASTE OF WATER IN NEWARK.

Issue 10 and Volume 24.

WASTE OF WATER IN NEWARK. NEWARK, N. J., is discussing the question of the minimum rate of water charges, and considerable difficulty seems to exist as to how to get at a right settlement in the matter. The city books show that on the first of January last there were 30,792 water taps in the city—30 792 separate water connections. It does not appear, however, how many of these taps are in stores and factories or how many in dwellings. There are in Newark probably 27,633 dwellings, 2,300 factories, and about as many stores. Of the 30.792 taps, probably 24,000 are for dwellings—the remainder, 6,792, being for factories, stores, saloons, and other business places—there are about 1,250 saloons—besides stables greenhouses, and other places where large quantities of water are used. On January 1,1898 there were in use in Newark 2,577 meters;so that, of the 30,792 water taps, 28,215 consumers of…

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