Leadership

THE METER QUESTION IN PHILADELPHIA.

Issue 17 and Volume 24.

THE METER QUESTION IN PHILADELPHIA. ELSEWHERE in this impression will be found an abstract of the report recently presented to the Philadelphia councils by Chief Trautwine, in which he deals at considerable length with the question of “filtration,” which he favors in preference to building new reservoirs or seeking for new sources of water supply for the city, and of metering every gallon consumed in whatever shape by the citizens (allowing always for unavoidable waste). The opposite course is the ne advocated by some members of councils and indirectly, though obviously opposed by Director Thompson and Chief Trautwine, who hold that, if the water of the Delaware and Schuylkill is filtered, there need be no fear of any falling off in the supply. Much less is there any necessity for building new reservoirs—at all events, at present, as Chief Trautwine clearly points out that the avoidable waste of water in…

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