Leadership

EXPERIENCE WITH METERS AT CAMBRIDGE.

Issue 2 and Volume 29.

EXPERIENCE WITH METERS AT CAMBRIDGE. The water board of Cambridge, Mass., has submitted some important data relating to the use of water meters, which is conclusive as to the value of meters for stopping waste. The experience of other cities which have adopted the meter system, shows that the average daily consumption of water per capita is about forty-five gallons, and there is no reason to believe that the experience of Cambridge would be any different from theirs. In fact, since the issue of the last annual report of the board events have shown that this statement is capable of demonstration. The following table shows the average daily consumption per capita in Cambridge during the past ten years: From this table it appears that, almost without exception, there has been a steady increase in consumption per capita from year to year, until we reach the year 1900. During that year…

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