Issue 10 and Volume 31.

A WATER BILL AT ALBANY. On March 4 Water Commissioner J. Hampden Dougherty, of New York city, appeared before the assembly cities’ committee in behalf of a bill in troduced by Assemblyman Colby to expunge from section 473 of the New York charter the last cntence, which provides that in certain specified eases the charge for water shall be determined only by the quantity of the water actually used, as shown by the meters in use in the buildings, and to insert instead a paragraph which provides that for no place in which water is furnished for business consump tion shall the charge for water be less than the rat which would be apportioned to such building it charged a frontage rate or rental. Commissioner Dougherty claims that the charges for water at meter rates have often been less than the annual charges for frontage would have been had the…

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