Leadership

WATER WASTE AND METERS.

Issue 6 and Volume 33.

WATER WASTE AND METERS. Under the above heading the New York Tribune of Monday last, commenting editorially on the results of the investigations of Chief Nicholas S. Hill. of New York’s department of water supply, says that the “showing was a startling and significant one, indicating how well founded are the charges ot wholesale waste which have been made by competent engineers and in the press, and which some of the authorities of the water department have seemed inclined to resent as an unwarranted intrusion of mere laymen into a realm which should be held sacred to the official elect. * * * There was found in the Murray Hill district a daily waste of more than forty gallons a head of the resident population. In an East Side tenement district Chief Hill found much less. What he would find it in business and manufacturing districts is a matter of…

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