Leadership

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING.

Issue 10 and Volume 33.

WHAT WATERWORKS MEN ARE DOING. Construction, Extension, and Management of Plants ITHACA, N. V. The vote taken at Ithaca, N. Y., on Monday last on the subject of a municipal water supply was overwhelmingly in favor of the city purchasing the existing water system belonging to the Ithaca Water company, or, in default of that course being adopted, of building an independent waterworks plant. The votes cast against the project were only thirty; those in favor of it were 1,335. The decision, therefore, was virtually unanimous. Had every one who is entitled to vote at ordinary elections cast his ballot on this occasion, there is no doubt that the majority would have been proportionately even greater, so intense is the feeling in favor of a municipal system which has been stirred up by the disastrous outbreak of typhoid fever—an epidemic deary traceable to the polluted water. The voting, however, was…

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