Leadership

A JOB IN THE NEW YORK CITY WATER BILL.

Issue 12 and Volume 33.

A JOB IN THE NEW YORK CITY WATER BILL. A “joker” has been discovered by the New York Times in Water Commissioner Monroe’s bill recently introduced into the assembly at Albany, N. Y., to amend the New York city charter relative to water meters, and to provide means for their installation. In the hearing before the assembly cities’ committee the Times correspondent claims that the bills aims at more than the mere conservation of the city’s water supply. It gives the commissioner authority “to purchase at private sale all water meters now set in any building or place in the city of New York, and not now owned by the city, at a price or prices to be agreed upon in each case between the said commissioner and the owner or owners of such meters, said price for each meter not to exceed seventy-five per centum of the fair market…

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