Leadership

KANSAS CITY WATER IMPROVEMENTS.

Issue 7 and Volume 34.

KANSAS CITY WATER IMPROVEMENTS. The Kansas City, Mo., Star fears that, “when the proposed betterments [in the water supply] are undertaken, they may be on too small a scale to meet the demands of the present and the near future. The allowance for the waterworks in the bond allotment should be generous enough to much more than meet present needs. It should insure to the city a continuous and abundant supply of water. The rapid growth of the city and the constant increase in consumption should be taken into consideration. When these improvements shall have been made at the cost of the whole city—not at the cost of the water consumers—and. w ith the enlarged use of water and the naturally increasing revenues, it should then be possible, too, to lower the water rates and thus, after long waiting, make good one of the reasonable promises held out as an…

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