Leadership

MUNICIPAL USE AND WASTE OF WATER.*

Issue 15 and Volume 34.

MUNICIPAL USE AND WASTE OF WATER.* At almost every meeting of this association there is a discussion of the questions of waste of water by private consumers and the stealing of water from fire services, together with suitable suggestions as to how to prevent the same. On these questions I think that all agree that the meter should be the only arbitrator. There seems, however, to have been too little attention given to the matter of “municipal economy” in the use of water. This has led me to believe that the subject of waste in public buildings would be of interest to you. With the rapid growth of cities, the difficulty of obtaining and maintaining an adequate supply of good water becomes a very serious one. Many cities have had to go long distances for their supplies, spending large sums of money in the building and maintenance of conduits. Careless…

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