Leadership

METERAGE AT ROCHESTER.

Issue 7 and Volume 36.

METERAGE AT ROCHESTER. Many water meters are being quietly set on the services of private consumers at Rochester, N. Y., at the suggestion of Mayor Cutler, who, early in his administration, noted the desirability of cutting off the waste in the supply of water which existed because of the lack of meters in private houses. A rule was adopted that, whenever new services were put in either new residences or in old houses, a meter be required. In this way, the change is being made gradually, without much fuss and with little extra expense to owners. In fact, no complaints at all of its being a hardship have been received. The wastage at Rochester is forty per cent. of the water supply, hut it is expected that, with the addition of the reservoir at Cobh’s hill and the saving in water supply brought about by the general use of meters,…

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