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LIABILITY OF LANDLORD FOR WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 6 and Volume 38.

LIABILITY OF LANDLORD FOR WATER SUPPLY. A correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce sent the following query to the editor of that paper: “In April of this year (1905) I rented, for a term of one year, an apartment on the sixth floor of an apartment house in Brooklyn. It was equipped with bathrooms and all necessary plumbing. The house has a large water tank on the roof. During the existing water shortage I am unable to get water, except for about two hours each day. It is then necessary to fill the bathtubs and other receptacles in order to have a supply for ordinary uses. The tanks cannot be kept full, and the bathtubs cannot be used for bathing purposes. I find that the house has no pump for forcing water to the roof-tank, and. therefore, the latter is of no use, the supply being dependent upon…

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