Issue 6 and Volume 39.

HOW BROOKLYN WASTES WATER. Deputy Commissioner Cozier, of the Brooklyn, New York, water supply department, in speaking of the many ways in which water is wasted in that borough, adds that it is not unfrequently stolen. He gives the following instance of water-theft; The department issued a permit to a company for the use of water in building a three-story structure. An inspector of the department went to the place the other day, and found that on the strength of this one permit the company had erected thirty-five houses ! Water Registrar McGuire brought the matter to the attention of the superintendent of buildings, requesting him to co-operate with the department with a view of stopping thefts of this kind, as the department has not inspectors enough to cover the ground. If those who thus abused the permit do not promptly pay the bill which has been sent in to…

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