Leadership

Water Scarcity at London.

Issue 8 and Volume 43.

Water Scarcity at London. As at London, Ont., the water commissioners feared a water famine during the summer of 1907, they would not enter into a contract with the city to supply it for street-watering purposes and curtailed the lawn-sprinkling service. Hence, there was a falling off of $3,500 in revenue; but there was no actual scarcity of water for domestic use, although the city, as in former years, was face to face with a water famine. The season, however, was fairly wet. In view of these facts, the commissioners again requested the city council to submit a waterworks byelaw, as they felt that something would have to be done, otherwise the citizens would find themselves during a dry season without water. The fact is that it was very difficult during the summer months of last year to keep the reservoir full for emergency in case of lire. Artesian wells…

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