Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 18 and Volume 45.

METERAGE A Washington paper gives the following interview with William Volkhardt, of New York: “As purveyors of water, meters have come to stay; they have long ago passed the experimental stage. Many years ago they were used only on large consumers, such as manufacturing establishments, because it was beyond human agency to estimate in advance how much water would be consumed in a period covering twelve months. The meter proved this conclusively, and it soon became the rule to sell water no other way to this class of consumer. Its use then spread to what is termed the commercial user. The metering of the domestic class was slow,” continued Mr. Volkhardt, “caused probably through lack of information and experience regarding the rate at which water should he sold through a meter. Practice has shown that water cannot be sold at one rate to all, as is the case with gas…

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