Leadership

Meterage.

Issue 22 and Volume 46.

Meterage. At Dunkirk, N. Y., the water board has directed the locomotive works to install one large meter on the main line supplying the works. The present method of metering the water is unsatisfactory, and the board is desirous of doing away with numerous small meters. The shops use about one-fourth of the city’s available supply. The action of the select council of Philadelphia in deferring the consideration of the question of a general installation of water meters in manufacturing establishments is regarded by manufacturers as an injustice. It is argued that they pay for water so much per boiler, whether the boilers are all in use or not, and that it would only be fair to charge them for the water they really use. It is claimed that since the improvements made in the waterworks plant and the consequent supply of filtered water the former rates are inadequate, and…

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