Issue 17 and Volume 47.

CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF METERS IN SERVICE* The general meter question has been before the waterworks public for some time. The phase of this question that has been most dwelt upon, and which has been continually, before us, has been the one of selling water by meter measurement, as against the flat rate system, with its accompanying problems of effect on consumption and revenue. I think the time has now come to give the meter subject some thought and attention from a different point of view, and this is the proper handling of meters in service, and the selection of the size and type of meter for any given service. The meter as a tool or instrument for measuring water, like all other tools that we use in handling our business, needs constant attention, or it will not do the work that it is intended to do, i. e., measure…

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