Leadership

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING

Issue 6 and Volume 48.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING That water meters are a potent factor in the conservation of a water supply is demonstrated by facts and figures set forth by Governor Draper, of Massachusetts, in speaking of the result of the new law which has been applied to Boston. Comparing the consumption during the months of 1909 and 1910 he recently showed that the daily saving, since the installation of meters, was from 4,000,000 to 13,000,000 gallons a day. The quantity consumed per capita was reduced from 159 gallons a day to 128 per day. “This saving,” he says, “will undoubtedly be increased, and, as will be readily seen, is enormous in amount, and shows in the most graphic way one of the effects of practical conservation which is not dependent on forestry.” An interesting question of an apartment house owner’s liability for water rates has recently been decided in the Appellate Division…

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