Leadership

Waterworks Litigation.

Issue 4 and Volume 50.

Waterworks Litigation. If the Supreme Court upholds the injunction in the Fon du Lac, Wis., waterworks matter and it becomes necessary to again go over the entire proceedings, the municipality will have to pay more than $320,000, the first estimate of the state railroad rate commission to acquire the waterworks plant. This was the assertion of J. H. Roemer, a member of the commission. Mr. Roemer stated that the committee depreciated the value of the plant oil account of its inadequacy, but that it was being constantly improved and its valuation would be certain to be increased were the commission again called upon to pass on it. Further, Mr. Roemer stated that the commission found no fault whatever with the purity or chemical characteristics of the water. In this respect it was about all that any municipality could ask and greatly superior to that furnished most cities. Justice Pooley, in…

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