Leadership

Water Rates in Ohio Cities.

Issue 7 and Volume 50.

Water Rates in Ohio Cities. Newark.—Minimum rate $4;15 cents per 1,000 cubic feet above that amount. Lorain—Flat rate $8 per year, minimum, $6. First 3,000 cubic feet, $1.50; 50 cents per 1,000 thereafter. Mansfield.—Flat rate of $5. All consumption metered. To large consumers $3 minimum for 10,000 cubic feet. Marion.—Rate by meter, 25 cents per 1,000, with minimum charge of $2,50 per quarter. Flat rates according to size of building and fixtures. Ashtabula.—All service metered at 10 to 20 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, according to daily consumption. Mayor Lehrer asked for an expression, relative to the extension of the intake pipe out into the lake, said that he was in favor of such a plan. “However,” said the mayor, “I believe we should first increase the capacity of the filtration plant, as the city’s bonded indebtedness is too great now to incur an immediate expense of $150,000 or $200,000.…

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