Leadership

Consumption in Metropolitan District

Issue 14 and Volume 52.

Consumption in Metropolitan District Water consumption in the metropolitan district, which is made up of Boston and 17 other Massachusetts municipalities, amounted to 105 gal. per capita during 1911. The district has an area of 174.8 sq. miles and an estimated population of 1,046,030. The daily average consumption was 109,994,800 gal., a decrease of 2.097,300 gal. daily over the amount supplied in 1910, and 15,429,400 gal. less than during 1908. Mr. Dexter Brackett, in his eleventh annual report, states that the per capita consumption has been reduced 18.0 tier cent, in three years and is now as low as in 1898. when the Metropolitan works were established. Nine municipalities at the close of the year metered practically all of their service pipes. At the end of the year 45.49 per cent, of all service pipes in the district were metered as compared with 37.50 per cent, al the beginning of…

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