Water Works Litigation

Issue 20 and Volume 53.

Water Works Litigation The Supreme Court of New Jersey has affirmed the decision of the State Water Supply Commission, forbidding Collingswood, Camden county, to construct and operate a water plant of its own. In its decision the court would not enter into the dispute as to this being a means to destroy a private water plant now supplying the city, but adhered to the evidence showing that the community is well supplied with water and at reasonable rates. Livingston, Mont., has been made defendant in a $100,000 damage suit entered by the Livingston W ater W orks Company, owned by James A. Murray, of Butte. Mont. The plaintiff alleges that the city has refused and neglected to enter into negotiations for the purpose of ascertaining rates and water charges to form the basis of the renewal of the contract required by the ordinance which expired two years ago, and alleges…

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