Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 8 and Volume 54.

METERAGE CURRENT DEPARTMENT NEWS Philadelphia’s water meter accounts have increased from 2,000 last year to 12,000 this year. Manchester, N. H., has a water rate of $8 per annum. The city has but 74 water meters in use. During the past six months, Jackson, Miss., has installed 253 water meters, and the work is still going on. With only about 60 per cent. of its water consumption metered, the per capita consumption in Lowell, Mass., is only 60 gallons a day. The installation of meters has been ordered in a number of California cities and towns by the railroad commission as the, only means of checking the water waste. By the adoption of the meterage system, the city of Glean, N. Y., has reduced its daily water pumpage from 2,000,000 gallons per day in 1907 to 1,600,000 gallons at the present time. The California commission has directed the ow ners…

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