Issue 8 and Volume 55.

METERAGE The city council at Albion, Neb., has passed an ordinance compelling all users of city water to install meters. A refusal will result in discontinuance of the service, is the order. Water Commissioner Shulz of Cleveland, O., declares that water rates will be increased, but that meters will remain. He says there is no idea of abolishing the meters as some citizens have reported. A report to the effect that the North Side Improvement Association at Kalamazoo, Mich., had been probing the meter end of the water department, was vigorously denied last week when F. A. Newell, president of the association, appeared before the City Council. At Pine Bluffs, Ark., all service connections are now equipped with meters, except those serving fire lines. With an estimated population of a little more than 16,000, the daily consumption is about 1,000,000 gallons, or about 09 gallons per capita. At the present…

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