Leadership

DENVER AND ITS WATER SYSTEM

Issue 9 and Volume 55.

DENVER AND ITS WATER SYSTEM The city of Denver, Col., has just emerged from one of the bitterest controversies that could befall a municipality. Its population of considerably more than two hundred thousand has for months been in a state of feverish excitement and internal fermentation bordering on personal violence, merely because the Denver Union Water Company, a utility that has rendered the best of service to its constituency, sought a renewal of its franchise. In the event of this request being refused it offered to sell its holdings to the city for a price which from the standpoint of its owners seemed fair. Because the city was not disposed to accept either proposition, and threatened to construct a new water system, the company took issue, and the contention followed. The property of the Denver Union Water Company is undoubtedly the most extensive from the viewpoint of capacity and territory…

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