Increasing Demand for Meters in Philadelphia

Issue 17 and Volume 56.

Increasing Demand for Meters in Philadelphia Chief Carleton E. Davis, of the Philadelphia, Pa., Water Bureau, said recently in connection with installation of water meters and the municipal requirements for the setting of them: “The number of applications for water meters received in the Bureau of Water is increasing day by day. At present about 300 a week are coming in. As all new meters must be installed before the first of December, in order that the properties affected may be placed on meter rates for the year 1915, it is expected that the number of applications will increase daily up to the last of November. The water-rent books are closed November 30, in order to give time to write up water-rent duplicates for the ensuing year for the use of the Receiver of Taxes and the City Comptroller. This is the reason for the requirement that notice of any…

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