Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 2 and Volume 57.

METERAGE St. Paul, Minn., last week contracted for 3,000 meters. In his annual report to the City Council, Nisbet Wingfield, city engineer and commissioner of public works of Augusta, Ga., recommends the installation of meters. In Detroit, Mich., according to the Water Commissioners’ report for the year ending June 30, 1914, 3,749 meters were added during the year, making the number now in use 17,051. The percentage of services metered is 12.8, and the percentage of receipts from metered water was 47.3. The receipts from meter rates were $592,789.22. The quantity of water that passed through meters was 41.9 per cent, of the total consumption. In his recommendations in the report, General Superintendent Theodore A. Leiscn, says: “The question of metering all services is one which should be given serious attention, but in order to do this, a system of meter rates must be devised which will meet the various…

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