Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 3 and Volume 57.

METERAGE Bids were opened at Flint, Mich., a few days ago, for 3,000 meters. The setting of 5,000 meters was started at Norfolk, Va., last week, under the direction of Superintendent T. B. Dornin. Mayor McMahon, of Wallington, N. J., in his annual message, to council, strongly advocated the metering of all services. An ordinance now pending at Rockdale, Ill., provides that all business houses shall install meters at their own expense, the water to be paid for at the rate of 20 cents per 1,000 gallons ; for residences there is a flat rate of 50 cents per month. In Wilmington, Del., 146 meters were set during the first week of January. A report on meter extension by Edgar M. Hoopes, Jr., chief engineer of the Water Board, shows that 6,636 meters were set during the past thirty-four weeks. The Buffalo, N. Y., water report for the year ending…

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