Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 5 and Volume 57.

METERAGE The metering of all fire services was completed in Reading, Pa., during 1914. More than 1,200 meters were installed at the request of private property owners and it is expected that twice that number will be installed this year. New rates, giving water at cost, plus 20 cents a month and upwards as rental for meters, for meter-supplied consumers, were established. In Wilmington, Del., 197 meters were set during the week ending January 25, making the total number of meters set during; the past 37 weeks, 7,002. Upon recommendations of Edgar M. Hoopes, Jr., chief engineer of the Water Board, the board passed a resolution that meter readers and inspectors wear a uniform while on duty. Chief Engineer Hoopes advised that this step be taken “to properly protect the general public as well as the employees of the Water Department.” The total receipts of the municipal plant at Meridian,…

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