Issue 24 and Volume 58.

METERAGE An expert commenting on the number of meters used in Reading, Pa., says that the more meters are installed the lower the expense of runing the bureau of water will be, because people with meters will use less water. This means less pumping and less work on filters. It is reported that large quantities of water are used through fire protection lines for which the City of Newark, N. J., receives no compensation. Water is furnished by the city to factories on a flat rate and it is claimed as the supply is not metered the city is loosing through this neglect. Some of the factories have meters on their high-pressure line, but the majority are unmetered and prefer to pay a flat minimum rate per year. The Board of Works proposes to make an inspection of all these supplies and stop the waste of water by using meters…

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