Leadership

WATER RATES

Issue 18 and Volume 59.

WATER RATES Water Clerk Ballard, of Newcastle, Ind., states that the quarterly revenue from consumers having meters amounts to about $1,600. The Administrative Board of Richmond, Va., has recommended that a price of 32 cents per 1,000 gallons be charged to non-resident consumers of city water. The Council of Berkeley, Ariz., have requested that the State Railroad Commission reduce the rates at Berkeley. The present charge is 35 cents per 1,000 gallons, while the rate at Oakland is only 23 cents. Councilman A. R. Dittrick, of Cleveland, O., plans to offer a resolution calling for an increase in rates for East Cleveland and Lakewood, provided these suburbs are furnished with filtered water as is planned. Business men of Lafayette, Ind., are protesting against the proposed reduction of rates there on the ground that the revenue of the Water Department should not be decreased, since the plant carries a debt amounting…

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