Leadership

EXTENSION OF METERAGE IN NEW YORK.

Issue 20 and Volume 59.

EXTENSION OF METERAGE IN NEW YORK. Mayor Mitchel, of New York City, last week approved a legislative bill authorizing the extension of the water meter system to every house in the city occupied by two or more families. In approving the measure the mayor said the assertion that installation of meters would restrict the use of water was erroneous. The bill then went to the Governor for his consideration and the New York “Press,” in an editorial favoring the measure and entitled “Water Meters a Good Thing,” said: “Mayor Mitchel was not impressed with arguments made before him in opposition to the bill authorizing the city to extend the water meter system, and he has signed it. The Governor should do the same thing, as the objections made at the Mayor’s hearing are no more worthy of his consideration. It was urged, for instance, that New York has a bountiful…

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