Issue 13 and Volume 60.

REGISTRARS’ EXHIBIT. The suggestion that at the next convention of the New England Water Works Association an exhibit be made by registrars, showing the books and records in use in their departments, should prove a valuable one. Possibly no branch of the water service receives less attention than this important end of the work. This may be largely due to the lack of appreciation of the subject by those in charge of the plants, and who are satisfied with the systems in vogue, while improved methods may be obtained by comparison with systems brought up to date. The bookkeeping department may be using complicated records which are only questioned when auditors or accountants are employed to make the periodical statements. The comparison of a large number ot records would certainly result in beneficial changes in the bookkeeping departments of many plants. The useless labor connected with old-fashioned methods would be…

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