Leadership

REDUCED WATER WASTE IN KNOXVILLE.

Issue 26 and Volume 61.

REDUCED WATER WASTE IN KNOXVILLE. More than two million gallons of water daily is the estimate of the saving that will be effected in Greater Knoxville, Tenn., when the seven thousand water services there have been equipped with meters. Consumers on many of these services formerly paid the flat rate hut three thousand meters have already been installed and four thousand more will be put in houses during this year. From fifty to seventy are being installed daily in houses where the flat rate was formerly paid. It is computed that as the water rate for the entire city of Knoxville is now eighteen cents per thousand gallons the saving to be effected with meters will come to three hundred and sixty dollars per day, or eighteen thousand dollars per month, or something like $130,000 per year. Two million gallons of water saved daily will mean less coal used, less…

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