New Water Rule in Springfield

Issue 10 and Volume 62.

New Water Rule in Springfield A new rule passed by the water commissioners of Springfield, Mass., which taxes all owners of automobiles in that city $1.60 a year for water rent, is in effect this quarter for the first time and some dissatisfaction has been displayed by motorists who claim that it is not the amount as much as it is the principle of the rule that they object to. It was claimed recently that the matter will be placed before the Holyoke automobile club for action and that a test case will be made. The water commissioners state that if the tax is refused the water will be htit off. The motoristS state that where water is used they have no objectiou to the tax, hut where an automobile is kept in a public garage and cared for there they can see no legal way in which the water…

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