Leadership

CONSERVATION OF WATER.

Issue 1 and Volume 63.

CONSERVATION OF WATER. With the fuel situation at its most critical stage throughout the country, it being next to impossible to replenish the shortage of coal when it occurs, the necessity of conserving the water supply and relieving the pumping stations as much as possible becomes a paramount necessity. The habit of householders and other domestic users of water, which has become almost a second nature, is to leave a faucet open during the night in extremely cold weather to prevent the freezing of the pipes when the heat goes down. There is, of course, no doubt that this action does accomplish its object, for the running water does not freeze, but it also has other unforeseen results to the unwary user. One of these is, or at least should be, the substantial increase in their water bills, for reasonable care and the exercise of a little common sense should…

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