Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 10 and Volume 63.

METERAGE In connection with a proposed rate increase for Zanesville, O., water consumers, it is advocated that the rates should be based on a meter charge as the only fair plan. The question of metering the city water of Lynn, Mass., has been before the city council. There is a division of opinion on the matter. To those closely in touch with city affairs it seems that the flat rate charged for each fixture causes an inequality in the water department. Water Commissioner Newsom desires to establish a flat rate of $5 per meter for a certain amount of water and a fixed price per hundred cubic feet for all water used over the prescribed amount. The report of the Chicago bureau of public efficiency recommends a meter for every water consumer, domestic and industrial. A summary of the report reads as follows: “Waste and leakage also necessitate the expenditure…

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