Leadership

Water Commissioner E. E. Wall Urges Meters to Prevent Waste in St. Louis

Issue 14 and Volume 63.

Water Commissioner E. E. Wall Urges Meters to Prevent Waste in St. Louis Water Commissioner Edward E. Wall, of St. Louis, Mo., declared in. an address before the Engineers’ Club of that city that nearly 40 per cent, of the water pumped into the city mains is wasted and that the city will face the necessity of building a $25,000,000 water supply system in 1926 unless the waste is discontinued. “Using high-priced coal and labor to pump water to run into sewers is criminal waste,” declared Commissioner Wall, who said tests had demonstrated that 40 gallons per capita daily were enough to supply the domestic needs of the city, 45 gallons additional would take care of the commercial needs, 12 gallons would cover the public needs, such as cleaning streets, etc., and, adding to this 10 gallons for unpreventable losses, making a total per capita consumption of 107 gallons daily,…

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