Portland, Me,, Water District May Reduce Rates

Issue 13 and Volume 65.

Portland, Me,, Water District May Reduce Rates There is a possibility that within a few months the Portland, Me., Water District may announce a reduction in the water rates although no definite time for a statement from the officials is given. The trustees of the district have been considering the question and it is generally hoped that a slight reduction can be made. During the war period the district was obliged to place a large number of guards on duty and this extra quota of men was placed on the pay rolls. For a number of months these men have not been in service because of the change from war time to peace time periods. One reason why there has been no change in the rates to date is the fact that materials much needed for maintenance and new construction have reached record high levels. The cost of labor is…

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