Issue 15 and Volume 65.

SEWERAGE Sewer projects involving an outlay of $140,000 are under way in Minneapolis, Minn. More than 150 men are employed on these projects alone. Another communication was received from Clair A. Inskeep, director of public service at Bellefontaine, O., in which he stated that the sewage plant in operation there was designed by the Sherman company of Toledo. The plant was constructed in 1911-12 and cost about $40,000. The maintenance and operating cost was very low, Mr. Inskeep stated, owing to the fact that it is a gravity system. The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission, which sought to have property owned by it in Jersey City, N. J., exempted from taxation for 1914 and 1915, lost its case. The commission contended that the property taxed was a benefit to the municipality and therefore not taxable, but Supreme Court Justice Swayze gave judgment to the city on strict construction of the general…

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