Leadership

Philadelphia Wastes 48,000,000 Gallons Daily

Issue 19 and Volume 65.

Philadelphia Wastes 48,000,000 Gallons Daily It is estimated by Chief Carleton E. Davis, of the bureau of water, Philadelphia, Pa., that there is a waste of 48,000,000 gallons of water every twenty-four hours in the 300,000 buildings, principally dwellings, not yet supplied with meters. This leakage in private dwellings is about 15 per cent, of the total daily pumpage of approximately 320,000,000 gallons. Of this leakage, 15,000,000 gallons is attributed to neglect, 27,000,000 gallons to defective fixtures and 6,000,000 gallons to leaky service pipes. “The municipality,” said Chief Davis recently, “will spend this year more than $1,000,000 for coal. If the amount of coal tnirned could be curtailed 15 per cent, by reduction of waste, there would be a saving of $150,000 in this item alone.”

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