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PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE

Issue 9 and Volume 66.

PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SERVICE Excerpts from the Final Report of the Committee on Private Fire Protection Service of the American Water Works Association—Introduction— Physical Questions Introduction Private fire protection service has been a subject of discussion between the water purveyor and the insurance interests for years. The “Proceedings” of both the American and New England Water Works Associations contain many pages devoted to this topic, and the interest displayed is evidence of the concern which this class of service has caused the water works superintendent. A number of different questions are involved which divided themselves naturally into two classes, physical and fiscal. The physical questions relate to the manner of installation, the fiscal questions to the distribution of the cost of installation and proper charges for service. The more important questions may be enumerated as follows: A. Physical: water for domestic and manufacturing uses be furnished through the same service…

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