Rates Lower than Their Expectations

Issue 12 and Volume 66.

Rates Lower than Their Expectations A novelty is furnished in the way of news by the announcement in the local press that the people of Marlboro, Mass., have experienced the “mild surprise” of having a new water rate announced, which is lower than their expectations. The rate last year was $24.20, and as it was admittedly necessary to increase that figure in order to maintain the efficiency of the department. it was thought that the rate would probably be $30. The announcement by the department, therefore, of an increase to only $26.20 was productive of general satisfaction.

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