Leadership

METERAGE

Issue 26 and Volume 66.

METERAGE Service Director Zink of Canton. O., has recently purchased five thousand and forty-five meters from the Gamon Company. Steubenville, O., is wasting water so extravagantly, says the superintendent of water works, Joseph Fielder, that it may become necessary to install meters in order to protect the supply. The normal consumption is 6,000,000 gallons a day, but recently the quantity has reached 9,000,000 and is still increasing. So much water is being wasted, Superintendent Fieler says, that the pumps cannot keep the standpipe filled on the hilltop, which is a dangerous condition in view of the always present danger of fire. It is the superintendent’s belief that faucets are being allowed to run all night to prevent freezing and steps are being taken to determine who are the offenders, in order that meters may be installed in their homes.

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