Issue 14 and Volume 67.

METERAGE The water situation in Philadelphia has been causing concern for some time and there has been considerable talk about impounding water in the mountains, at a great distance, in order to prevent an actual shortage in the not remote future. The Evening Ledger said in a recent editorial: “It will take several million dollars and several years to put any such enlargement of the storage reservoirs into effect. If consumption continues at the present rate an actual shortage will be upon us before the new supply can be made available. What is needed now is the adoption of some plan for conserving the supply we already have. Every one at all familiar with the situation admits that there is a wicked waste of water somewhere, and it is commonly believed that both leaky fixtures and leaky mains are responsible. The suggestion has frequently been made that meters be installed…

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