Opinions on Meterage

Issue 2 and Volume 70.

Opinions on Meterage (Continued from page 1238, Vol. LXIX) The following replies were in answer to a questionnaire sent out by FIRE AND WATER KXUIXKKRIM.. and the answers are numbered to correspond with the two questions asked, namely: 1. What do you think is the chief opposition among consumers to meters? 2. We should like to have for publication your opinion on the relative merits of meterage and flat rate systems. Jamestown—Lyman P. Hapgood, superintendent of water department—1. On the contrary our consumers prefer meters. 2. There is positively no question as to the advisability of furnishing water through meters both from the standpoint of the utility and of the consumer. Here is a concrete example: Previous to the installation of meters in Jamestown a six-room house with bath, closet and hose paid by flat rate $16 per year. Today with meters the same place pays from $6 to $8…

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