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JUDGE’S WATER RATE DECISION CAUSES WATER WORKS PROBLEM

Issue 15 and Volume 73.

JUDGE’S WATER RATE DECISION CAUSES WATER WORKS PROBLEM Los Angeles Municipal Water System Will Lose Many Thousand in Revenue If It Is Carried Out – Alternative of Changes of Rates is Bad CHIEF ENGINEER MULHOLLAND, of the water bureau of Los Angeles, Cal., in referring to a recent ruling of Judge Elliott Craig, of the Superior Court, said that the result would be the reduction of the city’s water department revenues from $4,000,000 to $600,000 a year, and it would make it impossible for the department to continue to operate if the present combination irrigation and domestic rates remain in effect. The city’s general water rate, paid by all industries, commercial concerns and householders, amounts to 10 to 5 cents per 100 cubic feet. The combination irrigation and domestic rate is 2 cents per 100 cubic feet with a fixed meter charge. This rate, Mr. Mulholland explained, was established to…

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