Monthly or Quarterly Water Bills?

Issue 1 and Volume 74.

Monthly or Quarterly Water Bills? The question as to the advantages of billing water consumers quarterly or monthly is one that has advocates on both sides. In preparing an argument in favor of quarterly billing Mr. Gibson on page 11, has achieved the remarkable result of crowding a vast amount of interesting data into small space. The six tables and other minor information contained in his article will be found of considerable interest and usefulness to other water works superintendents. The striking and unusual comparisons contained in tables 1 and 2 as to the costs of water paralleled with that of many other of the necessities of life are particularly interesting as showing how great a value for its expenditure the public is receiving in its water supply. True the old stock argument will at once be marshalled, that “water is free.” But it isn’t—or at least that water which…

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