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WATER WORKS AWARDS AND VALUES

Issue 3 and Volume 78.

WATER WORKS AWARDS AND VALUES Sixth of a Series of Articles on the Subject Some Important Decisions of the United States Supreme Court Cited (Continued from last issue) TOTAL VALUE IN THE SUPREME COURT. (Cont’d.) The National City Case Between 1886 and 1888 water works were built at National City, in San Diego County, Cal., by San Diego Land & Town Company, for both domestic supply and irrigation. The supply was by gravity from an impounding reservoir on the Sweetwater River, and on July 13, 1896, the plant had 100 miles of mains and 1,012 taps. On the date last named the reported cost of the water works was $1,125,000, approximately, and water was supplied both within and without the city. February 21, 1895, the trustees of National City approved an ordinance that fixed water rates for domestic, manufacturing and irrigation use, to apply on July first following. The company…

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