Camden Meter Rates to Be Increased
Water taxes must make up any loss in liquor taxes in Camden after July 1. This was made apparent by announcement of an increase in water rents, effective on the day the country is scheduled to go dry. The new rates will yield additional revenue of $125,000, the sum now obtained from retail and wholesale liquor licenses. The new water rentals were reported upon by council’s war committee at a recent meeting and accepted and filed, which makes them a law. Meter rates for factories and users of large amounts of water also are to be increased. Householders will pay, under the new schedule, a rental of $8 for outside and kitchen hydrants, as against $5 now. Bathroom faucets will cost $4 as against $3 now, in dwellings inhabited by one family. Special apartment house rates also are provided. Rates for factories, and other users of large amounts of water, are as follows: 25 cents a day for each 1,000 feet for one to 100 gallon-flows as against 20 cents now; 100 to 250 gallon-flows, 23 cents a 1,000 feet against 18 cents now. The rate decreases until the 10,000 gallon-flow and upward is reached, when it remains the same as now, 10 cents a thousand gallons a day.