Changes at Pensacola.
The city of Pensacola, Fla., is now operating the waterworks plant, of which it acquired possession on July 1, and, although the city’s ownership of this public utility has extended only over a very short period, indications point to a satisfactory and profitable service. The water and gas committee has adopted new rules governing the plant, which promise to obtain better results than the system under which the Pensacola Water company operated. Under the new rules, all water rents, both hydrant and meter, must be paid three months in advance. Those paying before the tenth day of the month on which the amount is due will receive a discount of 5 per cent. Where meters are in use. a minimum of $3 must be paid. The city does not propose to employ any collectors to call at various houses and business places, and. consequently, those using city water must call and pay every three months. If they do not, the water will be cut off on the twentieth day of the month on which the payment is due. and, if the occupant of a house desires the service to be restored, an additional $1 must be paid before the water is again turned on.