COMMISSIONER WILLIAMS AND METERAGE FOR NEW YORK.
In his address to the delegates to the convention of the American Water Works Association, at the opening session, Commissioner Williams made many good points. For one thing he gave a brief outline of the manifold duties and responsibilities of the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, of which he is the head and for another he made a strong statement favoring the metering of all services. He said that any body of water supply engineers must necessarily be interested in the subject of water meters and that the department belives that, in due course, every service should be metered, adding that the department is taking steps to bring this about. At the present time, said Commissioner Williams, only water supplied for business purposes is metered and though such water only constitutes about twenty-five per cent, of the total used, it yields one-half of the revenue, and he said: “This fact has a material bearing on the financial advantages that will accrue from universal meterage.”