Laying Water Pipes in the City Surburbs

Laying Water Pipes in the City Surburbs

The county court is deferring action on granting the application of the Interurban Water Company to lay mains in and along country roads in the surburban territory west of Independence and east of Kansas City. Mo., during the next 30 years. The company, however, said nothing as to a stipulated rate for water service to those residing in the section in question. It being likely that long before the 30 years have passed over the suburban territory will have been annexed by one of the two cities or with both cities will have been consolidated into one greater city. The presiding judge said the court must consider first of all the rights of the people, and whatever had been the practise of former county court judges in granting the use of the public roads for purpose quoted he looked upon it “as being so much like a franchise that it ought to be guarded as carefully in the country as if it were in the city.” The judge of the other county court in whose territory it is sought to lay the pipe lines also said that the “greatest obstacle to the granting of the company’s request appeared to be the lack of any stipulated rates for water service.”

Previous articleDetroit Water System
Next articleFire Drills for Girls

No posts to display