Massillon’s 25 Per Cent. Rate Raise
The city council at Massillon, Ohio, has passed a legislation approving a rate readjustment settlement reached recently by representatives of the city after a series of conferences with officials of the Massillon Water Company. The new rates which went into effect August 1 will continue for two years. The settlement is approximately 25 per cent, lower than the first request of the water company which asked permission to increase rates 50 per cent.
Under the new rate schedule a meter rate of 28 cents a 100 cubic feet for a minimum of 1,000 cubic feet or 7,500 gallons will be charged. The same charge of 28 cents a 100 cubic feet will be made for the first 3,000 cubic feet. For the next 30,000 cubic feet a charge of 21 cents a 100 cubic feet will be made and for all over 33,000 cubic feet a charge of 14 cents a 100 cubic feet will be made. Flat rates where no meters have been installed follows: five rooms, not to exceed two spigots, $7.50 a year; six rooms, not to exceed two spigots, $8.80 a year; seven rooms, not to exceed three spigots, $10 a year; eight rooms, not to exceed four spigots. $11.20 a year.
An additional charge of $3.80 for each bath tub will be made and $4.50 additional will be charged for each toilet. Lawn sprinkling will cost nine cents a foot front, while an additional charge of $2.50 a year will be made for each horse or automobile.
Rates to building contractors will be 12 cents a thousand brick for brick work, 44 cents a 100 square yards for plastering and six cents a cubic yard for concrete work.
For each fire hydrant the city will pay a yearly rental of $50 when spaced 528 feet apart. For each hydrant on public property set at points intermediate to hydrants 528 feet apart a charge of $19 a year will be made.
A certain amount of free water is granted by the company for all public and school buildings. An allowance of nine gallons of water for each pupil a day will be made for each of the city’s public schools, based on a school year of 200 days.