Must Pay Increased Rates or Get Along Without Water

Must Pay Increased Rates or Get Along Without Water

A special committee, headed by Mayor Morris, went before the Public Service Commission at Indianapolis recently in the interest of a number of New Albany, Ind., water consumers who had refused to pay a ten per cent increase. The commission held that it had no jurisdiction in the matter, and that the water company could turn off the water where the increase was not paid by consumers. Of the 4,000 water consumers less than 500 have refused to pay the increase and of the 350 w’ater meter consumers, less than twenty-seven are opposed to the new figure. The New Albany Water Company has announced that water supply would be discontinued to those refusing to accept the increased price.

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