New York City Meterage

New York City Meterage

William Williams, Commissioner of Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity, of New York City, has issued a statement saying that under the new law the owner of any premises to which water is supplied by the city has the right to set a meter on his premises, provided he makes written demand on the department. The statement says: “The Department knows from experience that a great many householders desire to have water meters installed, since only through this means can they be sure that they are charged for the amount of water which they use. In the past, however, the Department has always been obliged to decline to consent to the installation of water meters on residential premises, on the ground that the old law did not permit this, even upon request. In the absence of a request, water meters can, under the new law, be installed on residential premises only after the consent of the Board of Aldermen has been obtained.”

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