Pure Water for Niagara Falls.
If the proposition of the Western New York W ater Company, as modified by the Niagara Falls, N. Y., Board of Water Commissioners, meets with the approval of the private company, the entire city will be receiving pure water when the new municipal pumping station is started about April 1. The modified proposition specifies 5.000,000 gallons a day, which is the amount heretofore proposed by the company. The cost to the city to produce filtered water is $23 and a fraction per 1,000,000 gallons. The company only wants to pay $20. One commissioner wanted to charge more than $23 per 1.000,000 gallons for all water furnished under 5,000,000 a day, and if more than 5,000,000 gallons per day were taken he did not think that a reduction per 1,000,000 should be allowed, as the city would not be making any money on the proposition. The placing of meters on its mains by the company and charging the same as the present flat rate would not be allow’ed if proposition No. 4 as modified is approved. The company’s rate for meters is from 3 to 15 cents per 1,000 gallons, and the city’s rates from 3 to 12 cents per 1,000. It was pointed out that in a number of cases the meter rate would be considerably higher than the flat rate because of less water being used. The commissioners believe that customers should not be charged for more water than the meters register.
HANOVER, OKLA.— This city has voted bonds for $50,000 to construct waterworks.