Rye Faces Water Problem

Rye Faces Water Problem

If a bill introduced at Hartford, Conn., by Senator James R. Mead, of Greenwich, should become a law, the 15,000 inhabitants of Port Chester, N. Y., and half the people of Rye, and adjoining towns, would be without water, according to Port Chester and Rye officials. The measure provides for amendments to the charter of the Riversville, Riverside and Greenwich Water companies prohibiting the sale of water for use outside Connecticut.

Port Chester has depended for years on Greenwich companies for its water supply and Rye is only partly supplied by the Interurban Water Co. The officials of both towns are deeply concerned regarding the bill and a committee has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to confer with the water companies and investigate the matter thoroughly. The measure is now in the hands of the committee on Charters and a hearing on it will be held soon.

Water Commissioner Moses L. Brown, of Quincy, Mass., ordered that on March 1 water should be completely shut off from premises whose occupants had not paid their water rates. There were few unpaid bills remaining on that date.

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