The Notice Courteous
The inhabitants of the town of Woodville, N. H., this summer took such intolerable liberties with the water supply that Superintendent J. D. McHugh was obliged to send the following notice out:
“It has been customary for some time for some people to take the liberty, whenever it served their convenience, to shut off at will or turn on at pleasure the gate on the water mains to their residences. This is in direct violation of the rules of the water commission, and causes serious effect many times, and is detrimental to the welfare of the system. Gentle remonstrances have been unavailing of the desired result. The superintendent of the water system wishes it to be distinctly understood that hereafter such violations will no longer be tolerated, and that any party known to interfere in any manner with the gate-boxes will be held strictly to account and made amenable to the penalty prescribed for such interference. This is a matter of business, not pleasure! Don’t meddle. It will be cheaper and safer to make your needs known to the superintendent. Again, there is another feature of the system to which attention is directed, and that is, some parties still persist in using hose to water lawns and gardens, contrary to the rules governing these privileges. It will be of advantage to such parties to be more careful to keep wi’hin the rules. Many having sillcock connections are allowing water to run to waste by carelessness, or otherwise, and thus abusing the rights of other takers. Hereafter be ‘sure you are right before you go ahead’. Violators must expect to be made examples of, without further notice.