THE PLAINVILLE WATER COMPANY.

THE PLAINVILLE WATER COMPANY.

The Plainville, Conn., Water company, a seventeenyear-old corporation, owns a small lake some three miles from the town, the valuation on which five years ago was increased from $20,000 to $40,000 by the town assessors. In retaliation the company nearly doubled the price charged the town of Plainville for water for the fire department. The town voted not to buy water of the company at any price for fire purposes. The firemen gave up their organisation, and for the past five years the town has been practically without fire protection. A few years ago there was a movement started for the organisation of a municipal water company, and the matter got so far as to have a very spirited legislative hearing in Hartford. The company finally won out in this project. The difficulty has apparently been settled. The council will hold a special meeting to arrange about taking water once more. The company has voted to extend the water mains to any street in the town where tbe residents guarantee four or five per cent, of the cost, which is considerably below that asked in other places.

GATE-HOUSE, WASHINGTON, D. C.

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