To Meter Sprinkling Cars
In place of paying the city of Baltimore $6,570 fixed by the Water Board as a flat charge for filtered water used in sprinkling cat track streets this summer, the United Railways and Electric Company has agreed to at once equip its eight sprinkling cars with meters and pay for the water used at the commercial rate of 65 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, and water used so far is to be paid for at the rate indicated by the meters later in the season. This arrangement was reached at a conference between Mayor Preston, Water Engineer Walter E. Lee and counsel for the railways company and was agreed to later by the Water Board. The meters are to be approved by the Board. Under an original original ruling the company was to pay $6,570 for water used this summer and to meter its cars after January 1, next. An ordinance of the Mayor and City Council requires the United to sprinkle its streets from May 1 to November 1 each year as frequently as demanded by the Commissioner of Street Cleaning.