Toronto Water Rates
At Toronto, Ont., the special committee on rearranging the water rates has not yet reached proposition to charge householders 50 cents per room, instead of 25 cents per room and 25 cents per inmate of a house, but other members of the board of control favor the proposed change. On a 6-roomed house the increase on the new system would be 25 cents, but the total revenue from water rates would be about $60,000 a year. The city treasurer states that an increase in rates is necessary in order to allow for depreciation of plant. The cost of pumping water is 6 2-5 cents per 1,000 gal., yet the householder pays only about 5 cents.