Water Case at Salem.

Water Case at Salem.

A mandatory injunction to compel the Salem Waterworks company to turn on the water at a dwelling rented to a tenant. The house has 10 rooms and has been occupied for several years past by tenants, whose water supply was metered. The plaintiff had leased the property to a subtenant for domestic use and could not move into the property till the water was turned on. The company had been supplied with water, and the rates had been collected from the tenants; but two of them were in arrears. Plaintiff had notified defendant that he would not he responsible for and had not agreed, directly or indirectly, to pay for it. In January of this year, in attempting to collect these arrears, the company had shut off the water, on which the tenants left the house, and the company has refused to turn the water on till the $76.02 indebtedness is paid. The defendant was invited, but declined to sue, and the plaintiff had agreed to deposit $20 or more with the defendant as a guarantee of payment and to enter into any contract that the city ordinance or State law requires, and had offered to bring the deposit into court or furnish any guarantee that the water may be again supplied to the dwelling.

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