Water Consumption in Springfield Reduced by Meters

Water Consumption in Springfield Reduced by Meters

Figures on the consumption in the city of Springfield, Mass., since the complete installation of meters by the Water Department show a notable decrease in the consumption under the meterage system. The average daily consumption for the first six months of 1912 show that more water was used in that year than in 1913, despite the fact that the number of users was greater. The figures for those two years do not give indication of the increase in population. In 1913 meters were in use throughout the city and the figures for 1914, which are a little higher than those for 1913, give the indications of the larger population and the greater number of water consumers. Following is a table showing the average daily consumption in the first six months of 1912. 1913 and 1914. The figures for 1912 are for Springfield only. Those for 1913 are for Springfield City. Agawam and Wilbraham, and those for 1914 are for Springfield and Wilbraham only. The figures show the number of million gallons:

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