WATER METERS AT MADISON, WIS.
Speaking to the reporter of a local paper recently upon his experience in the use of water meters, Superintendent Heim of the Madison, Wis., water-works gave some very interesting testimony as to the reduction of waste accomplished by them in that city. At that time, he said, there were about eighty meters in position, and the record for the first fortnight after the devices were put in service showed an absolute saving of over 1,500,000 gallons of water over the same period in 1887. The exact figures of the record were as follows :
Water and coal consumption during the first half of July, 1887-88: