Councilman Thomas Meehan proposition to have water meters in dwellings 1892

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Councilman Thomas Meehan proposition to have water meters in dwellings
1892 - of be - WATER METERS IN E0USES. COUNCILMAN...
of be - WATER METERS IN E0USES. COUNCILMAN MEEHAN TTRGE3 OFFICIAL COXSIDEUATION. People Are Daily Uslutr Up In Two Days as Much Water as Would Last Six Days. Water meters to be introduced in Philadelphia's 150,000 or more houses. That is the thought of energetic Coun cilman Thomas Meehan, of German town. Not that he is committed to the proposition, but he wishes it to be given thorough official consideration. To that end he will introduce in Councils on Thursday a resolution, asking the Director Director of Public Works to furnish information information touching the advisability of put ting water meters in awemngs, tne same as gas meters. To save the present enormous waste of public water is Jur. jueenan's principal motive. He calls attention to the fact that the city actually has six days water supply, but owing to general wasteful ness it would only last about'two days. The past cnincuity 01 inventing durable water meter, ne trunks, may have been overcome by the cheapening 01 aluminum from s or ?o a pound, as it was a lew years ago, to 00 cents pound to-day. to-day. to-day. Rust is the trouble with water meters in general. The suffirestion of Mr. Meehan . looks to the possibility of a complete revolution in the Water Bureau. This move will be a subject of the most general and par ticular interest to the people. 10 tne city it would mean apparently a saving ot about two-thirds two-thirds two-thirds ot tne present cost of the water supply. To the householders, householders, it is claimed, it would mean adjustment adjustment of water rent on a more nearly proportionate basis. to an . an in of a

Clipped from The Philadelphia Inquirer25 Jan 1892, MonPage 3

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)25 Jan 1892, MonPage 3
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