New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 71

New Jersey Equity Reports Volume 71

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...and we have $4.13 each per year, or a sum a trifle more than the whole amount collected came to, divided by the population. If we count in the five table boarders, we have them paying at the rate of $3.10 each per year. If we count the five table boarders as two and one-half persons, as I think we should, because water is used in preparing food and washing dishes and table linen, we have them paying $3.54 each. This result shows that the complainant has not been seriously overcharged. But complainant's bills show, as before remarked, that for six months, namely, from February to July, inclusive, a considerably larger amount was used than for the other five months, which indicates some leak or carelessness during that period, so it is not certain that the average amount which I have found used by and charged to the complainant is not greater than it would have been if proper economy had been used. If, then, the complainant has been charged for the use of the water in his house a sum of money no greater per capita of its occupants than that charged per capita to the other inhabitants of the city, it is difficult to see how he has been-injured or discriminated against. Presumably his tenants liave had and used all the water they needed. If so, all they or he has lost is the privilege and opportunity of wasting a large quantity of water which has probably been indulged in and enjoyed by his neighbors. The evidence shows that the governing body of the city, when it undertook the, to it, quite novel task of arranging its schedule of rates, acted with due care and exercised the best judgment of its members. It inquired into the rates charged in many other towns and cities and by private companies. The metre rate adopted is not higher than...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913760
  • 9781236913760