|"New" Jersey Metropolis reservoir, c. 1880|
Yesterday's This Day in Water Historical past posted an fascinating story on a 1919 positive handed all the way down to Jersey Metropolis for utilizing an excessive amount of water, however each the unique report and the commentary replicate some misunderstandings. The weblog quotes an editorial on "Public Management of Water" from the Municipal Journal of June 14, 1919:
Water corporations and departments have appealed to shoppers once in a while to limit consumption so as to avert a water famine within the metropolis, and meters are used largely to stop waste; however we imagine it’s one thing new to impose a penalty for extreme consumption. As advised final week, Jersey Metropolis, N. J., has been fined by the state $22,285 for utilizing from the Rockaway river greater than the 100 gallons per day per capita which had been allotted to it.