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Letter from H. I. Bettis (Los Angeles) to A. S. Halsted, January 9, 1910


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Creator: Bettis, H. I.




The county received a preferred water rate. At Block 20, they had 12 taps, and rather than install 12 meters, they paid a flat rate. They now wanted to pay for one tap. Bettis was asking if the Las Vegas Land and Water Company could cut out the other taps and meter the remaining one.

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Box 75 Folder 174-2 Vol. I Law Department UPRR Water Supply-Las Vegas


hln001054. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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LAS VEGAS LAND AND WATER COMPANY Water furnished County of Las Vegas. Los Angeles, January 9, 1910. Mr. A. S. Halsted, Asst. General Counsel. Dear Sir:- Herewith I send you letter from Mr. Bracken, Agent of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company at Las Vegas, also letter addressed to the Land & Water Company by the clerk of Board. The franchise provides that the County shall have water at a certaub rate per thousand feet which is less than the charge made to the public and would necessitate the installation of a meter. When the franchise became effective, it was found that in block 20, the County had twelve taps and that in order to measure the water it would be necessary to have twelve meters. To avoid the expense of putting in so many meters and also to avoid the expense of repiping so that the water could be served through one meter, it was agreed that the County would pay a flat rate of $8.00 per month. Now the County ask that our charge be made on the basis of one tap. Will you please advise whether the Land and Water Company have the right to enter the ground of the County and cut out the taps; i.e., disconnect the pipes and plug the main, leaving only one open tap, and if so, do you recommend that that action be taken and that we insist that the County put in a meter for the tap that is left? Yours truly, Vice Prest.& Auditor.