1890 The Lancet  
872 .upon any increase that may be made in the assessment of property in the country. This resolution will commend itself to London ratepayers. The system of charging .upon the rateable value of a house is not equitable, seeing that rateable value and the amount of water consumed often bear no relation to each other, and already through the existing arrangements many London householders are paying largely in excess of that which would be a proper amount for the water used, The Vestry of St.
more » ... e Vestry of St. James, Westminster, has determined to memorialise Parliament in support of the Council's views, and it may be expected that other local authorities will adopt the same course. The action of the Council makes more necessary than before the acquirement by London of its water-supplies, but the basis of compensation is one which is not now easier of settlement than when the subject was under consideration some years ago.
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