UTILITIES: Colorado Consolation

Last week a Kentucky citizens' committee appointed by Mayor Joseph D. Scholtz finished its diagnosis of the aches and pains of Louisville's overexpanded, undernourished-city water system and wrote a prescription. Its remedy: turn the $22,000,000 system over to private operation for ten years. Responsible American Water Works & Electric Co., operator of some 80 other water plants, had offered to run the plant profitably for a portion or the savings it could make on operation. To Mayor Scholtz's committee, astounded by the low earnings under city management (2½%), flabbergasted by a...

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