In making all appointments and hiring all officers, agents and servants in the waterworks department, the board of commissioners shall have regard alone to relative capacity of applicants, their moral, physical and health qualifications, and, when appropriate, their qualifications for manual labor. All appointments shall be made on the basis of merit alone, and no appointment shall ever be made in such department on account of political services or affiliations.
History: L. 1907, ch. 114, § 102; May 27; R.S. 1923, § 13-2404.