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A Now Method of Determining Whether Cesspools, Stables. Etc., Dra n into Neighboring Wells.*

Issue 15 and Volume 7.

A Now Method of Determining Whether Cesspools, Stables. Etc., Dra n into Neighboring Wells.* The present paper has been prepared with a view of describing a simple and inexpensive method of determining whether stables, privies, cesspools or any other deposits of filth, which may lie in the immediate neighborhood of a well, drain into it. In a common porous soil surface filth in solution may quite readily penetrate to underground water, and thus in the course of time travel a considerable distance and reach a well quite remote. This fact is well known. But it is always uncertain how far and in what direction such travel may extend. The varying circumstances of soil, slope of surface and of rock, depth of well, etc., preclude any general rules. The eye and the sense of taste form no reliable testing instruments, for the clearest, most tasteless or most sparkling well waters may…

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