Leadership

The Sewerage Disposal Question at Baltimore.

Issue 4 and Volume 1891 9.

The Sewerage Disposal Question at Baltimore. Dr. George H. Rohe, health commissioner of Baltimore, recently addressed the Taxpayers Association upon the subject “What Shall We do With the Sewerage?” After placing the cost of removing house sewage at $150,000 annually in Baltimore, Dr. Rohe praised the report of Engineer Chas. H. Latrobe, based upon the sewage plan of Memphis, Tenn, that was recommended by Col. Geo. E. Waring, Jr. He then said: “ Two systems of the removal of sewage by water carriage are in use, the ‘combined’ and the ‘separate’ systems. In the ‘combined ’ all house drainage as well as storm water are carried off in the same conduits. In the other the storm water is provided for by surface or underground drains not connected with the sewers proper. In the separate system the pipes arc of such small caliber that a constant flow of their contents is…

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