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The Asiatic Cholera; Its Effect upon Water Supply and Sewer Construction.

Issue 15 and Volume 1892 12.

The Asiatic Cholera; Its Effect upon Water Supply and Sewer Construction. “IT is an ill wind that blows nobody good.” The effect of introducing this dread disease into this country will certainly be felt for a long time to come in the salutary methods that will everywhere be established to promote the efficiency and maintain the purity of public water supplies. The principal features that stand in the way of giving fresh impetus to these valuable considerations are the general apathy and indifference of the people most interested, and the numerous failures to effectively prevent by law the contamination and pollution of stream sources of water supply, and also only a partial degree of success in the local treatment of sewage before final disposal. On this particular subject, and at this time, it is not amiss to warn the people in many places that in their anxiety to protect their…

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