Hartford’s Open Sewer.

Issue 6 and Volume 1893 14.

Hartford’s Open Sewer. The Hartford (Conn.) Courant prints some interesting facts in connection with the so-called Park river, which runs through the heart of the city. It would be more appropriate to call it an open sewer, as the title of river is a decided misnomer. The Courant says: Everybody that knows Hartford knows Park river. Countless thousands of travelers who only see the city from passing cars describe it as that place with the beautiful park and the filthy stream. The sight is always vile, and the stench is often unbearable. The sewage created by from 40,000 50,000 people is dumped into a feeble, irregular stream capable of carrying off that of 7000. There used to be complaints, and there are complaints, consequently the situation has not changed. In fact it grows worse every day, for reason that each day contributes more of nastiness to the river than it…

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