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Toronto’s Water Supply.

Issue 22 and Volume 1893 14.

Toronto’s Water Supply. The subject of the water supply of the city of Toronto has been one of general interest for many years past, more particularly during the last two years, within which a number of accidents have occurred to the water-works plant, resulting in deterioration of the quality of the supply. The question as to what should be done to improve the supply and perfect the system, says The Canadian Architect, has been widely discussed, and numerous have been the theories advanced. The idea that water of much greater purity is obtainable at Lake Simcoe, and that it could be conveyed by gravitation to Toronto more cheaply than the necessary supply could be pumped from Lake Ontario by the existing method, is one which has apparently taken a firm hold on the minds of some of the citizens. The advocates of this idea argue that not only could water…

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