Issue 26 and Volume 1895 17.

HOUSTON’S WATER SUPPLY. The physicians are taking considerable interest in the matter of sanitation and water supply. Letters have been sent to authorities in Northern cities inquiring for information relative to drainage and cremation. In the meantime the committee from the Houston District Medical Association has investigated into the source of domestic water supply and report the facts as they find them. In condemning the use of water furnished by the water works company and recommending the use of cistern or artesian water, they feel that injury will be done no one. While a number of persons, on the assurance of t he water works company that they would furnish an abundant supply of artesian water for domestic use abandonded cisterns, the great majority of houses have either brick, cypress or galvanized iron tanks and can secure an ample supply of water from them. The rains have been abundant for…

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