Issue 4 and Volume 1895 18.

WATER SUPPLY Chief Sullivan, San Francisco, has submitted to the street committee of the board of supervisors a plan for a system of water mains and distributing pipes which he declares is necessary for fire protection. The improvements suggested would cost a good deal of money, and the Spring Valley Water Company will likely think twice before making expensive extensions which will entail a considerable outlay and not yield any return. If, however, the proposed changes are necessary to afford proper tire protection there is no reason why they should not be made. All over New England the sources of water supply are being polluted by sewage or the refuse from mills and manufactories. It seems to be especially sÔin Connecti cut. The Hockanum river is now a filthy stream, in which no fish can live, although it swarmed with fish of many kinds thirty years ago, and as late…

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