NEW ENGLAND WATER WORKS ASSOCIATION. Readers of FIRE AND WATER must not forget that the next convention of the New England Water Works association will beheld on September 14, 15. 16, at Portsmouth, N. H. From all accounts the exhibits this year promise to be very numerous and very interesting. Complaints of the bad taste of the drinking water have of late been rifer than usual at Flushing ,borough of Queens, N. Y. But, as the youngsters of the place are said to use the standpipe as a bathtub, the unpleasantness referred to is not to be wondered at.