Issue 25 and Volume 28.

MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY. OF GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. AT the recent convention of the League of American Municipalities held last week at Charleston, S. C., Mayor George R. Perry, of Grand Rapids, Mich., read the following paper: “Public Water Supplies.—What means should a municipality employ to supply its people with an ample supply of pure water at equitable rates? Is the general use of meters desirable? What systems of filtration are satisfactory?” I have chosen the subject of public water supply, not so much because of the information I have to give as from a desire to provoke discussion, and so get the benefit of information that can be given by my fellow associates. In other words, I am willing to reverse the scriptural saying, “It is more blessed to give than to receive,” and make it read, “It is more blessed to receive than to give,” and I hope to…

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