Issue 2 and Volume 29.

SPRINGFIELD WATERWORKS. The report of the water commissioners of Springfield, Mass., gives full details of the progress made on the plant and its present condition. It says, with reference to improvements that the letter of the State board of health on the subject of a better water supply was a reply to the local board’s communication outlining the plans proposed for taking the Westfield river supply, and treated at length of the three ways suggested of Improving the water of Ludlow reservoir: First, by removing all of the mud and organic matter from the area covered with water when the reservoir is full; second, by removing the mud and organic matter from the portions where the depth of mud is small, and covering with sand the places where the depth is so great that the cost of covering would be less than the cost of removal; third, by filtering the…

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