Issue 8 and Volume 36.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING According to the report of the Illinois State board of health, St. Louis has no cause of complaint against the Chicago drainage canal. These Illinois inspectors, wc are told, conducted a strict and searching investigation as to the sanitary effect produced by the new flow southward from lake Michigan through the canal, and the conclusion was reached not only that its stream does not in the least contaminate the water which it supplies to the various cities and towns along the Illinois and the Mississippi rivers, but that it actually improves it by the combination and renders it more wholesome for drinking purposes. The report appears to deny altogether that the water drunk by the citizens of St. Louis is contaminated by the sewage of Chicago. The supply of the former city, it is claimed, is taken from a point on the west side of the…

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