Issue 14 and Volume 36.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING In another part of this impression appears a letter from a correspondent, who relates what he saw in the way of running the risk of contaminating the water of the Kensico lake, one of the reservoirs of the Croton waterworks system. We agree with him that the chances of dangerously polluting the water and causing sickness among those who use it are remote, and we emphatically indorse the stand he takes with respect to the spitting fishermen and their bait. It would seem, however, as if the attention of the bureau of water should be drawn to each of the matters broached in our correspondent’s letter, and that even the appearance of evil—certainly the filthy practice of spitting in the water—should he put down at once. As will he seen from the report of the recent convention of fire engineers at Chattanooga, while a considerable amount…

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