Issue 1 and Volume 37.

AMERICAN FILTRATION Notable Plants in Successful Operation. The question of securing a water supply for a city is a very important one, and the two factors governing it are quantity and quality. Within recent years more attention has been paid to quality than formerly was the case, and it is now generalty conceded that both factors are of equal importance. It is desirable to secure a supply of potable water economically when used for industrial purposes, and in quantity sufficient, not only for present uses, but to allow for reasonable extension. This extension of use comes not only because of the rapid increase of population peculiar to many of our American cities, but, also, to the communities of less rapid growth, as a consequence of the installations of sewer systems, sprinkling devices and sanitary plumbing. Any improvement of the public supply results in an increase of gallons pumped, the tendency…

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