Issue 2 and Volume 37.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING Waterworks men should take heart of grace when they look back on 1905 and see how many new waterworks and filtration systems have been installed during the past year—showing not only that the needs of such plants are becoming more commonly recognised, but, also, that the study of bacteriological and chemical analysis of water is now abandoning the hitherto somewhat nebulous path of theory, and taking up the more practical line of practice—to the assured benefit of the health of the community in the future. For this most satisfactory change thanks are due to the efforts of the three great waterworks associations in each direction. Much more, however,, remains to be done in the way of filtration and construction. The residents of lake Champlain in vain petitioned Governor Odell as head of the State of New York to prevent the continual pollution of that body of…

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