Issue 9 and Volume 38.

FILTERED WATER FOR WASHINGTON. On August 21 the First filtered water entered the mains of Washington, D. C., from the $4,500,000 municipal filtration plant at the head of North Ca_____ street. The process of starting the operation of the plant was begun some days before; but that involved only the turning of the water into the first of twenty-nine filtration beds, each having a capacity of 3.000,000 gallons. The water from only one bed was turned into the district distributing system on August 21; hut the expectation was that the other beds would he available for use at the rate of at least one every day until the number necessary to turn out pure water to the amount of the present consumption in the district is complete. The average daily eon sumption in the District of Columbia now is (13, 000,000 gallons a day; but the flow from each of…

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