Leadership

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING

Issue 9 and Volume 40.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING How much better it would have been for the city of Philadelphia, if the contract for a filtration system had been given to a responsible firm engaged in that line of business, instead of getting mixed up in the present tangle, with the work so far from being completed. There is at least one concern that could have undertaken the construction of the system and finished it long ago for two-thirds of the money the job has already cost the city. Like New York and its aqueduct commission, it seems as if the officials of the two cities were vying with each other in an endeavor to show gross incompetence and wholesale squandering of the people’s money. This year before the annual summer exodus began the New York State board of health made an important innovation in its usual practice. In order, if possible, to lessen…

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