Issue 10 and Volume 40.

ARTESIAN WATER TOO EXPENSIVE. From La Cross. Wis., comes word that the city’s artesian water system is too expensive for the service given. At least, so think several aldermen and city officials. It is alleged that it has been found that the artesian water, on account of its being impregnated with iron and other minerals, does great damage to the pipes, causing them to break and undermine the streets. This of itself makes the system too expensive, and many are in favor of making no further extensions of the mains, but would install a filtering plant which would do away with the artesian water. Every few weeks (it is claimed) the water department is obliged to tear up the brick pavement to make repairs on the artesian water mains where the pipes have been eaten through by the rust. Should it be decided at some fut ire time to install…

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