Issue 14 and Volume 41.

NOTES ON FILTRATION. In his inaugural address to the councils, Mayor Reyburn, of Philadelphia, alluded to the filtration of the water supply as one of the “many serious problems confronting the people at this time for which solutions must be found.” He added: “But none in my opinion is of more vital and pressing importance than that of supplying the people with pure water. The elaborate and extensive preparations for a great filter system have been halted by unfortunate conditions almost on the eve of their completion, and progress in the purification of our water supply has been almost at a stand for more than a year. It should be our purpose to take up this important matter at once, and to give our untiring efforts to finding an immediate remedy for the existing trouble. It is impossible for me to state at this time just how this may be…

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