Leadership

FILTRATION

Issue 17 and Volume 45.

FILTRATION Winston, N. C., was originally equiped with four Warren, low-head, gravity filters. The city has outgrown the capacity of these filters, making it necessary to run them faster than was conducive to obtaining a very pure water, and, also, making it necessary to buy water from Salem, pumped backwards through the Winston mains, whenever that city undertook to clean a reservoir or the standpipe. The board of aldermen, therefore, ordered to be constructed two additional filters of large size, which will serve the city for some years to come. These have already removed all the troubles attributed to too small filtering capacity. The Winston waterworks use the water of Frazier’s creek, which drains an area of something like 7 sq. miles. Most of this region is covered with pine or oak forests; but there are a few scattering farms. The forests are desirable; but the farms are not, though…

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