Issue 19 and Volume 46.

Filtration. Troy, N. Y., wants a filtering plant. An act of the legislature empowers the city to borrow $300.000 to defray the expense of installing one and the work would have been under way but for the fact that the city’s debt limit was nearly reached. Springfield. Ill., acknowledges that one-tenth of the city’s water supply is at present taken, without filtration, from the river. In about a month, an additional gallery, that is now being built to the filtration plant, will be finished. In the meantime, consumers are advised to boil their drinking water. Kansas City, Kan., which now obtains a portion of its water from Kansas City, Mo., is investigating the merits of a system of water purification and aeration by machinery in use in Philadelphia. Pa. and, Ann Arbor, Mich. If the reitlts of the investigation are satisfactory, a plant of similar character, may be installed at…

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