Issue 12 and Volume 47.

PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES OF INDIANA* The occasion calling together this conference is one of importance, not only to this state, but to others as well, as it emphasizes the importance of the questions being discussed here to-day. These questions are further strengthened by the attendance of men of prominence in the management of waterworks and the profession of water conservation and purification. This meeting, I might say, has a double significance. We are here to discuss not only the conservation of our health by water purification, but the conservation of water that we already have; which, from year to year is undergoing changes, both of location in its natural confines and of composition. We cannot fail to recognize the gravity of this vital question. We Americans are the most wasteful water users, and the significance of the changes in public water supplies in the last few decades have made it…

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