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DISCUSSION OF PAPERS AT AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION

Issue 22 and Volume 55.

DISCUSSION OF PAPERS AT AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION Among the papers discussed at the recent convention of the American Water Works Association at Philadelphia, was a paper by Dr. Arthur Lederer and Frank Bachman, on “The Efficiency of Household Filters in Chicago,” and one by Dr. Frederick D. West, entitled, “Disinfecting Two Hundred Million Gallons of W’ater Daily.” When the discussion opened on Dr. Lederer’s and Mr. Bachman’s paper, J. M. Diven, superintendent, Troy, N. Y., said: “If the city is not going to filter its water supply, the speaker believes that it is its duty to furnish pure water. If they arc going to rely on household filters to furnish this pure water, it is up to the city to take care of the filters and see that they are properly sterilized and kept in condition. We do all that at our filtfr plant. We see that the filters…

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