Leadership

Waste of Water in Philadelphia

Issue 6 and Volume 60.

Waste of Water in Philadelphia In an interview with the representative of a local paper, Director Datesman of the Department of Public Works, explains the condition of the water supply of Philadelphia, and urges that care be taken to prevent its unnecessary use. His remarks which are given herewith may well apply to other cities similarly situated. Although there is an additional $500,000 provided by Councils from the new loans for the improvement of the water supply, Director Datesman gives warning that the expenditure of this money can only assist in the installation of additional pumping machinery, but that the real solution of the problem of maintaining a sufficient water supply in this city is to stop the useless waste of filtered water. He expressed the belief that this money may be sufficient to tide the city over its threatened water shortage and until the consumers change their habits and…

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