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Filtration as a Solution of Lake Michigan Sewage Pollution

Issue 6 and Volume 61.

Filtration as a Solution of Lake Michigan Sewage Pollution In the course of their report to the board of trustees, of the North Shore Sanitary District of Illinois upon the disposal of the sewage, the board of engineers, comprised of John W. Alvord, Harrison P. Eddy and George W. Fuller, devote an interesting chapter to the “Relation of Public Water Supplies to the Problem.” In it they say: All of the communities in this district except Lake Bluff take their public water supply from Lake Michigan. Each community has its own intake, which is located in fairly shallow water at distances ranging from 300 feet at North Chicago to 4,000 feet at Lake Waukegan, where, however, there is an emergency intake quite near to the shore. The lake water as drawn through these short intakes is in no case above suspicion hygienically. This is due primarily to the discharge of…

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