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WEEKLY REPORTS AS AN AID TO WATER PURIFICATION PLANT INSPECTION

Issue 12 and Volume 61.

WEEKLY REPORTS AS AN AID TO WATER PURIFICATION PLANT INSPECTION During the course of every year the State Board of Health is called upon to furnish information concerning practically every public water supply in the state; the board is asked to investigate the cause of epidemics of waterborne diseases, the spread of which may have been due to the water supply, and the department is expected to be continually on guard to see that the public water supplies of the state are either of a satisfactory quality, or, at least, to know their condition, that the citizens supplied by the public system may be advised of the quality of the supply. The examination of a single sample of water is of very little value, and one inspection of a water purification fails to give a complete knowledge of the operation of such a plant. In order that any true and…

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