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Norwich Water Works Report

Issue 25 and Volume 61.

Norwich Water Works Report The report of the Noriwch, Conn., Water Commissioners for the year ending March 31st, 1917, show! a balance of $50,813 after expending nearly $38,000 for maintenance, which must be considered very good management especially as the board estimated a balance of $45,000. The breaking of a 6-inch main was caused by its leaning on a gas main and was found to be badly eaten by electrolysis, a condition that the board calls a common occurrence and recommends that steps be taken to prevent it. The appearance of algae in Stony Brook Reservoir was apparent and it is expected, should it be found in the water this summer, copper treatment will be resorted to. The report of the State Chemist, Ira D. Joel, gives his conclusions on the condition of the water as follows: “This water is low in mineral matter and is soft. The sample submitted…

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