Leadership

THE EFFECT OF COVERING A SERVICE RESERVOIR

Issue 6 and Volume 63.

THE EFFECT OF COVERING A SERVICE RESERVOIR It is hardly necessary to say that no one at the present time expects to hear of such highly developed animals as fish or eels in a municipal water supply, especially after it has been filtered, yet in many communities where filtration has been adopted the water is served to the consumer from an open reservoir, thus permitting all manner of dust, droppings from birds, insects, microscopic growths and many other influences tending toward deterioration, to cause much trouble and anxiety. Although it may be possible to account for these various troubles and it may be shown that the water has been filtered properly, yet the layman will be of the opinion that the supply is not cared for in the proper manner and hence the usual complaint, whereas if the reservoir had been covered or protected in some way, everything would have…

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