Proposed Filtration System Tested at Detroit Water Works

Issue 8 and Volume 63.

Proposed Filtration System Tested at Detroit Water Works A filtering system has been tested out at Detroit, Mich., which has produced clear water with a bacteriological count near zero. Experiments will continue for several months, in order that the water board will have sufficient data to determine upon the installation of a filtration system should the people decide to have one. Superintendent H. B. Kenney of the water board says that the amount of bacteria in Detroit water was very small in comparison with that of the supplies of other large cities. One of the chief objections to the water was that it was frequently clouded, and sometime.:, particularly after a heavy storm, was muddy. All ct these defects would be remedied by filtration, he asserted. Late last summer an experimental station was erected in Waterworks Park by the board. Two tanks, four by six feet in diameter, were constructed…

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