Leadership

FILTRATION

Issue 13 and Volume 64.

FILTRATION Improvement of the filters through which the city of Lawrence, Mass., obtains part of its water supply from the Merrimac river, is recommended by the Department of Health. The city needs 1,000,000 gallons more, daily, to meet the demands. The town of Owen Sound, Ont., was disturbed by a typhoid epidemic in the province and sent samples of its water supply for analysis. Great relief was experienced when the report was received stating that the samples submitted showed the water to be absolutely free from bacilli. The proposed filtration system for Wyandotte, Mich., at a cost of $280,000 is necessary, owing to the down river supply being unfit for use. The Emergency Fleet Corporation has contracted for the homes of hundreds of Ohio ship workers in the district who will use the water, therefore expedition in the work is necessary. Director John Swan of the Department of Public Works,…

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