Leadership

ARTESIAN WELLS.

Issue 20 and Volume 64.

ARTESIAN WELLS. Many cities are so situated that the only or the most logical and best supply is obtained through the medium of artesian wells. This is often the case where a city is placed in flat or level country where there is no watershed of any extent, and where, if there be a stream or river to draw upon, its waters are in such a condition, through the deposit of sewage and waste from towns, farther up toward its source that they are practically useless for domestic purposes. In cases of this kind the deep-driven artesian well, with its almost invariably pure water, forms an admirable supply, and by the multiplication of the wells, an almost unlimited amount can be secured. One of the cities that has adopted artesian water as its form of supply is Savannah, Ga., and the system is described by E. R. Conant in a…

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