Leadership

The Water Supply of Passaic, N. J.

Issue 11 and Volume 65.

The Water Supply of Passaic, N. J. “The cities along the Passaic river valley arc singe larly free of epidemics and tests show their water supply to be quite free of bacteriological taint. But the test of the tumbler, in drinking it, hardly bears out the chemists,” says a local paper. “It has been pointed out that the health of Passaic and neighboring cities proves a good water supply. But it is also evident, when one is familiar with the pollution of the upper Pequannock, that the city is drinking filtered sewage, and the State Board of Health is bringing an action against Butler and Bloomingdale mills which are contributing to the pollution. There should be a clear-cut decision on what Passaic will be forced to drink.”

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