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Filtration Plant Proposed for Detroit

Issue 11 and Volume 65.

Filtration Plant Proposed for Detroit In submitting its estimates for the year, the water board of Detroit, Mich., included the cost of a filtration system, which the board declares to be imperatively needed. The report states, in part: “The water of the Detroit river above Belle Isle is polluted to a considerable extent. The amount of such pollution has been determined by several careful examinations conducted by the international joint commission and the city. The result only strengthens the conclusion that the water supply of Detroit is at all times unsafe without treatment. A rapid sand filtration plant for filtering the full Detroit water supply will entail the construction of a low lift pumping station, a coagulant house, mixing chambers and settling of coagulation basins filters and filter buildings, and a storage reservoir for filtered water from which the pumps supplying the city will draw their supply. The estimated price…

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