Leadership

RURAL WATER PURITY

Issue 27 and Volume 66.

RURAL WATER PURITY The Water Supply of the Country District an Integral Part of That of the Municipality Pollution of a Farm Well May Have Far Reaching Consequences —Better Co-operation and Laws Needed THAT Farmer Jones’s well, located five miles northwest of Rock Rapids, may at any time become an integral part of the municipal supply of Keokuk, sounds on the face of it a foolish statement; yet I hope in the course of these few remarks to prove to you that such may be the case, and that the water works official should be as vitally interested in that well as in his own municipal supply. Not only is it to his interest to see and to know that Farmer Jones has a pure water supply, but it is to his interest to see that it is kept pure. To follow out our original premise more fully let us…

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