Small Town Water Supplies

Issue 25 and Volume 76.

Small Town Water Supplies The question as to the best type of water supply for the small city or town is one which must be settled largely by each individually, taking into consideration the various elements which control the situation. Where a pure and fairly soft well water supply is available the ground system may be best suited to the municipality’s needs. On the other hand, if the ground water is exceedingly hard or threatens to become exhausted, it may be wiser to turn to a surface supply. The latter procedure usually means the introduction of some means of water purification. In all probability settling basins, some form of filters and as an additional safeguard, chlorination will be found necessary. There are few surface streams, nowadays, which are safe to drink in their raw state. The question to be decided is not only which system is least expensive to install…

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