The Water Works Ice Problem An interesting account of how the Ogdensburg, N. Y., water department met the problem of anchor ice in its intake is given in this week’s issue of FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING on page 215, by the superintendent. Just at this season this article comes with especial pertinence, as, no doubt, many of the more northerly water works are facing similar troubles. The past month has been an unusually severe one in respect to cold and some records in this connection have been smashed in these regions. Ice trouble in the water works system are particularly annoying and the experiences of Mr. Lord will no doubt be of help to other superintendents. They, possibly have also solved some difficulties of this nature on their own account and can reciprocate by publishing their methods of going about it.