Annual Meeting of New England Water Works Association
The annual meeting of the New England Water Works Association was held in Boston, Mass., on January 9th. The officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows, those marked with an asterisk (*) being re-elected: President, Carleton E. Davis, Philadelphia, Pa.; Vice-Presidents: *Samuel E. Killam, Boston, Mass., *Henry V. Macksey, Woburn, Mass., *Frank A. Barbour, Boston, Mass., *Percy R. Sanders, Concord, N. H., *Thomas McKenzie, Westerly, R. I., and Henry R. Buck, Hartford, Conn.; Secretary, *Willard Kent, Narragansett Pier, R. I.; Treasurer, *Lewis M. Bancroft, Reading, Mass.; Editor, Henry A. Symonds, Boston, Mass.; Advertising Agent, Henry A. Symonds, Boston, Mass.; Additional Members of Executive Committee, *Frank J. Gifford, Dedham, Mass., *A. R. Hathaway, Springfield, Mass., and H. T. Sparks, Brewer, Me.; Finance Committee, Geo. A. Carpenter, Pawtucket, R. L., Edwin L. Pride, Boston, Mass., and *Bertram Brewer, Waltham, Mass.
The attendance at the meeting was unusually large, among those present being: Honorary members: E. C. Brooks, R. C. P. Coggeshall, Desmond FitzGerald, F. E. Hall, G. A. Stacy, F. P. Stearns. Members: L. M. Bancroft, F. A. Barbour, J. F. Barrett, A. E. Blackmer, Bertram Brewer, J. C. Chase, F. L. Cole, J. E. Conley, C. E. Davis, A. O. Doane, E. D. Eldredge, Frank Emerson, S. F. Ferguson, F. L. Fuller, G. Ferullo, Patrick Gear, H. T. Gidley, H. A. Hanscom, A. C. Howes, W. F. Howland, E. W. Kent, Willard Kent, S. E. Killam, G. A. King, John Knickerbacker, P. J. Lucey, F. A. McInnes, Leonard Metcalf, A. E. Pickup, C. R. Preston, Ransom Rowe, G. A. Sampson, C. M. Saville, C. W. Sherman, J. Waldo Smith, W. F. Sullivan, H. A. Symonds, L. D. Thorpe, D. N. Tower, W. H. Vaughn, R. S. Weston, F. B. Wilkins, F. I. Winslow. Associates: Bond, H. L. Co., by F. M. Bates and F. W. Mattheis; Builders’ Iron Foundry, by G. H. Lewis; Byers, A. M. Co., by H. F. Fiske; Central Foundry Co., by W. H. Feltt; Chapman Valve Mfg. Co., by J. J. Hartigan and C. E. Pratt; Dixon Crucible Co., by H. A. Nealley; Eddy Valve Company, by H. R. Prescott; Edison Mfg. Co., by H. L. B. Watson; Hersey Mfg. Co., by W. A. Hersey and J. H. Smith; Hammond Process Co., by J. F. Flynn; Lead Lined Iron Pipe Co., by T. E. Dwyer; Ludlow Valve Mfg. Co., by A. R. Taylor; National Meter Co., by J. G. Lufkin and H. L. Weston; Neptune Meter Co.; by H. H. Kinsey; Pittsburgh Meter Co., by J. W. Turner; Thomson Meter Co., by S. D. Higley and E. M. Shedd; Union Water Meter Co., by H. W. Jacobs and E. D. Otis; Water Works Equipment Co., by W. H. Van Winkle; Wood & Co., R. D., by C. R Wood; Schramm & Son, Chris. D., by J. W. Gleeson. Guests: Mr. Teague, Charlestown, Mass.; H. P. J E.arnshaw and Samuel Prescott, Boston, Mass.
According to Superintendent Thudium, of the Macon, Mo., water plant, the water situation in Macon is constantly getting more serious, and so short has the supply become that it is now necessary to pump the water from the Sanatorium lake for the use of the city. At this lake there is an abundant supply of clear water, but, owing to the fact that there is no connection whereby it can be pumped to the filtering plant, it will be pumped into the mains without going through this filtering process. Mr. Thudium is of the opinion that this water, which is of excellent quality and very clear, will be suitable for domestic purposes, yet advises as a precaution that it be boiled before used for drinking purposes. Should the water shortage continue for any considerable length of time, it is probable that arrangements will be made for conducting it to the filtering plant.