Convention of Central Section, A. W. W. A.
The Central States Section of the American Water Works Association, held its annual convention at Pittsburgh, Pa., on November 2 and 3, the headquarters being in the City-county Building. The topics discussed on Thursday, November 2, were “Water Power and Flood Problems as Related to Water Supply,” and “Progress, Present Conditions and Aspirations of State Health Bodies.”
The sessions on Friday opened with discussions on “The Operators’ Attitude Toward Health Bodies’ Activities.” These were by Theodore A. Leisen, of Detroit; E. C. Trax, of McKeesport, J. W. Ellms, of Cleveland and others. Papers prepared by Clarence Bahlman, of Cincinnati; C. P. Hoover, of Columbus, and Dow R. Gwinn, of Terre Haute, Ind., who were not present, were read by the secretary.
At this afternoon’s meeting, E. E. Lanpher and C. F. Drake, division superintendents of the bureau of water, and F. W. Lyon, chief engineer of the bureau of engineering, gave a detailed description of Pittsburgh’s water works. Other speakers included E. E. Bankson, who spoke on “Incentive for Efficiency,” and Ralph E. Tarbett, who discussed stream pollution investigations conducted by the United States public health service.