New York State Department of Health Announces Such a Course and One for Sanitary Inspectors—Program of the Course

THE annual announcement of the courses for water works and sewage disposal plant operators and sanitary inspectors to be given by the New York State Department of Health has been transmitted to FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING by C. A. Holmquist, director of the division of sanitation. These courses will consist of lectures, conferences and demonstrations to be conducted by the members of the staff of the State Department of Health assisted by experts in the various lines of work to be covered. The course for sanitary inspectors will cover two days a week for two weeks, two lectures and conferences to be given in the morning and two in the afternoon of each day and the course for water works and sewage disposal operators will cover two days. The course will be practical in character, as it will lie seen by the program which follows. According to Mr. Holmquist “it is planned to give these courses in different sections of the state in order to minimize the expense and the time consumed in traveling by those attending. The first course will be held in Albany at the Albany Medical College and sanitary inspectors and waterworks and sewage disposal plant operators, within a radius of 100 miles will be invited to attend this. There is no objection, however, to men attending from cities or villages located at a greater distance. These courses will be free and the only expense involved will be for traveling and subsistence. A reading course will be given preliminary to the attendance on the lectures and demonstrations.”

Publications Furnished by Department of Health

The following publications will be furnished by the New York State Department of Health for use of those taking the course for water and sewer disposal works operators. “Emergency Chlorine Sterilization Plants,” by E. Sherman Chase, C. E.; “Disposal of Creamery Wastes,” C. H. Howland; “Relation of Sewerage System to Typhoid Fever,” H. Burdett Cleveland, C. E.; Reduction of Water-borne Typhoid Fever,” Theodore Horton, C. E.; “Design of Separate Systems of Sewerage for Villages,” C. A. Holmquist, C. E.; “Liquid Chlorine Disinfection of Water for oPtable Purposes,” C. M. Baker, C. E.; “A Study of the Application of the Score System to the Sanitary Quality of Public Water Supplies,” Theodore Horton, C. E., and S. Sherman Chase, C. E.,; “Effect of Calcareous Material in Soil and Rocks on the Amount of Nitrates in Ground and Surface Waters,” M. F. Sanborn, C. E.

Those wishing further information on the courses should address Dr. Charles C. Duryee, director of the course, State Department of Health, Albany, New York. The program of the course for the water works operators is as follows:

Monday, February 19, 1923

10 A.M. 1—”Disposal of Sewage in Municipalities,” Theodore Horton,, Chief Sanitary Engineer, Department of State Engineer.

11 A. M. 2—”Water supplies, their sources, protection and purification,” Earl Devendorf, Assistant, Division of Sanitation. State Department of Health.

1:30 P. M. 3—”Operation of slow sand and mechanical filters,” George E. Willcomb, Supervising Chemist, Albany Water Filtration Plant.

2:30 P. M. 4 —“Chlorination of Water Supplies and Suppression of Algae Growths in Reservoirs,” George E. Willcomb. Supervising Chemist,” Albany Water Filtration Plant.

Tuesday, February 20, 1923

10 A. M, 5—“Operation of Sewage Disposal Works with Motion Picture,” Her.ry Ryon, Assistant Sanitary Engineer, Department of State Engineer.

11 A. M. 6—“Laboratory work with Reference to Water Supplies and Sewage Disposal,” L. M. Wachter, Chief Chemist, Division of Laboratories and Research. State Department of Health.

Afternoon Visits to Albany Water Filtration Plant and Albany Sewage Disposal Works.

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