Filtration Plant Brings Water of Brookline Up to Standard
The town of Brookline, Mass., is felicitating itself upon its undiminished supply of water, in face of the shortage existing in so many of the Bay State’s cities and towns. Superintendent Forbes, when interviewed a week or so ago, in regard to the situation, declared that there was no cause for worry, as the local system makes it possible to pump all water needed for daily consumption without drawing from the reservoirs. A supply sufficient to care for several days’ demand is maintained in the reservoirs practically all the time, so that a continued drouth, unless for an unusual period, would not prove serious. Every drop of water going into the local system is filtered through sand at the municipal filtration plant put into commission more than a year ago, so that the local supply contains no mineral substances or bacterial matter. The report of the State Board of Health on the September analysis of the local supply shows that the water provided residents is absolutely pure and up to standard in every respect.