Holland, Mich., Water Conditions
The Board of Public Works, of Holland, Mich., has the city’s water supply problem under consideration. A number of the members of the board are convinced that a filtration plant is the only solution, but they hesitate to go ahead with plans for such a course because of the expense. A filtration plant in Holland large enough to take care of the present and of the future for some 20 or 30 years, would, it is argued, mean an outlay of at least $125,000. Because of financial conditions the board is holding back and is weighing the matter carefully. Until late last Fall tlhe territory about Holland, within a radius of many miles, was tested for a possible supply. All those efforts have proved fruitless. One of the board members said: “We shall go on experimenting until every bit of territory has been covered. This will mean a’ delay, because this work will take time. It is not so much a question of an adequate supply of water, but rather a question of an adequate supply of pure water.