Illinois Water Supply Association

Illinois Water Supply Association

The Illinois Water Supply Association, at a special meeting, held in Chicago, on November 11, became the Illinois Section of the American Water Works Association. The business meeting was a one-day session. The change was made without a dissenting vote. The officers of the newly-formed section are: H. M. Ely, chairman; John Ericson, vicechairman; H. E. Keeler, treasurer; trustees, E. MacDonald, W. W. DeBerard and W. J. Spaulding. The executive committee chose Professor Bartow as secretary. At the meeting Langdon Pearse read a paper describing the “tuning’u’p” period at the Evanston plant, and Professor Edward Bartow read a paper giving an account of his observations on European water and sewage plants. H. E. Keeler, chairman of the local commmittee, arranged an all-day automobile trip of inspection to two of the Chicago pumping stations, and to the Evanston filtration plant and to the Wilmette pumping station on the north shore of the Sanitary District.

Illinois Water Supply Association

Illinois Water Supply Association

The fifth annual meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association will be held at the University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana. March 11 and 12, 1913. Titles of papers to be presented at the meeting should be sent to the secretary before February’ 1913. A number of good papers have been promised, but there is room on the program for more. Prepare a short paper, 1,000 to 1,500 words, on some topic that has been interesting you and that may help someone else. Send to the secretary items that are troubling you. The program committee can arrange to have a discussion on the subject. The usual arrangements have been made for exhibits. If they are sent in care of Mr. Habermeyer they will be delivered at the university. In the hydraulic laboratory there will be an exhibit of apparatus illustrating the principles of washing fitters. In the water survey laboratory there will be an exhibit of water softening by permutit and water sterilization by ultraviolet light. The University Hand will give an informal concert for the association. A subscription dinner will be held Tuesday evening, March 11. In order that suitable arrangements may be made, sign and return the enclosed card to the secretary at once. Programs showing railway lines and hotel accommodations will be mailed February 24 to members and others who return the card.