IMPURE WATER AT PITTSBURG.
City Comptroler Larkin, of Pittsburg, Pa., says that the “people want pure water, want it had, and should have it. If those responsible for the delay were as much interested in filtering water as they are in filtering money they would get to work and give the people what they are demanding. If a bond issue is required to obtain filtration it should be made at once.” Director Harry Moore, head of the public safety department, said that he thought the best method of filtration was to take the supply from the Allegheny river and filter it through sand. “The water from the Monongahela river (he insists) can never be used for filtering purposes. It is too muddy and clogs even a private filter after it has been standing an hour. The South Side should get its supply from the Allegheny river as well as other portions of the city. The Monongahela river water is not fit to drink.”
Three hundred notices to install fire escapes have been served at Milwaukee, Wis.