Indiana Sanitary and Water Supply Association Holds Convention

Indiana Sanitary and Water Supply Association Holds Convention

The eleventh annual convention of the Indiana Sanitary and Water Supply Association was held at the Claypool Hotel, Indianapolis, Ind., on March 27 and 28, with quite a large gathering of engineers and health officers in attendance. The association was organized eleven years ago for the purpose of encouraging the study of the sources of water supply in the state, their conservation and purification. Problems dealing with the improvement of water supply plants in the state, and the resulting benefit to the general public health of the community were discussed during the meeting. Dr. W. F. King, assistant state health commissioner, president of the association, said in his annual address on March 27, that the organization has been largely responsible for many of the improvements made in water supply conditions in Indiana during the last ten years. The association, he said, has been one of the important factors in procuring legislation looking toward the purification of water supply, fire prevention, the regulation of public utilities by a commission and flood prevention. Reports of other officers were read at the opening session and there was a round table discussion on the subject of “Proper Installation and Care of Meters and Services.” The members of the association were guests of the Indianapolis Water Company at a buffet luncheon at the company’s Riverside plant at noon, where a short talk was given by George L. Mackintosh, president of Wabash college. The program for the afternoon session included the reading of papers by W. H. Durbin, engineer of the Indianapolis sanitary Commission; Philip Burgess, of Columbus, O.; George W. Bach, member of the war service commission of the American Boiler Manufacturing Association, and L. D. Grisbaum, of Indianapolis. The question of sewage disposal was discussed at the morning session on March 28. Mayor Charles W. Jewett and Dr. J. N. Hurty, state health commissioner, spoke at a luncheon at noon at the Claypool Hotel. The convention closed on the afternoon of the 28th with a business session and election of officers for the coming year.

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