MAYOR LOW ON FILTRATION.
In a letter of commendation accompanying the report of the Burr-Freeman-Hering commission on the additional water supply for New York city, Mayor Low says that, the “water now in use in the different boroughs is, on the whole, fairly good, but the conditions surrounding the sources of supply in some quarters make it more and more difficult to keep it wholly free from contamination. The water, moreover, is often turbid, and contains objectionable organic growth. While such foreign matter is not necessarily deleterious to the public health, it makes the water more or less unpalatable. Advances in filtration of public water supplies have been rapidly made in the last few years, and predetermined results can now be obtained. The cost is far from prohibitive, and I know of no expenditure of equal amount which would add so materially to the health and comfort of the city as the filtration of its water supply.”