New Filtration Plant at Murphysboro

New Filtration Plant at Murphysboro

The new filtration plant at Murphysboro, Ill., has been placed in operation and residents of Murphysboro, and North Murphysboro, are receiving the filtered water. The improvement completed by the water company, of which Charles Wall is president, and W. O. Settle, is superintendent, cost approximately $35,000. The new plant is located at the intake at the foot of Walnut street. Since the plant has been placed in operation, customers have been calling at the company’s offices and expressing their pleasure at the improved supply. Superintendent Settle came to Murphysboro in the year 1904, has been in the water works line for thirty years, and has made a number of notable improvements to the system in Murphysboro. In speaking of the improved water supply now available a local newspaper said: “President Charles Wall of the water company told some weeks ago just how pure Bog Muddy water would be, once it was treated to the evcral processes and came out of the filter, 1 he hydrant water now is excellent for drinking and cooking purposes, anil will remain so. Cisterns and wells at homes and business places having water fixtures, soon will he in the discard, it is believed, when customers came to know that the present condition of the river water is here to stay.”

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