OHIO BOARD OF HEALTH.
At Toledo, O., the State Board of Health gave hearings to delegates from Cleveland, Fostoria and Perry county on the subject of water supply and sewerage. The Cleveland delegation came to see the board about two points it reference to the sanitary and water condition of West Cleveland. It seems that Cleveland has outgrown itssanitary and water facilities. The result is that something must be done to alleviate the conditions. Some time ago the city of Cleveland saw fit to put in a new system of sewerage. Plans were drawn and the work commenced, but the work was stopped by the Ohio State Board of Health on the ground that the sewer emptied too near the present water crib. It was decided to extend the city’s present water tunnel, putting the crib two miles farther out in the lake. Both of these questions the delegation asked the board to consider. The delgation spoke of the bad condition of West Cleveland, and on bebalf of the Chamber of Commerce presented a set of resolutions which had been submitted to the Chamber recommending the proposed changes.
The delegates from Fostoria and Perry county said that three years ago a new sewer was built in Fostoria which empties into a small creek known as the east branch of the Portage River. The farmers living in Perry township below the mouth of the sewer are complaining the stream is now so polluted that neither stock nor human beings can use the water, and those along the line are compelled to fence in the stream to keep their stock from drinking the water. Farmers refuse to use or sell milk or butter, its notwithstanding all precautions, their cattle are likely to drink from the polluted stream.
City Engineer Clark, of Toledo, stated that the city of Toledo contemplates building two new sewers, and he wanted to get the advice of the board before the work is commenced. The board went into executive session to consider the three matters.