Proposes Western Water Works Association
Superintendent C. F. Barrett, of the Salt Lake City, Utah, water works, has addressed a letter to water superintendents in Western states asking their opinion on a proposition to organize a Western water works association, to embrace the Western, Northwestern and Southwestern states. In his letter Superintendent Barrett states that it is evident the national association will not hold conventions in the West since the larger part of its membership comes from Eastern cities, and since these members decline to go to distant points for conventions. He says that much good benefit is to be derived from gatherings of this kind, where problems peculiar to the West can be considered exclusively, and holds that it would be a good thing to organize a Western association. It is stated that further action on the part of Superintendent Barrett depends on the replies received to his letter. In the event of the replies being favorable to the proposition it is planned by Superintendent Barrett to have such a new association organized with a meeting in Salt Lake City next year. He says the Western association might be made a subsidiary of the American Water Works’ Association, or it might be organized as an independent association.