Pure Water at Clifton Springs.
At Clifton Springs, N. Y., during the early spring some of the residents of this village felt somewhat uneasy in regard to the purity of the village water supply, principally owing to its being a trifle roily at times. On March 24 Dr. L. P. Conley, village health officer, sent to the State department of health at Albany samples of the city water for analysation, and he has just received the following very favorable report from Dr, Eugene H. Porter, commissioner of health: “I am transmitting herewith the report of the director of the State hygienic laboratory on the results of the examinations of samples from your public supply, sent by you on March 24, 1909. The analyses show your supply to be in excellent sanitary condition. The chemical analyses showed the organic matter to be low in amount, and active decomposition was not apparent. The high nitrate value showed that a large amount of organic matter had been completely mineralised. The bacterial count was moderate and bacilli of the bacillus coli type were absent from all inoculations. The water was of good quality.”