Quality of South Bend Water.

Quality of South Bend Water.

The Tribune of South Bend, Ind., has the following comments on the condition of the water supply of the city: In spite of the difficutlies which have been encountered in an effort to provide a greater water supply for South Bend, the quality of the water has always been reported as excellent for domestic purposes. The State Board of Health has spoken of the city’s water in the highest terms while numerous tests have confirmed the opinion of the higher authorities. Harry Everett Barnard, B. S . chief of the di vision of water in the Indiana State Board of Health, when asked to report on the water after an examination a few months ago, stated that it was in excellent condition, and as a potable water for domestic use, the most strict requirements are met. The low percentage of nitrates, ammonia, albuminoid ammonia and chlorine in amounts normal to this region show contamination from organic matter to be very slight. A recent analysis of the city water, as given by the State Health Board, in parts in 100,000, is as follows: Odor, none; color, .0000; turbidity, none; sediment, none; free ammonia. .0020; albuminoid ammonia, .0035; nitrates, .0800; nitrites, 0000; chlorine, 1.2000; total solids, 37.6000; fixed solids, 27.8000; hardness, 23.0000; iron, 0800; lead, none; colon bacilli, absent.

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