St. Louis County Water

St. Louis County Water

Believing that the drinking of well water in St. Louis County, Mo., may be partly responsible for the large number of typhoid fever cases which have developed there recently, Dr. G. A. Jordan, Assistant Health Commissioner of the city of St. Louis, has written a letter to Dr. C. G. Eggers, Health Commissioner of St. Louis County, asking the county official to co-operate with the St. Louis Health Department in testing the water. Dr. Jordan said that a large number of St. Louisans who motor into the county are in the habit of stopping at various places to drink well or cistern water. The same applies to canoeists and pleasure seekers who visit the Mcramec River resorts. At some of these places water comes from springs, but many club houses and camps depend upon wells for their water. At this time of the year, Dr. Jordan said, there is a tendency to drink too much water without finding out whether the water is good. Dr. Jordan wrote that if the County Health Commissioner did not have the necessary facilities for making the tests, the city of St. Louis would supply chemicals.

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