THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION.

THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION.

The Thirty-sixth Annual Convention of the American Water Works Association, which closed its work on Friday, the 9th inst., was, as we anticipated, the largest and most successful meeting from a business standpoint that the association has previously held. It was notable in many respects, including attendance, number of new members, exhibits, general interest and also in the entertainment features. The statement of the financial condition of the association was a substantial evidence of its growing prosperity and the large number of new members announced afforded proof of its steadily increasing importance. The associate members gave a fine showing of their enterprise by sending a large number of representatives and by making splendid exhibits of water works appliances, the money spent by them being very large in amount. Mr. Nicholas S. Hill, Jr., made an excellent presiding officer and, in fact, all the officers are deserving of high praise for their efficient work. After being in the field for five years Richmond, Va., was successful in securing the next convention and that city, which has, among other advantages, a fine hotel, should prove a satisfactory place for the 1917 meeting. There were nearly one thousand names registered, of which nearly 4000 were active and 200 associates members. The Secretary’s report showed a total of 1,335 members in good standing, of which 135 were elected at the meeting. The treasury is in excellent shape with $4,000 in reserve over and above running expenses. All this shows a most gratifying change front a few years ago and one upon which the officers and members of the association are to be congratulated. It is most unfortunate that the weather was so bad as to oblige the conceiting of outdoor amusement and caused great disappointment to the visitors who had planned to take the trips provided for them, but the entertainment committee did all that was possible to make up for this setback.

THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION.

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THE AMERICAN WATER WORKS CONVENTION.

Those who have not made up their minds about attending the convention of the American Water Works Association are reminded that only a few days remain to make their decision. It may be some time before the Association will convene again in New York and as there are many instructive and attractive features provided for this occasion a most profitable and enjoyable meeting is assured. Better resolve not to put off making arrangements until a later date but let intending visitors send in their applications for hotel reservation at once. There is ample room in the Astor Hotel, the headquarters of the Association, or in the Woodstock Hotel across the street, where first class accommodation may be had at most reasonable rates. The best efforts of the reception committees are being made to give all who come a most enjoyable time and the trips have been arranged to meet the wishes of those not accustomed to such environment as will be found in New York. In short, the convention will be as complete as possible in all respects and it is now open to members to avail themselves of the excellent program arranged for their benefit.