The New England Convention
The next big event in the water works field—and not so far off, as dates go—is the New England Water Works Association convention. This year the body has taken a radical departure from usual practices and is to hold its convention on board of a steamer. This, however, has by no means detracted from the usual practical character of this association’s annual gatherings, as will be seen by glancing at the program published in this issue. The papers are fully up to the usual standard, and there is the added advantage that the members, when these papers are read, will be on the “briny deep,” and sufficiently far away from land to preclude their offering the excuse of interesting side trips to “cut” a paper or two.
The experiment of the association in thus departing from set custom—coming as it does from New England —is an interesting one. Its success is in the hands of the members and it rests with them to bring it through with flying colors or to allow it to fail. If past performances count for anything the former will be the result.