The St. Joseph Water Supply

The St. Joseph Water Supply

The water supply of St. Joseph, Mo., is in a normal condition again, according to Dr. E. A. Logan, city bacteriologist, who said on August 8 that in his opinion pure water was now being furnished the city. Tests of the water after twentyfour hours were showing up good, said Dr. Logan, and no bacillus coli had yet appeared. The report to be made to Mayor Marshall on the water situation by Dr. Logan and W. F. Montfort, a St. Louis water specialist retained by the water company, had not been submitted yet. It will be presented to Mayor Marshall within a few days. A careful report is being made and it will give a detailed history of the period in which the city water was declared to be polluted. Work has been started on cleaning the reservoir on King Hill, according to Mayor Marshall. The water in this basin is not turned into the city mains, except when in case of fire more water pressure is desired. Upon inspection recently by Mayor Marshall the water in this tank was found to be in an unsafe condition and, to guard against the possibility that it be turned into the mains, the reservoir is being cleaned.

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