Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Water Works Association Volume 9-12

Report of Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Water Works Association Volume 9-12

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...capita of population daily in the following named cities: Toronto, Ontario--131 gallons. Milwaukee, Wis.--110" Detroit, Mich.--148 Troy, N. Y.--170 Buffalo, N. Y.--170 Springfield, Mass.--91" Cleveland, Ohio--98" It must be borne in mind, also, that each of these cities has considerably reduced its daily per capita consumption during the past few years by a moderate introduction of water meters applied to the services of large consumers, and still the results of the "Schedule Rate" System are sufficiently startling and alarming to invite the studious attention of thinking men, and the manifest waste fostered by the system will serve to illustrate the point I am about to make, that the result is distinctly unsanitary. It is a further fact, well known to the members of this Association, that the sewage of all towns in this country having water works supplies is conveyed to some point outside the limits thereof by water carriage through the sewers. Any excess of water discharged into the sewers in addition to the amount required to convey the sewage beyond the town limits before putrefaction occurs, by so much increases the difficulty and expense of. the sewage purification and disposal. As a consequence of the enormous dilution of the sewage, largely resulting from the immense waste from the several water supply systems, and the great cost attendant upon properly treating aud purifying the same by modern methods of precipitation and filtration, it has become next to a universal practice to avoid this expense by emptying the raw sewage into the nearest stream or lake. As a result of this practice very few of the natural streams or lakes adjacent to our towns are at all fit to act as the natural sources of water supply more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488113
  • 9781236488114