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PURE WATER.

It is stated that .siace the New York Department of W^er Supply added a small amount of ohio-niie to the water not a single tracs of typhoid fever has occurred which. wuid be traced to the city water. A t.ic more remarkable achiev tin-cut in w&ter purification, however, is presea'ce-d by the equipment devised by British chemists for the use of the a;w in France. It was. so yieri ect fch;*v an equipment on a-'barge'.could pump foul water from a canal and doliw: b in'large quantities purified for d-.-iriiki-jg purposes. In view of the New York success, it is proposed that chlorinated water be used for sprinkling' th» streets to prevent tho spread of mfwtion. This proposal has been a.nt'<'iprt.ted to some extent- by L-hc Poplar 'Porough Council, in the East End oC London, wbidi for many years has prodded, under the direction of tho !y&*ii('al Officer of Health, free supplies of such disinfectant produced by an electrical process. It is frooty u.ied Fov ty>\b\\e. baths and waisHihorise-K, for ctaaninp- hospitals and other, publio institutions, for flushing drains, p.rul for other sanitary purposes. Etectricity is parsed through a solution of certain a? Its. converting the liquid into an «<*"^;fcive non-poison-ous disinfectant which can be stored unimpaired for long peH*iod«.

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PURE WATER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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PURE WATER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9593, 24 April 1919

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