e A DIMINISHING TROUBLE. Tho water from tho City mains during tho past weak has been slightly "fishy", in taste and . smell Though the complaints havi been fowor than in previous autumns, tho peculiarity appears to have been noticed more generally in tho Thorudou district thau in Wellington South and Miraniar, which would load ono to believe that tlio oily vegetable matter which affects the tasto and snioll of tho water lessons as tho reticulating pipes carry tho water in subdivided bodies farther afield from the point whoro tho big mains enter tha City, Tho City Engineer (Mr. W. H. Morton) is of opinion that the nuisance —which is (|uito a harmless ono—is a gradually diminishing ono. 110 says it is not so bad as last year, and last year's trouble was not nearly so bad as tho your heforo Wellington was _ not alone with water troubles of precisely the same nature. Dunodin had boon troubled with it, so had London some threo or four years ago, and the samo trouble had been experienced in several oitios in America, particularly in eases whoro iiov,' dams had been constructed. Tho engineer expresses his belief that, the water will lose its foreign taste as soon as tho dams at Wainui are given a good flush out by a heavy downpour ejrain.
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"FISHY" WATER, Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2391, 22 February 1915
"FISHY" WATER Dominion, Volume 8, Issue 2391, 22 February 1915
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