Worm 08-8-17 water issues

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Worm 08-8-17 water issues - - - The report of the engineering divi sion of...
- - The report of the engineering divi sion of the State Department of Health on conditions surrounding the sources of supply of the Riverton Consolidated Water Company was submitted to State Health Commissioner Commissioner Dixon this afternoon upon his return to the city and shows that the company has been taking water from the Susquehanna river at a point where the water is in danger ot pollu tion. It is said that the report shows that twenty - three sewers, most of them house drains, empty into the Susquehanna above the intake pipe of the Wormleysburg pumping sta tion, through which water is alleged to have been pumped from the river when the mountan supply ran low Some of these sewers are a short dis tance away, one being the drain of the Hotel Navarre, which Is less than 200 feet away. The report goes into great detail about the surroundings of the water supply on the mountains and urges that the company be required to pro vide safeguards for the people it fur nishes with water. Dr. Dixon has not yet issued any order in the matter. Everybody along the West Shore In the towns supplied by the Riverton company who has not access to a well is boiling waterfordrinking purposes Some people go as far as a half mile for well water they know to be pure in

Clipped from Harrisburg Telegraph17 Aug 1908, MonPage 1

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)17 Aug 1908, MonPage 1
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