Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 7, 1971 · Page 12
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 12

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Contaminated water can be reused Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Jan. 7, 1971 A43 By Telgraph Mertiall Service WAS HINGTON - Water tliat flows as waste products from this country's urban centers can be treated and re-used in irrigation and for other purposes, according to an Agricultural Department soil chemist. Dr.. James C. Lance, a soil chemist with USDA's Agriculture Research Service, said that the waste flow from cities can become an important water source which, after treatment, can be used for irrigation of crops not d i r e c t ly consumed by humans. "Also," Dr. Lance said, "the secondary waste water can be given additional treatment to permit irrigation of vegetable crops, parks and golf courses, and used for recreational lakes and even for industrial and municipal purposes." Soil filtration is an effective method of reclaiming the water from sewage effluent, Dr. Lance said. He said the effluent can be applied to land with basins, furrows or sprinklers, and then the reclaimed water can be Fantastic Savings Select Groups...All Sizes, But Not Every Size in Every Style! 114 WEST THIRD ST. ALTON pumped as ground water at some distance from the infiltration areas." "As effluent moves down through the soil", Dr. Lance said, "it is constantly being renewed in many ways." He e x pi a i n e d that biodegradable material is consumed by soil microorganisms. Disease and basteriar, being in a hostile and competitive environment, generally do not survive after a few yards of travel. Dr. Lance also said that viruses stick to soil particles and move only if the soil moves, while phosphates, flourides and heavy metals also remain largely in the soil. Nitrogen removal depends on basin manage- Stop-smoking plan set for Jan. 24-28 A five-day program to stop smoking will be held at the Medical-Surgical Building of Alton State Hospital, beginning January 24-28 with sessions from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each night. The program is under the direction of community services of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Leading the five sessions is the Rev. John Graham, of Alton. Dr. R. Sumagang, staff physician at Alton State, will be assisting him for a question and answer session each night. The "Five-Day Plan" Is a successful international program of five group therapy sessions, films, lectures, demonstrations, the "buddy" system; the smoker's own personal control book to follow each day. The program is open to interested community residents, as well as employes at the hospital. Applicants should call the hospital to pre- register, so an adequate number of materials can be ordered. There is no registration fee. men and can be removed In a number of ways.. "Under favorable hydro- geologic conditions, such systems can yield reclaimed water at a fraction of the cost of equivalent in-plant treatment," the chemist said. Snow plow bill denied CULPEPER, Va. (AP) Town Manager Claude Huffman has received a letter requesting payment "at the present minimum wage rate" for two hours and five minutes work in clearing a driveway entrance after snow plows had closed it during street clearing operations. Huffman identified the letter writer as Arthur H. Hitt Jr. City Council refused to pay. P. N. HIRSCH & CO. OJE/WVNCES — UPHOLSTERY THROWS . Laminated foam-backed fabrics in rich colors. Won't slip or slide. Seamless. Smart, sure fit furniture protection Reg. ,$3. 72" x 60" size 72" x 90" Reg. $5 ... 72" x 108" Reg. $6 ... 72" x 126" Reg. $7 ... 4 44 4" 5" LADIES HOUSE SLIPPERS Winter Styles. Shaggies or Moccasins. 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