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The Water Supply of Metropolis

Nature volume 13, pages 392393 | Download Citation



IN the concluding portion of his anniversary address printed in the last number of NATURE (p. 376), the late president of the Geological Society severely criticises the proposal of the Rivers Commissioners to supply London with pure spring water. The Commissioners advise that the drinking water of London should continue to be derived from its present sources, but that it should be led away to its destination before it is mixed with the sewage of Oxford, Reading, Windsor, and other towns, and before it is fouled by the filthy discharges of paper mills and by other disgusting refuse.

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