Archive for Sunday, November 6, 2011

100 years ago: City orders water to be boiled before using

November 6, 2011


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 6, 1911:

"The city water is not good. As told by the Journal-World last night, contamination has been found in the water.... From the University Health Committee: 'The analysis of the sample taken October 28 indicated that river water was being used by the Lawrence Water Company. The chlorine was abnormally high, and this was confirmed by the examination made by the Bacteriological Department of the University. The bacterial count is very much higher than the normal and also indicates contamination by river water. Steps have been taken not only to prevent any further contamination of the water supply by the use of river water, but to install immediately a Hypochoride apparatus which will prevent injurious results from any water pumped after this time. We recommend, however, that as a precautionary measure all city water BE BOILED before it is used for drinking or any domestic purposes until further tests show that the water is perfectly safe.'"


Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 11 months ago

"The chlorine was abnormally high"

That's a good way to kill off your goldfish!

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