WATER is life. Apparently this fundamental fact must be learned on the battlefront of experience again and again. When this lesson is forgotten, even for a moment, the consequences are immediate and disastrous.
A brief lapse in maintaining the purity of a water supply occurred in 1928 in Olean, N. Y., a town with a population of 21,000. Typhoid germs rode into the Olean homes through the water pipes. Two hundred and thirty-eight cases of the disease resulted. Twenty-one people died. Court claims against the city mounted to a total of $425,000.1____________________