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There has long been need of an authoritative and comprehensive book on water supply which should take cognizance of the great advances of the last two decades. This need has now been met in admirable form by a book which exemplifies the best features of cooperative activity. It deals in considerable detail with such topics as the collection of water, the quality of the supply, the treatment and distribution of water, and the financing and planning of water works. A valuable appendix gives exact data on various standard specifications and procedures, such as specifications for chemicals used in water purification and specifications for sanitary drinking fountains. The tone of the book is conservative, and the mass of detail has been put together with remarkable accuracy. This is the most useful book on water supply now in existence. The Council on Standardization of the American Water Works Association, under whose auspices
Water Works Practice.. JAMA. 1926;86(6):440. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670320054039
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