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July 16, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(3):219-220. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690030051023

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The Water Supply of Paris  The problem of securing an adequate supply of drinking water for Paris is difficult, particularly for the suburbs, in which the population is increasing rapidly. Furthermore, the suburbs waste water in caring for their lawns and gardens. The projects being considered at present concern the harnessing of distant springs (for example, those of the Loir) and the use of water from the Seine, sterilized in special reservoirs, either by the admixture of sodium hypochlorite or by ozonization. The first plan will be rejected no doubt as being too expensive and because the inhabitants of the region of the Loir refuse to be deprived of their water. Also in case of war, destruction of aqueducts by the enemy or even poisoning of the water is possible. The second project is more economical. Many Parisians are, however, opposed to the use of water from the Seine on

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