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September 10, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(11):930-931. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740630056024

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Water Supply of Madrid  The director of water of Madrid recently lectured before the Sociedad de Higiene on the water supplied by the canals of the Lozaya Springs, which furnish Madrid with a daily average of 218 liters of water per inhabitant. Ten cities in the United States and three European cities receive a larger daily output from their water supplies (500 liters per inhabitant daily each of the ten cities in the United States and 268 liters each of the European cities). Twenty-four other large cities receive a still smaller daily output than that given by the Lozaya supply to Madrid. In this group may be placed London, Vienna and Berlin, with a daily output of 168, 161 and 118 liters, respectively, per inhabitant. In 1928 the government authorized an expenditure of 120,000,000 pesetas ($10,800,000). When the supply plant was established, eighty years ago, with Dr. Bravo Murillo as

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