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September 14, 1912

THE WATER PURIFICATION WORKS OF THE BALTIMORE COUNTY WATER AND ELECTRIC COMPANY

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Chemist and Bacteriologist BALTIMORE

JAMA. 1912;LIX(11):875-877. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270090119017
Abstract

Probably there is no body of professional men that more fully realizes the value of pure drinking-water than does the medical fraternity. The physician can wholly appreciate what pure water-supply means to any community and the part it plays in the prevention of certain infectious diseases. For this reason it is believed that the description of the water purification plant of the Baltimore County Water and Electric Company will be of particular interest as it shows to what extent a privately owned water company has carried its purification work in safeguarding its consumers against disease.

The filtration plant of this company is situated at Avalon, Baltimore County, Md., which is about 9½ miles southwest of Baltimore, and the water filtered is pumped thence to a dozen or more suburban places in the immediate vicinity of the city. The plant is novel in many respects but particularly in that there are

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