Punch, 62 (1872), 137.
Towns on the Thames
Pollution, Analytical Chemistry, Public Health, Government
Responds to Edward Frankland's chemical analysis of the metropolitan water companies' output. Notes that the water supplied by the Kent Water Works Company is much purer than that supplied by other metropolitan companies, which is only suitable for horticultural purposes. Given the amount of living matter that Frankland traced in water, suggests that 'all flesh is grass'. Criticizes the legislation for forcing householders to pay more for being supplied with water that still contains dubious substances.
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