The water problem
(From the Knik Arm Courier, March 30, 1960)
Each spring brings the same old problems of muddy drives and other related problems.
One of the most troublesome is the fact that some of our wells become contaminated by the run-off and the water rendered dirty and foul tasting.
With hepatitis still claiming new victims, it is especially wise to be wary of drinking any suspicious looking and tasting water.
If at all possible, it is wise to carry water to be used for cooking or drinking from some uncontaminated source. If this is not convenient, the water should be boiled or treated with chlorine bleach to render it safe to drink.
Tests of drinking water will be made by the Department of Health. Samplese must be brought in containers provided by the department.
We’re all happy to know that spring is on the way, but let’s not risk a serious disease; beware of dirty water!
This column is provided by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 688-4706.