30 JULY 1921, Page 3

There is, of course, no likelihood of there being no

water to drink or to wash in; the danger is that the water will not be sufficiently pure to make it safe to drink, or even to cook with. Water is very easily contaminated in hot weather, and stagnant and half-stagnant water goes bad more quickly than water refreshed by a good current. No wonder, then, that the authorities are anxious and are appealing to the users of water to be as careful as possible! Happily, these appeals aro being attended to, but the consumers must remember not to be guilty of a relapse of attention the moment the rain comes, even if it comes in torrents.