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spring. A small brook runs between the spring and the houses in Lawrence.

Lowell, Sheeprock Spring. — This is an artesian well near the top of a wooded ridge, about eighty feet deep through black granite ledge. All the water is pumped.

Medford, Fullon Vatural Spring.- About seventeen hundred feet north-east from corner of Valley and Paris streets, Medford, in Middlesex Fells. A bricked and cemented reservoir, six feet deep and four feet in diameter, in a small house. Water rises from rock at the bottom to within two feet of the surface and overflows; said to overflow all the year round. Drainage is toward the south-west. The spring lies at the base of a rocky hill covered mainly with wild shrubs and trees. There are probably no buildings on the drainage area. Several houses a few hundred feet north-west drain apparently away from the spring. No cultivated land on the drainage area except a well-manured field of about an acre three hundred and seventy-five feet north of the spring. Underground drainage from this may reach the spring, but probably most of it is carried away by a small brook. No pasture land above the spring. Water sold in Medford only.

Medford, Middlesex Mountain Spring. - In Middlesex Fells, on the bill, a few hundred feet north of Valley Street quarry.

The water collects in a gravel basin about twelve by fifteen feet and six feet deep, under a large spring house at the eastern base of the ledge. Most of the land above the spring is wild and uncultivated until the farmhouse, No. 15 Earl Avenue, is reached, two hundred feet above. Its surface drainage could not reach the spring. The privy is two hundred and forty-five feet from the spring; its vault rests on a rock, and has earth sides; no exposure of contents. There are no other houses in the vicinity. The houses west of the spring are on the other side of the hill.

Methuen, Otis Spring. – Merely a hole dug in rocky soil two or three feet deep, in a wooded region. Surface water not excluded. No houses within half a mile. Water sold in Lawrence.

Milton, Blue Hill Silver Spring. — Eighty-five feet north from Blue Hill Street, about half a mile east from Canton Avenue, at the southern base of a high, rocky bill, covered with wild shrubs and trees.

A stoned and cemented reservoir, three and one-half feet in diameter and five feet deep ; water stands two and one-half feet in well and about one and one-half feet below the surface of the ground. Overflowing when collected. Plank cover; surface water excluded. : Portable copper pump with iron pipe used for getting water for sale. Sold in Boston and Milton.

West Lynn, Echo Grove Mineral Spring. - A few hundred feet south-west of house of John Raddin, near corner of Bell Avenue and Asbland Street, West Lynn. Well about thirty-two feet deep, the lower twenty-two feet in solid rock; about ten feet wide at bottom, upper ten feet smaller diameter. Stoned and cemented; stones rest on iron rails ten feet from top. Water is ordinarily about sixteen feet deep, and touches the rails very seldom ; it is never dry. Covered by mall house, surface water excluded. Drainage is towards the south-west. The well is on a rocky hillside covered with grass and a few trees; used part of the time as pasture. Only houses on drainage area are a few picnic buildings. The privy is eighty-five feet south-east from spring, and higher; contents rest on ground, and are almost completely protected from rain. Water sold in Lynn.

Chelsea, Mt. Washington Spring. — In grassed valley, between Cook and Wasbington avenues, about three hundred and fifty feet from corner of Fenno Street and Washington Avenue. Bricked reservoir, eight feet in diameter and six feet deep; water rises nearly or quite to the level of the ground. A slight ascent to the nearest privy, which is two hundred and seventy-five feet away, near the corner of Cook and Washington avenues. Its vault is cemented all around. Sink-drain cesspool near by, but no water-closet cesspool anywhere in the vicinity. Several vaults within a few hundred feet more on Cook Avenue, also several vaults and sink cesspools on Washington Avenue, but not nearer than three hundred feet. They are higher than the spring, but a ditch one and one-half feet deep is between them. Lime sludge from soda-water factory is dumped forty-five feet from the spring but probably cannot affect it.

Stoneham, Cedar Park Mineral Spring or Vishnu Mineral Spring. — About three hundred feet south-west from Chapman's Mineral Spring, several hundred feet north from A. Alden's house on Spring Street. Cemented curb two and one-half feet in diameter and six feet deep, in house. Water enters throngh sand at the bottom, and rises nearly or quite to the level of the ground; said to overflow all the year round; surface water excluded. The well is in a marshy, grassed meadow, containing many ditches; one ditch is within fifteen feet of the well on the side farthest from the ridge

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on the south and west, whence comes the ground water. Nearest pasture land one hundred and seventy-five feet above. Nearest considerable sources of contamination are the houses and stables on Spring Street, from five hundred to eight hundred feet away. Water sold in Boston, Melrose, Stonebam, Wakefield, etc.

Lowell, Mt. Pleasant Spring. - A few hundred feet soutb-east from the corner of Stedman and Westford streets. Stoned and cemented reservoir, nine and one-half feet deep ; depth of water three and one-half feet; covered by small house ; surface water excluded; no pump; said to overflow all the year round. At the northerly base of a high, sandy hill, covered by pines for a few hundred-feet; beyond the pines is wild shrubbery. No pasture land near. Water sold in Lowell.

Brockton, Indian Spring. — About half a mile north from corner of Quincy and Ashland streets ; open, stoned reservoir, three by five feet, and three feet deep; depth of water two feet, rises nearly to level of the ground. No covering ; surface water partly excluded; considerable overflow at the time of collection. Ground water flows from east and south. Considerable amount of leather chips and a little manure on the road leading to the spring from the east, but most or all of the surface flow from the road is carried beyond the spring. No buildings on the drainage area, which is covered by wild shrubs and trees. No pasture land near the spring. Water sold in Brockton.

West Lynn, Electric Spring. - At sontherly corner of Cliff and Linwood streets. Bricked well, four feet diameter at bottom, tapering to top; thirteen feet deep; water rises nearly to level of the ground; overflows all the year round. Covered by house; surface water excluded. In clay and hard blue gravel, at westerly base of a rocky hill covered with shrubbery. Drainage is from north-west and west. Nearest privy is one hundred and fifty feet north-west, on side hill, much above the spring; a shallow vault dug in the earth ; contents are slightly exposed. A small garden below the privy, eighty feet west frym the well. A stable one hundred and fifty feet north from the well, on higher ground; considerable manure scattered out doors, one hundred and forty feet from the well. But most of the spring water comes from the main hill, farther west. The above are probably the only buildings on the drainage area. Water sold in Lynn only, mainly in summer.

West Springfield, Massasoit Spring. – On the Bear Hole Farm, in mountainous region between Westfield and West Springfield, one or two miles north from the Westfield River. Flows from westerly base of a sandy hill, thirty or forty feet high, into a stoned reservoir, six feet deep, having one hundred square feet of surface; covered by house. Drainage area largely grassed, not ploughed, top-dressed or planted at present. Probably no buildings on drainage area. Grounds west of spring largely used for picnics. Water sold in Springfield.

Stoughton, Crystal Spring. - Several hundred feet easterly from West Stoughton station on the Old Colony Railroad, near Canton Street, on Chas. Porter's farm. Spring boils up at the bottom of a small reservoir, consisting of a brick tile pipe two and one-half feet in diameter and two and one-half feet deep. No covering ; surface water not excluded; no pump; said to overflow all the year round. In grassed meadow; drainage from north-west and north-east. Soil about the spring black and peaty near the surface; low, gravelly hills about. Large gardens one hundred and forty feet north ; large hen yards two hundred and fifty feet north-east and three hundred feet east. Earth-bottomed barn cellar, containing manure, four hundred and sixty feet east; no out-door manure heap. No houses on drainage area nearer than this barn, and but few beyond. Water sold in Stoughton.

Whitman, Goulding's Spring. — About six hundred to eight hundred feet south-west from corner of High and Temple streets. Cemented curb, two and one-half feet in diameter, four and onehalf feet deep; depth of water, three feet; covered by small house ; surface water excluded; block tin pipe. Said to overflow all the year round. General direction of ground flow is easterly. Drainage area mainly covered by a wild growth; soil gravelly below, peaty above. Privy about one hundred and fifty feet north-east, and several others within a few hundred feet more in same direction. It is not certain that the drainage from these would reach the spring. Very little direct sale of the water, which is mainly sold bottled.

Brockton, Brockton Mineral Spring. - About a quarter of a mile north north-east from the corner of Quincy and Ashland streets. Stoned reservoir, four feet square and six feet deep; three and onehalf feet of water; covered by house ; surface water excluded almost entirely; no pump; said to overflow all the year round. Part of the reservoir wall is natural ledge. Ground water flows from the south

east; no buildings in that direction for a quarter of a mile at least. Drainage area covered by wild growth. A little pasture land about the spring. Water sold in Brockton.

South Easton, Simpson's Spring. – About a quarter of a mile south-west from South Easton station on the Old Colony Railroad. Cemented reservoir, two feet in diameter and four feet deep. Water enters at the bottom, and nearly fills the reservoir; said to overflow all the year round; covered by house; surface water excluded. Spring is on the northerly edge of a meadow in the woods; ground rises to the north and east. Drainage area covered almost entirely by wild growth. No houses nor cultivated land nearer than a small house eigbt hundred feet north of spring. No other houses near. A few cows are pastured about the spring. Water sold in Brockton, Easton, Bridgewater, etc., also bottled to a large extent.

West Abington, Highland Spring. - About four hundred feet east from house of Jobn Harris, and one thousand to fifteen hundred feet east from Quincy Street, near Brockton line. Stoned reservoir, four feet in diameter, water one and one-half feet deep, nearly at level of the ground; said to overflow all the year round. Planked over; surface water not completely excluded. Gravelly suil; ground Water flows from west or south-west. One house, with privy, farm buildings and hen houses, three hundred and sixty feet west southwest from spring, but the ground drainage from these flows probably porth-west from spring; the surface flow could not reach the spring. No other buildings on or near the drainage area. The fields on the drainage area are grassed; no pasture land. Water sold in Brockton and Campello.

Allston, Harvard Crystal Spring. — About two hundred feet north from Commonwealth Avenue and five hundred feet west from Harvard Avenue Stoned and cemented well, five feet in diameter and twelve feet deep; depth of water six feet; said to overflow all the year round. Planked over, and covered by a small house ; surface water excluded. Soil gravelly; ground water flows from south-west. Full privy vault, bricked and poorly cemented, one hundred and five feet west, but its drainage is probably away from the well. Another privy vault three hundred and thirty feet south-west from spring ; several others beyond. The fields south and west from the spring are gravelly and partly grass-covered. Water sold in Boston, Brighton, Allston, etc.

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