National Geographic : 1917 Sep
REMOVING MUD FROM THE SECONDARY SETTLING BASINS AT THE STORAGE RESERVOIRS OF THE LEAVENWORTH WATER COMPANY When the U. S. Public Health Service took over the sanitation of the country situated in theimmediate proximity ofFort Leavenworth, they found that the city water plant, which furnished water both to the fort and the city of Leavenworth, needed overhauling. This picture shows the work of removing mud from the secondary settling basins and scrubbing the sides and bottom with water athigh pressure atthestorage reser voirs of the Leavenworth Water Company. The men in uniform are soldiers on guard duty from thefort and officials from theU.S.Public Health Service. The latter are supervising the operation. The fine mud in the Missouri River water is probably the most difficult toremove ofallthe rivers in the United States.