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Letter from A. M. Folger to A. E. Cahlan(Las Vegas), March 15, 1948


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Creator: Folger, Al M.




Results of the test of A. E. Cahlan's water, with a mention of the water testing regime of the Las Vegas Land and Water Company.

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Box 47 Correspondence File 1948


hln000808. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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March 15, 1948 W 23-3-2 Mr. A. E. Cahlan Las Vegas Evening Review-Journal Las Vegas, Nevada Dear Al: Referring to our conversation a few days ago regarding the water at your residence: I enclose report of Bacteriological Analysis, made by local laboratory, and Chemical Analysis, made by our Chemist at Omaha, both of which show OK. With regard to the Chemical Analy- sis, it is generally considered that 17 grains per gallon is a medium hard water, and we are just under that with 15.78. Possibly the "taste" that you mentioned may be due to keeping the drinking water in an open container. Water will pick up the taste of fruit, vegetables and food stored in the refrigerator un- less the water is kept in a closed container. We regularly take about 14 samples per month from various locations in the City and while reports have been coming back for the past 40 years as OK, we feel that "eternal vigilance is the price of safety". The enclosed reports merely confirm your oft' repeated statement (And mine, too) that the clear, sparkling artesian water with which we are blessed is the best in the world, bar none. Very truly yours,