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DRAINING FOR HEALTH.
GEO. E. WARING, JR.,
ENGINEER OF THE DEAINAGE OF THE CENTRAL PARK, NEW-YORK.
* EVERY REPORTED CASE OF FAILURE IN DRAINAGE WHICH WE HAVE INVESTI.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by
At the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New-York.
LovEJoy & Son, *ELECTROTYPERS AND STEREOTYPERs.
15 Wandewater street N. Y. o
In presenting this book to the public the writer desires to say that, having in view the great importance of thorough work in land draining, and believing it advisable to avoid every thing which might be construed into an approval of half-way measures, he has purposely taken the most radical view of the whole subject, and has endeavored to emphasize the necessity for the utmost thoroughness in all draining operations, from the first staking of the lines to the final filling-in of the ditches.
That it is sometimes necessary, because of limited means, or limited time, or for other good reasons, to drain partially or imperfectly, or with a view only to temporary results, is freely acknowledged. In these cases the occasion for less completeness in the work must determine the extent to which the directions herein laid down are to be disregarded; but it is believed that, even in such cases, the principles on which those directions are founded should be always borne in mind.