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DRAINING FOR HEALTH.

BY

GEO. E. WARING, Jr.,

ENGINEER OF THE DRAINAGE OF THE CENTRAL PARK, NEW-YORK.

"EVERT BEPOBTED CASE OF FAILURE IS DRAINAGE WHICH WE HATE INVESTI-
"GATED, HAS RESOLVED ITSELF INTO IGNORANCE, RLUNDERING, BAD MANAGEMENT
"OB BAD EXECUTION.*'— GiBbOmC

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ORANGE JUDD & COMPANY,
245 BROADWAY.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by

ORANGE JUDD & CO.

At the Clerk,s Office of the District Conrt of the United States for the Southern District of New-York.

Lovwot & Sou,

Electbottpebs And Stereotypies.

15 Yandewater street N. Y.

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.

Nbwpoet, R. 1,1867.

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