Speech at the International Water Quality Symposium, Washington, D.C.

August 26, 1965


Washington, D.C.

We must clean up the streams and lakes. In addition to obvious reasons of health and recreation for doing so, the fact is that this is the most economical way to get at significant sources of water. The Hudson River pours 20 billion gallons a day into the Atlantic, all of which is too polluted to use except in the case of emergency.