How Safe Was Lake and Creek Water that Early San Franciscan's Drank : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

It just occured to me today that the early settlers of San Francisco must have drank the water of Lake Merced, Mountain Lake, Presidio creek and some creek out by Mission Dolores. How safe was that water to drink and were there ever any reports of anyone dying from bad water.

Does anyone here think that they can still drink this kind of ground water safely today?

-- Harry Murphy (harrymurphy*, April 23, 2004

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