Leadership

SEA WATER TOR NEW YORK.

Issue 12 and Volume 1881 7.

SEA WATER TOR NEW YORK. The question of providing New York with an adequate supply of water is one that very properly is exciting much attention. During the greater part of the winter there has been a great scarcity of water for domestic purposes, and quite frequently the Fire Department has been delayed in extinguishing fires because the supply of water was not sufficient. The simple fact is, that New York has largely outgrown its water works system. The source whence the water is derived is insufficient, while the aqueduct by means of which it is brought to the city has barely a sufficient capacity to convey the quantity of water required for daily consumption, leaving no opportunity to store it up in reservoirs. A proposition has recently been broached for a canal to bring the waters of Lake George to this and intermediate cities. This is met by the…

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