Leadership

The Pollution of the Water Supply of New York City.

Issue 9 and Volume 1891 10.

The Pollution of the Water Supply of New York City. CONCERNING the serious question of the pollution of the water shed of the Croton valley and its adjuncts much may be suggested as to the ways and means that may be adopted in order to overcome the difficulty. As has been previously stated in these columns, it is a growing evil, rendered so by the increase of population in the valley of the Croton and its adjacent water sources. It may be time for radical steps to be taken, yet it will be a work of such immense proportions as to require the best engineering skill and talent to be found in the country. It may also be found utterly impracticable for New York city to undertake under the present law the object sought. The idea of an intercepting sewer system is yet to be considered from every engineering standpoint…

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