The New York City Water Supply.

Issue 21 and Volume 1891 10.

The New York City Water Supply. THE precarious condition of the water supply of New York city has inspired the officials in charge to take more than usual precautions to prevent the waste of water. The methods adopted to effect this object will be watched with interest. The lowest altitudes above tide water where the greatest head exists should first receive the attention of inspectors. The next thing in order is the numerous bar-rooms and private stables. The waste of water from these sources of consumption is enormous. The industrial consumers of water are, in most cases, metered, and it will not be worth while to spend any time upon them in the matter of inspection. The ground floor of premises will be found to furnish greater evidences of waste than the upper floors, the pressure being the greatest at the lowest altitudes. Water takers will take advantage of night…

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