Leadership

Brooklyn’s Water Famine.

Issue 22 and Volume 1891 10.

Brooklyn’s Water Famine. NEVER before since the establishment of its water-works system, has the city of Brooklyn been exposed to such imminent danger from fire as upon Monday last, from the breaking of the conduit and the consequent stoppage of the supply of water. A brief account of the disastrous affair is given elsewhere, but by many of our readers, unfamiliar with the details of the Brooklyn works, a more particular description will be needed in order to enable them to comprehend the situation and the nature of the accident. The western terminal of the brick conduit which leads the water to the pump wells is about six miles from the Brooklyn city hall. At this point is located the old pumping plant, comprising three fifteen-million gallon capacity engines and three five-million gallon capacity engines of more recent construction, aggregating sixty million gallons capacity when all are in order. The…

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