Leadership

New Haven’s Water Supply.

Issue 2 and Volume 1892 12.

New Haven’s Water Supply. With its present water supply and that which is soon to be added, it may truthfully be said, that there is not a city in the country of 100,000 inhabitants better able to withstand a long drought than that of New Haven, Conn. The New Haven Water Company was incorporated in 1858, and at once began the erection of a dam across Mill river at Whitneyville, which, it was thought, would have sufficient storage capacity to supply the city with water for many years to come. This supply, which is known as section No. 1 and appropriately named Lake Whitney, covers an area of 300 acres, has a watershed of 56 square miles, with a capacity of 800,000,000 gallons. The water from this lake is forced by pumps to a distributing reservoir, the elevation of which is 125 feet, with a capacity of 10,000,000. Section No.…

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