Leadership

Water Supply of London and New York.

Issue 5 and Volume 1892 12.

Water Supply of London and New York. There is an interesting coincidence in the fact that the two most populous cities in the world are just now engaged with plans for water supplies that shall be adequate fifty years hence. We place New York next to London because there is only a weak municipal line between this city and Brooklyn, and that line is sure to be obliterated in the not distant future. In looking ahead fifty years we must therefore regard New York at the present time as a city comprising a population of nearly three millions. New York is much farther advanced than the British metropolis in grappling the important question of water supply half a century ahead. The authorities of London have only reached the primary stage of figuring up the probable population of their town in the future. But the estimates already made are of the…

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