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Newark, N. J., and Water Rights.

Issue 18 and Volume 1892 12.

Newark, N. J., and Water Rights. THE city of Newark was obliged, for self-protection, to ask permission to be co-defendant in an injunction suit of the Butler Hard Rubber Company against the East Jersey Water Company for using the water of the Pequannock river to the detriment of the interests of the rubber company. It appears that the action of Chancellor McGill modified the injunction, and the city of Newark will be allowed the use of the water of the river over and above what is required for the use of the rubber company. It looks as if Newark’s interests in this case are somewhat imperilled, from the fact that the rubber company have, by this decision, the first right to the use of the waters of the river Pequannock. In time of drought this decision will be more potent in its influence than any other. The rubber company evidently…

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