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WATER SUPPLY ITEMS.

Issue 22 and Volume 1893 14.

WATER SUPPLY ITEMS. One of the three mains which conveys water from the pumping station at Belleville, N. J., to the high service reservoir in Jersey City, parted at the joints in the middle of the Hackensack river, Tuesday, and the street and water commissioners fear a water famine. The broken main and one of the others are of iron. The third is of cement. The latter has often broken and is not to be depended on. The same main broke last summer at an elbow on the side of the river and the repairing occupied several days. In fact this service has cost Jersey City enough in repairs to maintain a decent system. There appears to be something extremely lax in the water service of Jersey City. For some time past two wave motor pumps have been in operation near the Cliff House, not far from San Francisco, and…

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