New Bedford’s Needs.

Issue 24 and Volume 1893 14.

New Bedford’s Needs. Engineers Rice and Evans, to whom was referred the matter of increasing the water supply of New Bedford, Mass., have made their report to the common council. They say: In looking for the source of a new supply, we immediately directed our investigations to the Middleboro ponds, lying about twelve miles to the north of the city, and after a careful and extended examination we have no hesitancy in stating that these ponds with their large drainage area are the natural and most available source for an ample supply of water for many years, for the cities of New Bedford and Taunton and their immediate vicinities. The Middleboro ponds are four in number and are called, Assawampsett pond (including the eastern portion and called Pocksha pond), Long pond, Great Quittacas and Little Quittacas ponds. They have a drainage area of over fiftytwo square miles and are a…

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