Brooklyn’s Source of Water Supply.

Issue 6 and Volume 1895 16.

Brooklyn’s Source of Water Supply. PETER MILNE. (Continued from January 12.) BROOKLYN is peculiarly situated with regard to her present and future source of water supply. The annexed district, comprising four county towns, will undoubtedly be the occasion of the exercise of the highest degree of judgment with reference to an increase of water supply. The late towns of Flatbush, New Utrecht and Gravesend (comprising Coney Island and Sheepshead Bay) are now supplied with water by separate driven well plants, and in a short time the question of using the water of these plants, from a sanitary standpoint of observation, will be considered with regard to their influence upon the health of the residents. Again the introduction of sewers will increase the per capita daily consumption of water in a marked degree. The westerly portion of the old watershed (town of Jamaica) has largely increased in population during the past…

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