Issue 1 and Volume 1895 18.

NEW YORK’S WATER SUPPLY. THE average daily consumption of water in the city of New York is 180,000,000 gallons. This is an average of about ninety-four gallons for each inhabitant, and to the people of any of the other large cities of the country. About 40,000,000 of the 180,000,000 gallons is registered by meters, which arc supplied to establishments using more than a fair share of water. At the head of these are the manufactories, which consume every working day 4,000,000 gallons of water. Then come the ruilroads— steam, elevated, and surface—which use 8,200,000 gallons of water dally. Next follow the large office building, which take 2,800,000 gallons a day. Then come the breweries, taking 2,200,000 gallons a day; the hotels, with 2,000,000 gallons; the stables—there are 2,300 of them—tak ing 1,500,000; the gas works, taking 1,000,000, and the charitable Institutions, taking 800,000 gallons. New York Is generous in use…

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