Leadership

BROOKLYN’S WATER PROBLEM.

Issue 4 and Volume 1895 18.

BROOKLYN’S WATER PROBLEM. A PLAN proposed for solving Brooklyn’s water problem is to bring its supply from the Ramapo, fifty miles north of the city, in Rockland county, where, on the top of two parallel ranges of hills, 1,200 feet above the level of the Hudson river are two sets of lakes, whose area extends from 100 to 400 acres, their depth being fifty feet or more and their surfaces from 700 to 1,000 feet above the level of the sea. The outlets of these lakes unite and form the Ramapo’s headwaters at about 400 or 500 feet above the tide. The idea is that the new water supply of Brooklyn should consist at first of eight of these natural lakes and eight artificial ones, which would give a storage of 10,000,000,000 gallons of water that could be increased” at pleasure by one half more, affording a uniform daily supply…

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