Issue 15 and Volume 1895 18.

NEW YORK’S WATER SUPPLY. At a meeting of the New York Chamber of Commerce held on October 4, Mr. Louis Windmuller, chairman of the committee on internal trade and improvements, reported that the committee has considered the proposition to increase the water supply of this city referred to it at the meeting last June. He said he had received the following on the subject from Mr. G. W. Birdsall, Chief Engineer of the Croton Aqueduct: The laying of three forty-eight-inch water mains through Eighth and Fifth avenues from the reservoir in Central Park to the lower part of the city will cost $1,500,000. This will increase the pressures during the daytime throughout the city, and especially below Canal street, 8 pounds, equal to lb feet. At, night the pressures are now as high as the hydraulic level of the Watorin the reservoir will allow. All of the water that can…

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