Leadership

BROOKLYN’S WATER SUPPLY

Issue 2 and Volume 19.

BROOKLYN’S WATER SUPPLY In his first message to the city council of Brooklyn, Mayor Wurster thus speaks of the city’s water supply: “In the department of city works, much of lasting benefit to the city has been accomplished during the past year. The average daily consumption of water for the first eleven months of the year was 80,133,665 gallons, against 76,057,659 gallons in 1894. In spite of the light rainfall the city has had an adequate supply of water for all needs, and it has not been necessary to limit the consumption at any time. This has been due to the extension of the works at the various pumping stations in the course of the last two years, securing a supply of one hundred million gallons per day; the laying of an additional pipe conduit from the Milburn to the Ridgewood pumping station, with a capacity of fifty million gallons…

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