Leadership

MORE WATER FOR BROOKLYN.

Issue 4 and Volume 23.

MORE WATER FOR BROOKLYN. I. M. de Varona, chief engineer of the water supply in Brooklyn, has given out the result of the recent conference held between Deputy Commissioner Moffett, Consulting Engineer Van Buren, an Chief Engineer Birdsall. A report recommending appropriations to develop the present watershed to its utmost capacity was drafted and submitted by Mr. Moffett to the commissioner of water supply for transmission to the board of public improvements. The items are as follows: For the contract f T the additional steel pipe conduit from Millburn to Spring creek. $850,000; for the stop cocks and valves required for ditto $30,000; for additional pumping engines at Millburn,$100,000; for additional supply from stations within Brooklyn’s watershed, $100,000; for new reservoir at Forest park, to have a capacity of 340,000,000 gallons, $600,000; for improvements at the New Utrecht and Gravesend pumping stations and additional wells at same, $50,000; weirs and…

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