Leadership

THE WATER QUESTION IN THE BOROUGH OF QUEENS.

Issue 12 and Volume 23.

THE WATER QUESTION IN THE BOROUGH OF QUEENS. UP to the present time politics has, played a conspicuous part in the question of the water supply of the borough of Queens, as in everything else connected with municipal government in the district comprehended by it. This is especially true of Long Island City, where the mismanagement of the water plant has resulted in some parts of the city in what is tantamount to no supply at all. ‘I he population of the whole borough is set down at 178,700, of whom 48,000 live in Long Island CHy.23.ofX) in Flushjog, 24 500 in Jamaica, 25 000 in Newtown, and 8.500 in that portion of Hempstead which forms a part of the city of New York. So far as concerns water plants, the borough should have no lack of water, as there are within its territory no less than four municipal and…

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