Leadership

STILL IN THE TOILS.

Issue 2 and Volume 24.

STILL IN THE TOILS. ONCE again—for the fourth time in two years—a set of bids for the new water supsupply of Jersey City, N. J., has been rejected by the municipal authorities, and new specifications have just been agreed upon by the board of works and board of finance, which Mayor Hoos has also approved. These call for bids to be submitted on or before August 16, and are merely a modification of the old specifications. They provide, however, for one plant only—one capable of development to 70,000,000 gallons daily—the water to be furnished by gravity supply in all parts of Jersey City. Two pipe lines of 5,000,000 gallons daily capacity are proposed, with right of way for a second pipe line of 30,000,000 gallons, or, instead, two pipe lines of 35,000,000 gallons daily capacity each. A new clause in the specifications is apparently aimed at the East jersey Water…

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