Issue 7 and Volume 24.

CORRESPONDENCE. TANK WATER. To the EDITOR: For a long time past the citizens of Manhattan and Brooklyn have been subjected to much annoyance and inconvenience on account of the imperfect water supply. Although they are taxed for a good supply of pure water and sufficient in quantity and pressure to reach all parts of their houses, they hare not been able to secure it without much trouble and additional expense. It is well known that many of the dwelling houses are without water for the upper floors and nearly all the apartment and business houses use pumps to force water into tanks situated on the tops of these buildings, and from these tanks,which are subjected to the heat of the sun, the people obtain stale water for drinking,which in most instances is unfit for use. Under the direction of the board of health, of the borough of Manhattan, the sanitary…

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