Leadership

NEW YORK AND ITS WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 10 and Volume 24.

NEW YORK AND ITS WATER SUPPLY. The board of public improvements of this city is not unmoved by the accounts of the danger of a water famine in Greater New York—so far, at least, as concerns the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. At a recent public hearing the chief speakers were members of the New York board of fire underwriters and the board of trade and transportation. These insisted that the water supply was inadequate not only in the borough of Brooklyn, but in Manhattan, and demanded immediate relief. During the hearing the Kamapo Water Company became prominently in evidence. The company has been endowed with special powers by the State legislature, and it claims to have in its control more than one thousand square miles of watersheds in the Catskills and to be able to furnish any quantity of water that the city may desire. It proposes to harness…

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