Leadership

THE RAMAPO SCHEME.

Issue 11 and Volume 26.

THE RAMAPO SCHEME. WE have not as yet been able to obtain information which shows any better plan for furnishing an ample supply of water for the city of New York than the plan suggested by the Ramapo Water company. Engineer Croes has based his estimate of the Ten Mile River plan (Housatonic river) upon the idea of discharging it into the reservoirs of the Croton watershed. This may do very well for a short time, so far as regards adding to the quantity of water now required; but in no sense does it provide that extra, or additional pressure which is so urgently needed in the city. The main point—one which is not to be lost sight of—is the need of more pressure in the borough of Manhattan. Mr. Coler, the comptroler, asserts that “the supplying of water to large cities by private corporations luis everywhere proved a failure…

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