Leadership

NEW YORK BOARD OF UNDERWRITERS AND THE WATER SUPPLY.

Issue 9 and Volume 29.

NEW YORK BOARD OF UNDERWRITERS AND THE WATER SUPPLY. At a meeting of the New York Board of Underwriters held at the end of last week, a series of resolutions on the subject of the city’s fire-protection was passed, among which were the following: Resolved, That this board is unalterably opposed to other than municipal ownership of the city water supply. Resolved, That we favor the immediate action of the legislature to take from the Ramapo Water company its extraordinary powers of condemnation and at the same time restore to New York city the rights of which it has been deprived. Resolved, That we earnestly recommend for immediate correction the present injudicious and dangerous distribution of hydrants in the city of New York, in consequence of which they are now cut in on inadequate mains, instead of on water pipes of large diameter and capacity, with the natural result that…

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