Leadership

NEW YORK WATER NOTES.

Issue 10 and Volume 29.

NEW YORK WATER NOTES. The rainfall this year has been less than during the corresponding period last year, and Chief Birdsall insists that, in consequence, both Brooklyn borough and that of the Bronx will be without water within a month, while Manhattan has only a sixty-days’ supply. And yet, for reasons best known to themselves, the municipal assembly and the board of aldermen obstinately persist in holding up the appropriations for bettering the system of supply and distribution. In the board of aldermen there are resolutions for more than $3,000,000 in bonds for new mains, pumps, and buildings in various parts of the city. Many of these have been slumbering in committees or on the calendar for months. The appropriation for $100,000 for an enginehouse and other buildings for a high-service pumping station at Jerome avenue has been sent back to the committee; the board being evidently moved thereto by…

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