Leadership

CAUSES OF WASTE OF WATER IN NEW YORK.

Issue 17 and Volume 29.

CAUSES OF WASTE OF WATER IN NEW YORK. J. L. Turner, M. D., of New York, thus writes as to the causes of water waste in this city: “There is but little doubt that we have sufficient reservoir capacity for our reasonable needs through all the periods of drought likely to occur during the next twenty or more years, if our Croton water is properly used and not wasted. There is no necessity for any increase of watershed or country reservoirs. The first and most important action is to minimize the constant great daily waste. This can be accomplished in several ways, and a reduction of seventy-five per cent, of such waste be conserved for future use. That alone will nearly double our supply. F’ully fifty per cent, of this waste can be stopped within two months’ time by suitable action. My reference here to waste applies only to our…

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