Leadership

THE NEWARK WATERSHED.

Issue 24 and Volume 29.

THE NEWARK WATERSHED. The members of the board of works of Newark, N. J., have been visiting the city’s watershe. They have shown special interest in the property which the Jersey City ice plant contemplates purchasing near Stockholm, and are ready to check any movement which the icemen may make to establish a nuisance and compel the board to purchase the property under condemnation. A little money must also be spent in putting the property near the adjoing knife factory in shape, so as to prevent pollution. The drainage of the place is objectionable. Engineer Sherrerd is much pleased with the condition of the water, though it is somewhat discolored from the marsh land. At Oak Kidge the Mead property was examined. This property has been offered to the city at what is considered a reasonable price. The overflow at Oak Ridge is about 35,000,000 gallons daily and at Clinton…

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