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MIDDLETOWN AND ITS WATER SUPPLY

Issue 17 and Volume 35.

MIDDLETOWN AND ITS WATER SUPPLY Description of Its New Storage Reservoir. Middletown, N. Y., a city of over 14,500 inhabitants, having felt the necessity of adding to its water supply, set about remedying its deficiencies in that line, and, after having successfully overcome a series of obstacles which beset them from the inception of the work, the water commissioners have successfully completed it. On December 27, 1902, the taxpayers of the city voted a bond issue of $27,000 to finish what remained of the not yet completed portion of the new water supply extension, and on February 24, 1903, Dillard & Morgan, of East Bangor, Pa., the contractors for the work, began their task and finished it on October 1 of the same year. Five days afterwards the water from Shawangunk reservoir was turned into Monhagen reservoir. The water system of Middletown is gravity, the supply being derived from springs…

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