Leadership

BUFFALO AND PURE WATER.

Issue 24 and Volume 35.

BUFFALO AND PURE WATER. Buffalo, N. Y., is moving in the direction of obtaining a pure water supply. It has been offered the plant of the Western New York Water company, which at present operates one of the plants in the city. The price asked is $530,000; the city is willing to give $300,000. If that plant were purchased (possibly by condemnation proceedings), water would be taken from the Canadian channel at a point above the city line, and filtration beds built. That supply would be unlimited, and filtration might not be needed for twenty-five years. Or the city could locate a new pumping plant at the top of the bank of the gorge below the upper bridge, and enough water would thus be obtained not only to provide water for manufacturing and domestic purposes, but for generating power for a municipal electric light plant. In this case, there would…

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