Leadership

HAVANA AND ITS SEWERAGE SYSTEM

Issue 10 and Volume 36.

HAVANA AND ITS SEWERAGE SYSTEM After long delays, chiefly caused by the eagerness of politicans to profit by the job, a contract was signed at Havana on January 10, 1902, between the city and Messrs. McGivrey & Rokeby. contractors, to build a sewerage system in the city, the designs accepted being those of Samuel Grey. C. E., modified by Lieutenant W. J. Barden, of the United States, Engineer corps. The total cost will probably be not less than between $10,000,000 and $11,000.000, but, as all the work will not be done at once, the expense of the first and most necessary instalment will be between $3,000,000 and $4,000,000. It was full time the task should not only be begun but pushed. Havana under the Spanish ride was one reeking cesspool and its harbor a sweltering hotbed of disease, owing to its being the receptacle into which the greater part of…

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