Issue 17 and Volume 38.

NEW SOURCE OF SUPPLY FOR NEW YORK The Mayor’s Special Commission Proposes to Spend $161,825,000 to Bring Water nrom the Catskills. Some months ago Mayor McClellan, of New York city, appointed as special commissioners on water supply J Edward Simmons, Charles N. Chadwick and Charles A. Shaw, who employed in the work of investigation Chief Engineer J. Waldo Smith, with John R. Freeman, Professor W. H. Burr and Frederic P. Stearns, as consulting engineers. In order to gain the requisite information, the board visited the Metropolitan system of Boston and other large plants. The plans outlined, following in essentials the report of the Burr-Hering-Freeman commission, are declared by the commissioners to furnish the only means of preventing a water famine in the city of New York at an early date. The commission has decided on the Catskill source as the only one available (unless the Hudson river above Poughkeepsie is…

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