Issue 18 and Volume 38.

PROPOSED RESERVOIRS IN WESTCHESTER. The New York Tribune cannot sec the necessity for the two costly new reservoirs in Westchester county, which the members of the mayor’s special water commission have recommended for the proposed additional water supply for New York county. That at Park Hill, Yonkers (the editorial thinks), “may be justified as a part of a filtration plant, if it is not possible to use the one at Jerome Park for the purpose; but apparently on no other ground. With a distributing reservoir of 1,000,000,000 gallons in Central Park, and one of 2,000,000,000 gallons at Jerome Park, there could be no need, for ordinary distributing purposes, for another of 1,500.000,000 gallons at Park Hill. But, if the last named is requisite for filtering purposes, well and good. At least wc want our water clean. The construction of a huge storage reservoir at Kensico, however, is a different proposition.…

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