Leadership

NEW WATER SUPPLY FOR NEW YORK.

Issue 16 and Volume 39.

NEW WATER SUPPLY FOR NEW YORK. Unless threatened legal difficulties intervene, the Catskill source of water supply for New York city will now be adopted, and steps will be taken at once towards building reservoirs, aqueducts and filters, with storage, pumping and carrying capacity sufficient to furnish the city with 500,000,000 gallons of water daily. Esopus creek will be one of the sources of supply, the point selected being near Olive bridge. Another will be Rondout creek, near Napauoch, three small Streams being selected as the best for the purpose. A third source will be Schoharie creek, at a point near Prattsville. A fourth will be the Catskill creek, one mile north of East Durham, and six small trcanis trilnitarv to the aqueduct from Catskill creek to .Ashokan reservoir. Excluding the Catskill supply of 149000,000 gallons. the to tal yield will he 511,000,000 gallons daily, with no interstate tributaries counted…

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