Issue 26 and Volume 39.

WATER PROBLEM OF NORTHERN NEW YORK. Engineer C. C. Vermuele has laid before Governor Stokes, of New Jersey, a possible solution of the potable water problem in the northern-part of the State. Mr. Vermuele, who made a thorough investigation of the matter under the direction of the State Geological survey, contemplates a change in the map of New Jersey by the creation of lake Passaic, twenty miles long and four miles wide, the changing of the main line of the Lackawanna railroad and other roads, making it possible for New Jersey to assist New York city in the matter of water supply, and at the same times promises the State a revenue from the sale of potable water and water power. The report says that this can be accomplished at a cost of $7,000,000, which it is proposed shall be raised by the organisation of a public trust and the…

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