Leadership

FILTRATION FOR CROTON WATER.

Issue 13 and Volume 41.

FILTRATION FOR CROTON WATER. Nelson P. Lewis, chief engineer of the board of estimate and apportionment of New York and Coniptroler Metz have before them for approval the plans of the city’s water department for the construction of filterbeds to cost from $8,000,000 to $11,000,000. If the plans are approved, these will be built in the unfinished part of Jerome Park reservoir, and, on their completion, within two years, every drop of Croton water opening into the city will be filtered before it is delivered through the mains for domestic use. The two officials above mentioned are said to favor the project, and there seems to be a well-founded expectation that in a few weeks Commissioner John F. O’Brien, of the water department, will be given authority to proceed with the work. The department is now making experiments with a small filtration plant at the Jerome Park reservoir, under an…

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