Leadership

DANGER FROM THE CROTON WATERSHED.

Issue 14 and Volume 41.

DANGER FROM THE CROTON WATERSHED. The absolute necessity for filtering the water supply of this city becomes more and more apparent every day. It seems to be impossible for the New York city water officials to inspect every part of the Croton watershed, or, if that is not the case, the inspectors, local, city and State, are either incompetent or remiss in their duty, as may be concluded from the fact that cases of typhoid fever are not only frequent among the Italian laborers in their camps at Mount Kisco, Bedford and Katonah, where the city’s water is in a chronic state of defilement by sewage, but are hidden (as was the first) from public notice. At least twelve cases occurred, five in the camp at Katonah, six in that at the Cross river dam, and one in Bedford, and the action of the city and State authorities in the…

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