Leadership

HIGH PRESSURE FOR NEW YORK CITY.

Issue 25 and Volume 42.

HIGH PRESSURE FOR NEW YORK CITY. The first section of the new high-pressure system for New York city has been completed. It will be employed for the protection of that portion of the city that lies between Chambers and Twenty-third streets, extending as far east and west as Hudson street and Third avenue. If the second portion is installed, it may extend east of Third avenue. The pumps, whose motive power will lie electricity, arc at Gansevoort street and the North River and at James and Oliver streets and the East River. The cost of the newly completed section is $2,500,000. The Edison company has contracted to supply the necessary power sufficient to furnish a pressure of 400 lb. per sq. in. the greatest fire pressure ever used in any tire-mains in the country. In order to keep the Edison company well up to its contract to furnish adequate power…

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