Leadership

CORRESPONDENCE

Issue 26 and Volume 44.

CORRESPONDENCE PASSAIC VALLEY TRUNK SEWER PROJECT. EDITOR FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING: The project to carry the sewage of Newark and other municipalities in the Passaic valley out to sea by means of a large sewer meets with considerable opposition from New York city and State. Judging from the metropolitan newspapers, civic associations and from talks with many of the citizens of New York the idea seems to prevail that New Jersey has no right to construct such a sewer and empty the contents into New York bay. One ground of this contention is that the waters will be polluted. Another is that the State of New Jersey, has no rights in the water of the bay. The first contention may have some reason in it. It would seem from the standpoint of right and wrong that one neighbor should not defile the land or water of an adjoining neighbor; but…

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