Leadership

CONSERVATION OF JERSEY WATERS

Issue 2 and Volume 47.

CONSERVATION OF JERSEY WATERS The New Jersey State Water Supply Commission in its third annual report to the Governor pleads the necessity of conserving the potable waters of the State. Happenings of the past two years, the commission says, has aroused public sentiment and riveted attention upon the importance of such conservation. The rapid increase of population in the northern part of the state, greater than that in any of the neighboring states, has, in the judgment of the commission, made the subject one of vital interest. In addition to discussing the advisability of a storage resorvoir and its commercial value the commission recommends that legislation be enacted forthwith which would prevent the transmission out of the state by pipes, conduits or otherwise of sub-surface or underground water. It also recommends that such waters be placed under the control of the commission. The necessity of such legislation, it is shown,…

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