Issue 8 and Volume 47.

FIRE AND WATER ENGINEERING The disbanding of the board of aqueduct commissioners of New York by the mayor has long been looked upon as an absolute necessity, in that the actual work for which the board was formed has long since been completed. The Croton dam is in evidence as a great engineering feat performed, for which the board will take credit, The city has spent a large sum for its members to learn occasionally what progress the constructing engineers were making and nothing more. Now tnat the work is finished it may not be an exaggeration to say that a duplicate Croton dam could be constructed with the money which the board has cost the city during the twenty years il has been in existence. Moreover, it may reasonably he asserted that had the work been entrusted solely to an engineer having the experience of William R. Hill, the…

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