Leadership

Increased Water Supply for Long Island City and Flushing.

Issue 19 and Volume 49.

Increased Water Supply for Long Island City and Flushing. Commissioner of Water, Gas and Electricity Henry S. Thompson and Deputy Commissioner M. P. Walsh have taken hold of the problem of an adequate water supply for the First and Third wards of the Borough of Queens, Long Island City and Flushing, N. Y., the only sections of the borough that are served by municipal plants with a breadth of plan and vigor of execution that probably will soon obviate the necessity of buying a supply for those wards from private parties. The municipal authorities are now compelled to buy from the Citizens’ Water Company, of Newtown, Cord Meyer’s Sons, owners, 8,000,000 gallons per day at $65 per 1,000,000, or about $190,000 per year, to supplement the supply from the three small local plants in that section, which unitedly can furnish only about 3,000,000 gallons per day, onethird of which is…

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