New High Pressure System.

Issue 17 and Volume 50.

New High Pressure System. Water commissioner Henry S. Thompson has notified Fire Commissioner Johnson that the addition to the high pressure fire service in the district bounded by Chambers street, the East river, Maiden lane and Nassau street, will be completed by November 1, and that it will be ready for operation by the fire department by November 15. With the new service, Manhattan will be completely covered south of Twenty-third street, with the exception of the district from Chambers street to the Battery, west of Nassau street and south of Maiden lane, and the district on the east side north of Houston street and east of the Bowery and Third avenue. In a few weeks a large extension to the Brooklyn high pressure system will be opened, continuing it through the most important business and manufacturing sections of South Brooklyn. Commissioner Thompson plans to spend the $2,000,000 which he…

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