Leadership

New York Is Using Half a Billion Gallons of Water Daily

Issue 10 and Volume 53.

New York Is Using Half a Billion Gallons of Water Daily Statistics gathered by the board of water supply show New York City’s total average daily consumption of water is at present more than 500,000,000 gallons. To keep pace with the city’s growth, as well as with the constant enlargement of the daily water consumption, hundreds of men now are at work tunneling out almost 100 miles of earth, to connect the five boroughs of New York with watersheds west of the Hudson river, in the Catskill mountains. Below Manhattan, five miles of this tunnel is now completed. “The accomplishment of the results set out to be attained by the board of water supply,” says the report of the board, “is now clearly in sight. All the engineering, legal and other difficulties and problems have been met and overcome. Work is actively in progress on all the uncompleted portions of…

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