Leadership

Rejects Water Supply Plans

Issue 22 and Volume 53.

Rejects Water Supply Plans The New York State conservation commission has rejected the plans of New York City for an additional source of water supply from the Schoharie watershed. The commission holds that the plans proposed are not justified by public necessity. Commissioner John F. Galvin, a member of the board of water supply, said that the action of the State conservation commission was not unexpected, and added that it would not interfere with the work of the board, as it had not been expected to begin work on the Schoharie Valley watershed for at least 10 years. “The Schoharie Valley watershed is but one of several areas that we could tap for water supply additional to that we already have,” he said. “The present plans anticipate a supply for the next 15 years, and we may never need the Schoharie watershed at all. The only reason it had been…

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