Leadership

Water Consumption in Jersey

Issue 10 and Volume 59.

Water Consumption in Jersey That it is not the waste of water that is causing the consumption to be greater than the supply in Jersey City, N. J., but that the limit of supply has been reached is the opinion of Commissioner Byrne. In one day last week 51,400,000 gallons were poured into the Summit avenue reservoir and this, combined with the 3,000,000 gallons supplied to towns and railroads outside of Jersey City, made a total of 54,400,000 gallons forced through the single pipe line from the Boonton reservoir. Jersey City was warned, so Commissioner Byrne stated, fullv 25 years ago that it would be using over 55,000,000 gallons of water daily, and said the engineer that figured so far ahead, according to the records of the water department, was only a million gallons amiss in his calculations. “We have reached the limit of our supply,” said Commissioner Byrne. “I…

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