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WATER DIVERSION SUIT IN NEW JERSEY.

Issue 14 and Volume 59.

WATER DIVERSION SUIT IN NEW JERSEY. Residents along the passaic river in Paterson, N. J., and further upstream, have asked that Newark be forbidden to take water from the Pequannock river. More than 50,000,000 gallons are being taken daily, they say, and partly because of this diversion the Passaic has not enough volume to carry off pollution in their neighborhoods. Application for an injunction was made to Chancellor Walker in Trenton. Newark is only one party to the suit. Jersey City’s right to dam the Rockaway river at Boonton also is questioned, as is the right of the East Jersey Water Company to take water from the Passaic at Little Falls. Paterson also is asked to ray by what right sewage is discharged into the Passaic. The applicants for the injunction are members of the New Jersey State Association of Riparian Land Owners, who own along both banks of the…

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