Utilization and Conservation of New York’s Water

Issue 14 and Volume 69.

Utilization and Conservation of New York’s Water Summary of the Present Situation in the Water System of the Metropolis—Utilization of Present Sources —About One-half of Catskill Supply Now Available VERY few citizens of New York have accurate knowledge of the method followed in the utilization of the various sources of water supply now forming the municipal system. A still smaller number have any conception of the number of years the supply will be sufficient for the needs of the city. Even among the city engineers there are many who would hesitate to make positive statements on these points and it is only recently that one of the higher city officials stated that he had been led to believe that with the full Catskill supply available the water needs of the city would be met for the next fifty years. The amount of money that must be spent in the not…

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