A NEW WATER SUPPLY FOR NEW YORK.
The board of estimate, of New York city, has received a petition from Alfred Visscher to employ him to give New York, a new water supply. Mr. Visscher is the head of the Subterrancan River company, of 621 Broadway, Manhattan. He told the board that its present plans for increasing the water supply were expensive and would not meet the situation. He had studied the thing (he said) and knew how to find
subterranean streams. He would give the city a supply of fine water from a new source of water supply that can be established on city property in the very heart of the city, if desired.” The communication was referred to Commis sioner O’Brien, of the Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity.