A SALT WATER SYSTEM FOR BROOKLYN.
Commissioner Oakley, of New York city’s department of water supply, has forwarded to the board of estimate maps and plans for two salt water pumping stations in Brooklyn. One station will be at Willoughby and St. Edward’s streets, and the other at Joralemon and Furman streets. These stations are to supply salt water for fire purposes in the dry goods district of Brooklyn and along the waterfront. Preparations are also being made for the construction of the new high-pressure pumping station at Coney Island. An engine house will be built at the Coney Island sewage disposal plant at Neptune avenue and West Twelfth street; triple pumps and engines will be installed, and mains will be laid in West Tenth and West Twelfth streets. Surf and Neptune avenues and in the adjoining walks. Chief Engineer de Varona thinks that the entire work can be completed before the end of the present year.