Additional Water Supply for Oneida
The citizens of Oneida, N. Y., will vote within a short time on the question of bonding the city for an additional water supply. The present water system was purchased from the Warner Water Company’ September 5, 1895, for $148,000, for which bonds were issued. Since then bonds to the amount of $54,000 have been issued for the construction of a second reservoir and other improvements, making a total water bond issue of $202,000. On October 1, 1916, the date of the last water report, the bonds outstanding and unpaid amounted to $170,200. It is the plan to add the Florence creek watershed comprising 17.2 square miles; that the crest of a 28-foot dam there would give an elevation of 915 feet above tide; that a service resesrvoir just south of Oneida would have an elevation of 670 feet above tide; and that the cost of the system complete would be $479,000. The distance to be traversed by the proposed pipe line is 21.6 miles. The Chamber of Commerce appointed a special committee to go over the proposition, and on December 17, 1915, this committee submitted the report of its consulting engineer.