DEAD ENDS IN THE BRONX.
Chief Engineer G. W. Birdsall, of the bureau of water supply of New York city, states that the complaints as to badly tasting and muddy water that come from the borough of The Bronx are due to the presence of so many dead ends in the streets The reason for this is that subsidiary pipes branching off front the main are put in where then is no parallel line with which to connect them and thus secure the desired circulation of the water. “There arc more of these dead ends in The Bronx,” he explains, “from the fact that private citizens may build a few houses and then run a street through to connect with them. When they apply, we put in a main. But the houses on either side have to he reached, and, as there is no other main with which to connect these pipes, they have to finish with a dead end. There can lie no complete remedy in these districts until the streets arc graded.” Similar complaints come from Harlem above One Hundred and ‘Tenth street. There, however, the trouble must be remedied in a different manner. In that district tinpeople are supplied from the old Jerome Park reservoir. When the new one is completed, larger mains will be put in, and the present conditions will be done away with by means of a better circulation. Till then only tempo rarv relief can be afforded.