New London, Conn., Considers New Source of Water Supply

New London, Conn., Considers New Source of Water Supply

In connection with the proposed enlargement of the water supply system of the city of New London, Conn., the Chamber of Commerce calls the attention of the council to the advantages of the Miller’s Pond watershed as an additional source of supply. It is pointed out that the watershed covers an area of 101/2 miles, which is more than twice as large as the combined watersheds of the present sources of supply. The pond is 85 feet above tide water and is a natural storage reservoir with a number of brooks running into it furnishing water of fine quality. It is stated that with proper development this source can be made to supply from two to two and a half times the present usage of water by New London, which is now about 3,000,000 gallons daily. It is further claimed that all the water rights concerned can be purchased for a sum which would make possible the necessary enlargement of the system at a smaller outlay than by any other of the methods proposed.

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