POLLUTION OF CROTOT WATERSHED.

POLLUTION OF CROTOT WATERSHED.

Not before it was time, in fact, long after the time when such a step should have been taken, the plans for the purchase of a large extent of land at, and round Mount Kisco, in Westchester county, is to be purchased, so as to do away with that source of pollution in the Croton watershed. The filthy condition of the surroundings of that neighborhood have been exposed over and over again; but up to the present no steps have been taken to wipe them out. And even now that the land has been purchased for this purpose, it is permissible to doubt whether or not certain vested, but contaminating interests will not receive consideration—the consideration being on both sides—and be allowed (as, in a similar case elsewhere on the Croton watershed, where, long after the land had been condemned and its occupants recompensed, the latter were suffered) to remain on the ground rent free and to poison the waters as before. It is to be hoped that there will be no such delay on this occasion, and that not only the nuisances complained of will be removed at once and for ever, but that the village of Mount Kisco itself will be put into such a state of sanitariness as shall prevent any further peril to the citizens of New York from that source. And now that so much is promised in the way of remedial sanitary measures, would it not come within the sphere of the State water commission and that of the mayor to ferret out other sources of water pollution and see to it. besides, that nowhere within measurable distance of any stream, that in any waycan affect the Croton or the proposed new supply, shall any source of contamination be suffered to continue, or any new possibility of such contaminating source be permitted Pull in such a matter!

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