QUEENS BOROUGH SHORT OF WATER.
After listening to the complaints of the people of certain sections of the second ward of the borough of Queens, New York, of their inability to get sufficient water from their pipes for drinking and washing purposes, the local board has passed resolutions recommending to the board of estimates that the city purchase. the plant of the Citizens’ Water Supply company. The cost, it is estimated, will he about $6.coo.ooo. The people of Glendale say they do not get water enough half of the time, to wash the baby in. Upper floors of many apartment houses are inimitable, because there is no waterpressure above the first floor—so the owners declare. The hoard of health, which has been frequently appealed to. has replied that there must be a positive menace to health before it can take cognisance of the matter, whereas the lack of water is but a negative menace. It is asserted that the Citizen’s Water Supply company has a present capacity of 50.000.000 gals, daily. This, it is said, can be doubled, owing to the sources its property taps. But it is alleged that the company serves but 12.000,000 gals, daily—an amount entirely inadequate to the supply needed by the people.