Reservoir Plans of Perth Amboy
The plans and specifications for the reservoir which will be capable of holding forty million gallons and will serve, if necessary, to future developments, as the first unit of a 156,000,000 gallon reservoir located on the property now owned for that purpose by the city of Perth Amboy, N. J., in northwestern section, were completed early last fall, and the estimated cost at that time was $900,000. It is probable that the work can be done cheaper now that there is not such a demand for labor or material as there was during the war.
When the proposition was taken before the Capital Issues Committee last September, however, to receive the O. K. of that body before construction could be started, it did not meet with the approval of the commissioners who declared that the issue of reservoir bonds amounting to $900,000 at that time would “not be compatible with the national interest.” As the result of the failure of the w ater board to secure the necessary permission for this big construction job it had to be dropped until the end of the war. The time has come, in the opinion of the board, w hen action should again be started to make the construction of such a reservoir possible. The water committee of the aldermen consists of Albert G. Waters, Christian Anderson, Thomas Patten and Benjamin Riedy.