THE BROOKLYN WATER SUPPLY.
Engineer De Varona’s annual report on the water supply of Brooklyn has been published and is an unusually long document, containing much information which has already been supplied to the public by the city works department and FIRE AND WATER. It states that the water revenue for the financial year just gone by amounted to §1,953,754.24. After all expenditures a large balance remained, which was transferred to the sinking fund. The water construction account revealed that only $197,693.11 remained on hand in the treasury, and that by the sale of bonds already authorized there should be available $1,220,812.98.
In the last three years the average daily supply of Ridgewood water has been respectively, 71,360,074 gallons, 75,535,022 gallons, and 80,961,149 gallons. Persons who have worried lest the foreign substances in the water should increase the death rate from typhoid fever, will be interested to see the following table, which shows that such fears are apparently groundless:
Other paragraphs in the report deal with the necessity for an increased supply and give suggestions for the present supply.