THE WATER SITUATION AT NEW YORK.

THE WATER SITUATION AT NEW YORK.

The water situation now confronting New York city may be inferred from the official report of an average daily water delivery in the boroughs of Manhattan and The Bronx of 309,000,000 gallons during last Summer, accompanied by the statement that “during dry years, with the present available storage” in the Croton and Bronx basins, an average daily draught of but 280,000,000 gallons may be expected. The population for all the boroughs of the city shows an average increase for half a century of thirty-eight per cent, per decade. We are now 4.000,000 souls, in 1925 we shall be 7,000,000.. Subfluvial railway tunnels, bridges, subways, and other rapid transit facilities will enormously expand the city to the north and out upon Long Island.

JONN M. DIVEN, Secretary and TreasurerBENJ. C. ADKINS, First Vice-President

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