Water Works Extensions in Mt. Vernon, N. Y.
The city of Mount Vernon, N. Y., which has four square miles of territory, now has 82 miles of water mains and 832 fire hydrants, according to the latest report of Water Commissioner Charles M. Miller. Since January 1, 1924. when Mr. Miller took office, a total of 37,973 feet of mains has been laid, and 201 new valves and 56 hydrants installed. Mount Vernon now gets her water from the New York city supply in the Catskills. The principal connection has just been completed at Hill view reservoir, Jerome Avenue. At the neck this connection is 48 inches tapering down to 36 as it leads into the city, the main being about a mile long. Previous to the completion of this main line the city had several connections at other points and has been obtaining New York city water entirely for the past year. Previously the New York Inter-Urban Water Company furnished the supply. Their property was purchased by the city.