Work on Water Supply for Brooklyn
Contracts for four big water contracts aggregating $331,458 have been signed by the officials of Queens county, N. Y., and the contractors. The work of building a 30-inch main from Hoffman boulevard along Union Turnpike and Fresh Meadow road to Flushing pumping station near Kissina Park, 2 1/2 miles, was awarded to Murpey Bros., of Brooklyn, at $125,666.95. The work, under the terms of the contract is to be completed some time in October next. This is to be one of the ma n arteries for connect ng the import ant Flushing pumping station with the big city main from Union Turnpike to Long Island City, and will unite the two city systems of the First and Th.rd wards. The job of building a 24-inch main from Bay Side pumping station to the Flushing standpipe, 3 miles in length, was awarded to Peace Bros., at $92,293.50. Contracts for furnishing and delivering and laying main: for 20 or 40 residence streets in Long Island City and the Town of Flushing ior domestic purposes, was awarded to Peace Bros, at $89,814. F. J. Cl ncy is to haul and lay lateral mains in Long Island City and Flushing for $23,684.05, the city to furnish all the iron pipe and all other material. All of the above described work is to be completed before the end of next fall. The mammoth 48-inch main to go through the Ravcnswood gas tunnel and connect the Croton system in Manhattan will be completed next summer, and in operation by fall. The c ty is now paying $200,000 a year to a private water company to supply Long Island City’s great manufacturing district. The agreement has been reached between the city and the gas company and the contract for the work will be given out in a short time. The 18-inch ma n to bring the Catskill water from Manhattan and Brooklyn to Queens is SO per cent, completed. It is be ng built at a cost of $344,053. It runs along Willoughby avenue, Brooklyn, out to Troutman avenue, along that highway to Flushing avenue in Queens; thence to Fiske to the Hoffman boulevard. The most difficult part, where it runs under Metropolitan avenue railroad tracks, is completed. The 12-inch man from Lawrence street to Wolcott avenue, Astoria, and through Wolcott avenue to Val Alst and in Van Alst to Winthrop is all done except trenching and hack-filling. It ws done by department labor. This main, a little over half a mile in length, will furnish a million gallons per dav for the new tug consolidated gas plant at Astoria. Plans are all ready for 8 and 12-inch mains in 26 streets of Long Island City, and 41 streets of th town of Flushing.