New York Water Supply: Department of Public Works (Classic Reprint)

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Sir - In the quarterly and annual report which I transmitted to you on the 13th instant, I stated that under the direction of Mr. Isaac Newton, chief-engineer of the Croton aqueduct, with the assistance of Mr. E. S. Chesbrough, as Consulting Engineer, careful investiga tions and surveys have been made during the past year, to ascertain the best method of securing an additional water supply for the city that these investigations and surveys have led to a definite plan for a new aqueduct from the Croton river to the city, the outlines of which Ibriefiy stated; that upon examination the plan has received the approval of Mr. John B. Jervis, the distinguished constructor of the Croton aqueduct, Mr. James B. Francis, President of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and that it was also examined and approved by Mr. Robert K. Martin, under whose direction a similar work, the Baltimore water-works tunnel, was recently successfully constructed. I have now the honor of transmitting to you Chief Engineer Newton's report of the proposed plan, with the Opinions and approval of the eminent engineers who have examined it in all its various features.

The facts and circumstances which have led to the immediate necessity of another aqueduct or conduit to bring a large additional supply of water to the city have been so often stated in previous reports of this Department, and they are so fully understood and appreciated by you, and I believe by the greater part of the people of this city, that they need no repetition here.

The only questions which remain open for discussion are, as to the source from which the supply should be obtained, and the means of collecting it and conveying it to the city.

I believe there is no difference of Opinion among engineers and others who have given the subject attention and study, that in regard to geographical position, quality of water, and facility of means for conducting the water to the city, the Croton river and water-shed is the most desirable source of supply.

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Title:New York Water Supply: Department of Public Works (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:76 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.16 inShipping dimensions:76 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.16 inPublished:February 21, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1332060897

ISBN - 13:9781332060894

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