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The present staus of the Catskill water supply for New York City

J. Waldo Smith

The present staus of the Catskill water supply for New York City

by J. Waldo Smith

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Published by New England Water Works Association in Boston .
Written in English

  • Aqueducts,
  • Water-supply

  • Edition Notes

    Originally published in the Dec. 1915 edition of the Journal of the New England Water Works Association.

    Statementby J. Waldo Smith
    ContributionsNew England Water Works Association
    LC ClassificationsTD225.N5 S65 1915
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. [481]-485, [3] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages485
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25576202M

    The Schoharie Reservoir is a reservoir in the Catskill Mountains of New York State that was created to be one of 19 reservoirs that supplies New York City with water. It was created by impounding Schoharie Creek. Portions of it lie in the towns of Conesville and Gilboa in Schoharie County, Roxbury in Delaware County, and Prattsville in Greene on: Catskill Mountains, Schoharie / Delaware / .   "New York City has been building water supply infrastructure almost continuously for years,” said Kevin Bone, a professor at Cooper Union, and co-author of “Water-Works: The Architecture and Engineering of the New York City Water Supply,” the definitive history of New York City’s infrastructure. "It is the largest, single capital investment that New York City .

    Water for New York City: a year history of water sources for New York City culminating in the construction of the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Aqueduct. New York: Mayor's Catskill Aqueduct Celebration Committee, Description: pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, map ; 22 cm # Water-supply--New York. The aqueduct normally operates well below capacity with daily averages around – million US gallons (1,, m 3) of water per day. About 40% of New York City's water supply flows through the Catskill Aqueduct.

      Catskill residents who have read or heard about the proposed regulations say they are concerned that the city intends to assure its water quality at their expense. If New York wants clean drinking.   It may come as a surprise to readers, that New York City’s water supply is unfiltered. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it would extend the city’s current Author: Eric Kane.

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Excerpt from The Catskill Water Supply of New York City: History, Location, Sub-Surface Investigations and Construction To present the matter in reliable and readable form so as to give in the compass of a work not too long an adequate idea of the history, location, design, and construction of the work for the Catskill water supply is the aim of the : Lazarus White.

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