Water for New York City


Written in 1917, this book is a 300 year history of NYC’s water needs and the attempts to provide an adequate water supply for the inhabitants. The establishment of the NYCFD, pumps, wells, fires, epidemics, Manhattan Company Water works, the old and new Croton Systems and the Catskill System are covered including the Catskill Aqueduct, an engineering feat unequaled in its time. By Edward H. Hall, softcover, 124 pp., illustrations.



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