Brooklyn Progress

Brooklyn Progress

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the surface and emitted the vileodors complained of. Communications were at once directed by you to his. Honor, the Mayor, and to the Commisisoner of City Works to clean the ponds, cutting them out one at a time, running off the water and giving them a thorough cleaning. This, in our judgment, seemed feasible and a rapid way of overcoming the evil, and it has been noted with satisfaction that our suggestion is being acted upon. The Commissoner of City rVorks asked for and obtained the sum of $75,000.00 for buying the lands adjacent to the ponds and for cleaning them; and at the present time his contractor has nearly com-pleted the removal of from one to five feet of "muck" from their bottoms, and the cleaning of the sides of all vegetable growths. Unfortunately, this excavated material is not in all cases carried far enough away from the ponds, so that at times of high water we may expect to see this putrescible vegetable matter soaked with water or washed back again into the ponds. A contract has been awarded for the diver-sion of the polluted water of Horse Brook around the Hemstead reservoir, by means of an iron pipe, and so to Jamaica Bay. A chemical and biological laboratory under the direction of the Health Department was established upon the watershed, and the work accomplished there is described in the reports of the Chemist and Bacteriologist. PUBLIC DUMPS. The dumps of the city have been shamefully neglected this year, owing to the failure of the Honorable the Common Council to appropriate the necessary money to carry on the work. Six of last year's men were kept at work until July. with the hope that the necessary money would be forthcoming, and since then two men have been kept constantly at work...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753844
  • 9781236753847