Proceedings of the Board of Councilmen of the City of New York Volume 85

Proceedings of the Board of Councilmen of the City of New York Volume 85

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...providing for an appropriation of two thousand dollars, to meet the cost of such surveys and plans, respectfully REPORT: That the object of the resolution is to provide the neces sary means, and to give to the Croton Aqueduct Board authority to undertake and complete such surveys, as may be required in establishing a system of sewerage for the at present undrained upper parts of the city, in advance of the construction of any sewers in those localities. In pursuance of this design, drawings or plans will be prepared, showing, in detail, the various drainage districts, and the lines on which the proposed main and branch sewers should be constructed, and also their respective grades and dimensions. These plans, when completed, will be a guide to property-owners in framing applications for sewer improvements, and will further enable the Common Council to determine with accuracy the propriety of granting or refusing such applications, when made to them. The importance of the proposed undertaking cannot be too highly appreciated; for, in addition to the material advantages which individuals interested therein will derive from the establishment of, and an adherence to, a harmonious system of sewerage, and from the more economical construction of sewers consequent thereupon, much expense will be saved to the city at large, by an avoidance of errors in the grade and capacity of the proposed sewers, which experience has shown-to exist in many of the older sewers, and which errors have, in some cases, made their rebuilding, at city expense, imperatively necessary. Two, among many cases, may be cited, showing the loss which the city has suffered by reason of former neglect in these matters. The owners of property on Madison avenue, north of...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833929
  • 9781236833921