In conjunction with the construction of a new filtration plant, the New Croton Aqueduct is undergoing restorations that will allow another 100 years of supplying drinking water to New York City.
By Jim Rush
The history of New York City is – like many great cities – inextricably linked to water. The natural, protected harbor surrounding the City served as an attractive stopping point for trans-Atlantic travelers and traders, while the Hudson River provided convenient passage inland.
Although ideal for transportation, the brackish estuarine waters around the City were not suitable for drinking water, leading New Yorkers to seek an alternative to wells, springs and cisterns for drinking...