January 23, 2009
Museum of Natural History
Construction on the New York City’s first viable drinking water system began in 1838 with the Old Croton Aqueduct that brought fresh potable water from the Croton Reservoir in Westchester. As the city grew so did its demand for clean drinking water. Expansion and maintenance have been continuous ever since.
Come here Diane Galusha tell the story of the building of the NYC water system from its beginings to modern times.