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Brooklyn celebrates the completion of its ambitious scheme to supply the city with running water

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
04/29/1859
Five years in the planning and building, Brooklyn's ambitious scheme of reservoirs, pipes, and water mains was almost complete at this time and the city organized a civic celebration.  Less than four weeks later, the City Council officially name the system as the Nassau Waterworks of the City of Brooklyn.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Julius Bien,The Brooklyn water works and sewers: a descriptive memoir (New York : D. Van Nostrand, 1867), xxiv.

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