Brooklyn celebrates the completion of its ambitious scheme to supply the city with running water
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)
Julius Bien,The Brooklyn water works and sewers: a descriptive memoir (New York : D. Van Nostrand, 1867), xxiv.