Warwick Experiences Drought Conditions — Water Supply an Issue — 1936

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“Warwick in History” – On this day in 1936, the most important business before the village board Monday evening was the question of additional water supply. While Warwick was more than lucky this summer, coming through the severest drought we have had in years in comparatively good shape, still the conservation of water is a pertinent factor at the present time. The first reservoir is down one foot, the second eleven feet, and the third sixteen feet.

The solution for additional supply seems to be the artesian well. Superintendent of the Water Department, Elbert L. Hulse, Suggested the placing of a well between the first and second reservoirs. The question of placing it there or above the three reservoirs showed the need for expert advice, and the clerk was directed to secure a competent engineer.

(This was taken from the 1936 issue of THE WARWICK VALLEY DISPATCH.)