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[Record Group 60-112-1]

60-112-1.1 Final Report
1 volume,
This report details the findings of the Mayor's Water Commission of 1945-1946. The Commission made several recommendations outlined in the beginning of the report. The report details the instructions given it by the Mayor, the composition of the Commission and its Board of Engineers, the tasks allocated to the Board of Engineers, analysis of various proposals, and improvement to the present sources and system. Included in the back of the report is a map entitled "A New Water Supply for the City of Philadelphia" prepared by the Board of Consulting Engineers in April 1946.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
60-112-1.2 Report to the Philadelphia Water Commission on the Development of an Upland Water Supply and Suitability of Existing Sources of Supply.
1945, 1946
2 volumes, index
The Philadelphia Water Commission was appointed by the Mayor on April 28, 1945. The report was made by a Board of Consulting Engineers appointed by the Director of Public Works under authorization of an ordinance of August 22, 1945. The report of November 1945 is a preliminary report and includes information on population and water needs, water qualities essential in a public supply, quality of water from available Upland sources, hydraulic criteria, and an analysis of proposed Upland Water projects. The final report of April 1946 supplements the preliminary report by consideration of costs of land acquisition and damages, construction costs and operating costs of the proposed Delaware River Project. It also analyzes existing sources of the water supply in respect to quality, future quality, continued use with augmented facilities, and estimates of construction, operating, and consumer costs.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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