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After Decades, a Water Tunnel Can Now Serve All of Manhattan

Matt Ball on October 17, 2013 - in Water

In one of the most significant milestones for the city’s water supply in nearly a century, New York City’s Water Tunnel No. 3 — authorized in 1954, begun in 1970 and considered the largest capital construction project ever undertaken in the five boroughs — will for the first time be equipped to provide water for all of Manhattan. Since 1917, the borough has relied on Tunnel No. 1, which was never inspected or significantly repaired after its opening.

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