This Day In History: 1923-01-30
Assemblyman John Y. Bator has introduced two bills to block the scheme to divert the water of the Ramapo River for the use of the City of Bayonne. A number of different supporters of the bills surfaced during the hearings who are not from Bergen County. The consul for the political opposition to the Bayonne City Administration spoke for the bills. The Consul for the New Jersey Water Supply Commission threatened to resign his $7,500 a year post to devote himself to arousing the public to the need for water conservation. On the other side the Jersey City fears its plan to develop Rock Pond in Mercer County as a reservoir might be threatened if the bill goes through. Many believe that the Ramapo will eventually have to be tapped to help meet the water needs of North Jersey, but it should not be done by a single municipality, but under control of the State for the good of all.