This Day In History: 1929-02-12
Six sites for major reservoirs to supply the Bergen County area were presented to the Bergen County Water Supply Water Commission. The one most recommended was a site on the Mahwah River, just north of Suffern. Since the Mahwah River would not provide enough water to supply the 91,000,000 gallons of water at $61 per million gallons which the project was supposed to supply, water would be taken from the Ramapo River between Hillburn and Sloatsburg and either sent through an underground tunnel or “booted” up over the mountains in a pip line. In position from many areas immediately surfaced to the Suffern site. No decision was taken on the proposal.