Field Report: Water on the Way

Governors Island continues its work to introduce potable water in 2014! The work to bring this tasty beverage to GI began last summer and is making great headway. After the tunnel was drilled under the Buttermilk Channel from Brooklyn, 2,340 feet of brand new pipe was snaked through to connect us to our NYC water supply.

A host of diggers team up to help feed the new water pipe through the carrier from GI back to Brooklyn. It only took a day to feed all ~1/2 mile of pipe through! Image courtesy of The Trust.

A host of diggers team up to help feed the new water pipe through the carrier from GI back to Brooklyn. It only took a day to feed all ~1/2 mile of pipe through! Image courtesy of The Trust.

We have also begun t0 lay the miles of pipe needed to connect the potable water to buildings on Governors Island.

This is the conductor pipe in Brooklyn which helped guide the drill through the bedrock under the Buttermilk Channel to the island. Image Courtesy of the Trust.

This is the conductor pipe in Brooklyn which helped guide the drill through the bedrock under the Buttermilk Channel to the island. Image Courtesy of the Trust.

One Response

  1. GLAD TO SEE THE CONTINUED TERRIFIC IMPROVEMENTS… ESPECIALLY AS A ONE-TIME LONG-AGO GOVERNOR’S ISLAND RESIDENT, BACK IN ’60S WHEN MY PARENTS WERE YOUNG OFFICERS’ BROTHERS. THANK YOU FOR CARING ABOUT OUR HISTORY. LOOKING FORWARD TO SUMMER FOR ANOTHER VISIT TO GOVERNOR’S ISLAND. SURE HOPE MY “LONG GONE” MILITARY PARENTS ARE LISTENING! Bill Smith.

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