Posted on January 28, 2014 by Claire
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.
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.
Filed under: Construction, Park and Public Space Master Plan Tagged: | buttermilk channel, capital projects, potable water