National Geographic : 1918 Jul
Photograph from Edwin Ievick THE AERATION PLANT AT ASHOKAN RESERVOIR This plant was built to give New York's water an air bath before its entrance into the big aqueduct. Itconsists of aconcrete pool aslong as a city block and half as wide, covered with water pipes laid in squares four by five feet. At intervalsoffive and six feet are nozzles through which the water is driven from forty to sixty feet into the air in the form of fine spray. It descends perfectlyoxygenated. Afountain three acres inarea surrounded by deciduous and evergreen trees is a delightful sight and forms a rare introduction to this Gotham-made Como (see text, page 31).