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Eastern Paving Brick Co. (Catskill)

City of Rensselaer (water supply).

Town of Greenport (North bay)

Greenwood lake ...,

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Fredonia sewers....

Congers (McGinnis lake)...

Village of Addison (sewers).......

City of Binghamton (Chenango and Susquehanna rivers).

Conewango Swamp.

City of Poughkeepsie (gas nuisance).

City of Watervliet (water supply)














ALBANY, February 15, 1901

To His Excellency BENJAMIN B. ODELL, JR., Governor of the State

of New York:

Sir—The State Board of Health presents its twenty-first annual report as required by law.

During the past year the work of the Board has materially increased, and it is gratifying to note the desire on the part of the health authorities of the state to improve the sanitary condition of their respective municipalities by the adoption of modern system of sewers and sewage disposal plants and in their efforts to secure pure supplies of potable water.

SEWER SYSTEMS AND SEWAGE DISPOSAL WORKS Plans were approved as follows:

Mount Vernon, Vernon park district, extension of certain sewers for temporary purposes.

Village of Massena, complete system of sewers.
Village of Port Jervis, extension of outlet sewer.

Village of Saranac Lake, trunk sewer to Baker bridge, to intersect at Trestle street Trestle street sewer. Change in original plan of complete system.

Village of Depew, change in sewer on French road.
Village of Canajoharie, complete system.
Village of Sag IIarbor, change in system.

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Village of Port Chester, complete system.
Village of Fishkill Landing, complete system.
Village of Cooperstown, sewer in Delaware street.
Village of Plattsburg, change in sewer system.
Village of Haverstraw, change in sewer system.
Village of White Plains, change in sewer system.
Village of Whitesboro, complete system.
Village of Northside, complete system.
Village of Depew, change in site of disposal works.
Village of Bath, sewer for county jail.
Village of Perry, complete system.


Rules and regulations for the sanitary protection of public water supplies were adopted for the following municipalities: Avon, Geneseo, Livonia, Nyack, Plattsburg and Rome.

Investigations have been made as to alleged pollution of public water supplies of the village of Keeseville, city of Watervliet, town of Indian Lake, village of East Hampton, village of Canastota, Highland Mills, Central Valley and village of Fort Plain.


In compliance with orders received from the Governor, the following investigations have been made:

Complaint concerning pollution of water supply of city of Rensselaer.

In matter of nuisance caused by plant of Eastern paving brick

company at Catskill.

In matter of unsanitary condition of body of water known as “North bay” near city of Hudson.

Complaint of Greenwood Lake association concerning unsani. tary conditions at Greenwood Lake, caused by the drawing down of the waters of the lake by a waterworks company of New Jersey.

INSTRUCTIONS TO LOCAL BOARDS OF HEALTH In answering requests from local boards of health for advice and instructions as to their duties some 4000 letters were written, in addition to which the sanitary engineers, together with the several members of the Board and their medical experts, have devoted considerable time to investigations of complaints and advising local municipal authorities in the following cases:

Nuisance caused by Conewango swamp in Cattaraugus county.

As to prevalence of rabies in western part of state and at Scottsville.

Smallpox at Fort Edward, Dunkirk, Stockton, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Haverstraw, Oneonta, Rotterdam, Schenectady, Gloversville, Big Flats and Albany.

Scarlet fever at Irondequoit, Locke, Amenia and Palmyra. Diphtheria at Columbia Center, Vestal, Batavia, Corning and


Typhoid fever at Orient and East Hampton, L. I.
Sewering facilities at Dannemora prison.

Nuisance caused by leakage of gas in the streets of the city of Poughkeepsie.

As to necessity for sewers in village of Perry.
Testing sewage disposal plant at the House of Refuge for

Women at Albion.

Examination of site of proposed reservoir at Port Jervis.
Village of Fredonia, need of sewering facilities.

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