New York City’s water supply system uses massive reservoirs, tunnels and aqueducts to provide more than a billion gallons of water to nine million people each day. This water travels hundreds of feet underground, from up to 100 miles from the city, and much of the current system was constructed more than a century ago.
On Tuesday, April 10, at the Manlius Library, Thad Yorks, assistant professor of environmental studies, will delve into the topic of the city’s water supply with "Drinks for 9 Million: Water’s 100-mile journey from the Catskill Mountains to New York City.” The lecture begins at 7 p.m.
Yorks’ teaching and research interests include forest, wetland and aquatic ecology. He is also fascinated by colossal civil engineering projects and the technology, human ingenuity and amount of labor used to complete them.
This event rounds out for the semester Cazenovia College’s Great Minds/Great Ideas Faculty Library Lecture Series. The Manlius Library is located at 1 Arkie Albanese Ave. in the village of Manlius.