Day 49

Catskill water blow-off

February 17th, 2012

The Catskill Aqueduct is one of three aqueduct systems that supply water to NYC. I would guess that "blow-off" refers to a valve that allows water to escape the pipeline if the pressure in the system exceeds a certain threshold.

One Comment

  1. John Rehm says:

    The Catskills are hundreds of miles away from the city and, yet, there on the street is a reference to them. Yes, I know that this is a reference to the water tunnel(s) into NYC from that region, but the reference conjures a clash of cultural impressions.

    Thanks for your walk and making familiar to many more people the local sights of the City.

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