Butler Reservoir – Kinnelon NJ

Description

“BUTLER – An endeavor to employ local county men on PWA work now in progress around Butler finally met with success….Thus the aim of the Borough to engage its own citizenry for its own projects, reducing town unemployment slack to non-existance [sic], is achieved. Men eligible for PWA in this section have been transferred from district No. 6, comprising Morris and Union Counties, to District No. 1, comprising Passaic County, to make possible their employment on the new reservoir now under way in Kinnelon. This project, to be called the Butler Kikeout Reservoir, will take nine months to complete and will require more and more labor as the construction progresses. At present one hundred men are employed on the site only four of whom are from Butler….The reservoir which is one of three major improvements to be completed in Butler during 1937 under PWA, when finished, will hold 900,000,000 gallons of water; more than adequate to supply the needs of the town…The reservoir will end a water problem in Butler which in the last two years became an acute concern….” (Jan. 16, 1937, p.1
& 9)

Source notes

http://mcl.mainlib.org/depression/1937jan_apr.pdf

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on April 15, 2014.

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Location Info


Kinnelon, NJ 07405

Coordinates: 40.984139, -74.373378

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