When water tanks go up in New York City
Posted On July 2, 2021
New York’s public water supply, the largest in the country, is expected to run dry within the next two years, the city’s public health commissioner said Monday.
The water tankers are being used to deliver water to about 2.2 million people, most of them in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, said David Katz, the commissioner of the city department of health.
Katz said water tanker trucks have been the main source of water deliveries to the boroughs since 2013.
Katz said the city will not have enough water for its population of 1.2 billion people until 2025, and by then, the entire supply will be running low.
Katz told the New York Times he believes the tanks will run out of water and that the city is now on the brink of an emergency.
Water tankers, or elevators, are a form of public transportation.
They are not intended to deliver the citys water to homes or businesses, Katz said, but instead are a means of delivering water to the millions of people who rely on public water.
The tanks are designed to operate at an elevated elevation and can carry water to up to 300 feet above ground.
The pumps that pump water to those heights are called water pumps.
Katz cited recent incidents in New Orleans and Chicago, where the water tanks have failed to deliver enough water to residents.
He said he expects the city to be in a state of emergency by January 2020, when the city plans to reduce the number of water tank cars by 1,000,000.
The City of New York, the state’s largest water provider, has been forced to shut down its tankers in response to high water levels, Katz told reporters at a news conference.
The city said the tankers were operating at capacity because the city had not yet had enough water in storage for residents, and had to pump out excess water, Katz added.
New York City’s Water Board said in a statement that we are deeply concerned about the water situation in our boroughs communities.
We have been operating these water trucks since 2013, when they were first authorized to transport water to our communities.
Our water truck fleet is used to transport around 70 percent of the water in New Yorkers system.
But we now face a situation where the tankers are operating at the maximum capacity that they can safely operate.
This is not acceptable and we must find a solution to reduce water use by 20 percent by the end of this year.
Katz also said the state is considering plans to expand the number of water trucks.
If approved, the plans would increase the number from 2,000 to 3,000 vehicles.
The city’s water tanking fleet is limited to 1,500 vehicles, according to the New Yorker.
Kats office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.