The New York Times Goes Inside the City's Water Towers

Can you trust the water you are drinking? If you live in a building that has 6 or more floors you may want to take at look at this.

The City’s water pressure can only pump fresh water up so high, so on taller buildings, rooftop water towers are used instead. In this video, the New York Times investigates some of the City’s old, neglected water towers and their effect on public safety.

Rooftop water towers are the primary source of drinking water for many New Yorkers, yet frequently they are poorly maintained, and present a potential health hazard.

Check out the accompanying article on the New York Times for more info on the City’s neglected water towers.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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