We are students at the Green School in East Williamsburg Brooklyn. This website documents our investigation of the New York City water system. For this project we partnered with HabitatMap and used the "Go With the Flow" toolkit to master maps based research methods and apply them to uncover the workings of New York City's water storage, filtration, delivery, and disposal infrastructures. We learned a lot and you can too by clicking through our map, looking at our photos, and reading our learning reflections.

Never Ending Water?

by Elisha Cintron

Every year in New York City the demand for certain resources needs to be met.  Many people don't understand the importance of fresh water in our city. Millions of people everyday use their faucets, bathtubs, sinks, washing machines, dishwashers and various other objects that need water to keep them powered. I learned that water is a natural resource that many people don't even think about.  So many people don't even know that our water supplies have value and that engineers and scientists are continuously working together to keep our water fresh. I researched Growing Urban Populations in NYC and studied how population densities affect the demand for different aspects that are common in our lives.