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.

Our Water Comes From the Catskill Mountains

by Grace Joe

Before I began this project, I had to write a few things that i didn't know about the water system of New York City. My group and I had to put all of our information together of what we each know about the importance of the water and the way that the people of NYC take care of and use their water. Now that that it is finished, I learned that most of out water comes from the Catskill Mountains, and the process that it takes for our water to come to our homes clean. I also learned that the Sand Hogs company who are located in the Bronx have about 800,000 men and women that work on the water tunnel number 3 in Manhattan, and how if we didn't have the Sand Hogs we would not have water coming into our homes.

The habit of mind that this project involves the most is Evidence and Connection. The reason why is because as students we had to put information that we know together and find evidence on the internet and compare it to it to ours and make some connection to them.