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THE HISTORY OF THE NEWARK SEWER SYSTEM*

by Glenn R. Modica

RE:    City of Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
    Brick Sewer Rehabilitation Project
    Popular Document: The History of the Newark Sewer System

Dear Susan Ditmire:

Your organization has been identified by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office (NJHPO) as a recipient of the enclosed public document, The History of the Newark Sewer System. This document was prepared at the direction of the NJHPO by Richard Grubb & Associates, a cultural resources consulting firm, on behalf of the City of Newark. It is the end result of an archaeological, architectural and historical investigation prepared in advance of the proposed rehabilitation of  the City of Newark's nineteenth century brick sewer system.

The National Historic Preservation Act requires sponsors of publicly funded projects to consider the effects of their project on potentially significant historic resources.  It was concluded that the Newark Sewer System is historically and technologically significant and therefore eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.  Because the proposed  rehabilitation would have an adverse effect to the historic sewer system, one of the project conditions to mitigate the adverse effect included the production and distribution of The History of the Newark System.

I hope you will find the document of interest and include it with your collection.



Yours very truly,


Glenn R. Modica
Senior Historian

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THE HISTORY OF THE NEWARK SEWER SYSTEM*