New Jersey v. New York,
283 U.S. 805 (1931)

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New Jersey v. New York, 283 U.S. 805 (1931)

New Jersey v. New York

No. 16 Original

Decided May 25, 1931

283 U.S. 805


This cause came on to be heard by this Court upon the exceptions filed by the complainant and defendants to the report of the special master, and was argued by counsel for the States of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and the City of New York.

On consideration whereof, it is now here ordered, adjudged, and decreed by this Court as follows:

1. That the injunction prayed for by the State of New Jersey so far as it would restrain the State of New York or City of New York from diverting from the Delaware river or its tributaries to the New York City water supply the equivalent of 440,000,000 gallons of water daily be, and the same is hereby, denied, but is granted to restrain the said state and city from diverting water in excess of that amount. The denial of the injunction as above is subject to the following conditions.

(a) Before any diversion shall be made, an efficient plant for the treatment of sewage at Port Jervis, New York, shall be constructed and the sewage of Port Jervis entering the Delaware or Neversink Rivers shall be treated to such an extent as to effect a reduction of 85 percent in the organic impurities. And the effluent from such plant shall be treated with a chemical germicide, or otherwise, so that the B. coli originally present in the sewage shall be reduced by 90 percent.

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