Initially founded as the New York Board of Water Supply in 1905, the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas and Electricity was the predecessor of the present-day Department of Environmental Protection. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the DWSGE employed numerous Works Projects Administration workers; one of its chief accomplishments of the period was the assembly of a water waste force to study and propose solutions for water use and waste in the city. In the year surrounding World War II, the Department also launched a WPA poster campaign to discourage residents from wasting water, as well as bolstering the already-established Water Waste Force assembled in 1934 [1]. In 1958, the DWSGE... more.

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