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The HILLVIEW RESERVOIR is a 90-acre (0.36 km2) storage reservoir in southeastern Yonkers, New York
Yonkers, New York
. It was built within a six-year period from 1909–1915 by the New York City
New York City
Board of Water Supply to receive water from the newly constructed Catskill Aqueduct , which drained water from the Ashokan Reservoir
Reservoir
and sent it down into the Kensico Reservoir
Reservoir
, where it would, in turn, be drained back into the Catskill Aqueduct, and sent into the Hillview Reservoir. Frank E. Winsor was the engineer in charge of construction of both Hillview and Kensico as well as 32 miles (51 km) of the Catskill Aqueduct.

The reservoir itself has a maximum capacity of 900 million US gallons (3,400,000 m³), and water from the reservoir is sent through New York City Water Tunnels No. 1 and No. 2 . New York City
New York City
Water Tunnel No. 3 , which is still under construction, is planned to take water from the Kensico Reservoir, and immediately send it into the Hillview Reservoir, and then into the rest of New York City
New York City
. The reservoir itself does not impound a river, and is held up by walls on all sides.

In 1993, city officials considered building a concrete cover over the reservoir to prevent excrement from seagulls contaminating the water with bacteria .

SEE ALSO

* List of reservoirs and dams in New York * New York City
New York City
water supply system

REFERENCES

* ^ "Department of Environmental Protection Completes $41 Million in Improvements at Hillview Reservoir". New York City
New York City
Department of Environmental Protection . New York City. February 26, 2013. Retrieved January 24, 2016. * ^ Wiggin, Thos. H. (July 1911). "New York\'s Additional Water Supply". Proceedings of the Engineers Club of Philadelphia. Engineers Club of Philadelphia. 28: 193. Retrieved November 3, 2011. * ^ Wald, Matthew L. (August 10, 1993). "New York May Try Concrete to Combat Gulls at a Reservoir". The New York Times. Retrieved November 3, 2011.

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CATSKILL / DELAWARE RESERVOIRS

* Ashokan * Kensico * Schoharie * Roundout * Neversink * Pepacton * Cannonsville

CONTROLLED LAKES

* Kirk * Gilead * Gleneida

WATERWAYS

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* West Branch * Middle Branch * East Branch

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* Delaware

* East Branch * West Branch

AQUEDUCTS

* New Croton * Croton * Catskill * Shandaken * Delaware * Neversink * East Delaware * West Delaware

STORAGE RESERVOIRS

* Croton Distributing * Highbridge * Hillview * Jerome Park * Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis * Silver Lake * Ridgewood * Williamsbridge

DISTRIBUTION TUNNELS

* NYC No. 1 * NYC No. 2 * NYC No. 3 (under construction) * Richmond

Italics indicate a decommissioned site.

Coordinates : 40°54′44″N 73°52′9″W / 40.91222°N 73.86917°W / 40

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