Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
NYC's Water Supply
Saturday, June 16, 2001
New York, NY —Sixty three miles of tunnel, carrying more than a billion gallons of water each day for all five boroughs. But despite warnings that the city’s two existing tunnels are aging, and can’t keep up with growing demands, the third water tunnel is still a long way from being completed. As one of our reports this election year about issues facing the next mayor, WNYC’s Beth Fertig investigates what’s taking so long.
(photo credit: "Tunnel No. 3, photo from "Invisible New York," Stanley Greenberg, Johns Hopkins University Press (1998)")