Report on proposed water supply for Dartmouth, N.S.
Dear Sir, -Relative to the water supply of the town of Dartmouth I have the honour to report:- After exploring all the Lakes in the vicinity I decide in favour of your obtaining your supply from Lamont and Topsail Lake. This Lake, having an area of 700 acres, would be capable of supplying the present population of Dartmouth at the rate of 30 gallons a day to each individual for the next 60 years, without counting on any accession from springs or rain during that period. It would, therefore, be sufficient for a population of 60 times the present number.”
Gray, Henry A. “Report on proposed water supply for Dartmouth, N.S.” 1875 https://www.canadiana.ca/view/oocihm.01468/1?r=0&s=1