The Simple Genius of NYC’s Water Supply System

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Writing by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation led by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster


  1. a shame that chlorine has to be added so much

  2. Ask the new York residents if they want unfiltered reservoir water or treated water. I bet they would take filtered over their stinky brown water.

  3. 4 mins in and you realise how easy it is to poison whole New York.

  4. Amazing!

  5. This video lacks Die Hard 3 references !

  6. What TF do you mean “physics behind how siphons work isn’t fully understood”.

  7. And yet, people damn man for his achievements.

  8. It’s crazy we allow fluoride to be added to our water supply.

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