|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
The first permanent European settlers in California were Franciscans who arrived in the late 18th Century. They built nineteen missions, several of which had extensive water works. California became a state on September 9, 1850.
1852 An act to provide for the incorporation of Water Companies. May 3, 1852.
1858 An act for the incorporation of Water Companies. April 22, 1858.
General Laws of the State of California, from 1850 to 1864 Inclusive
| Also see
Pages 152-156: Water Companies
1911 An act to provide for the incorporation and organization and management of municipal water districts. May 1, 1911.
life at the old missions, by Edith Buckland Webb (reprinted
Pages 61-83: Chapter 8 Development of the Mission Water Systems
Guide to the California Water Companies Miscellany
Inventory of the Public Utilities Commission. Annual Reports of Utilities Records: Part I
|Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a system was proposed but not built.|
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