Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States California

California

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 in 1850.

References
1911 An act to provide for the incorporation and organization and management of municipal water districts.  May 1, 1911.


Alphabetical
Columbia
Lompoc
Marysville
Placerville
Sacramento
San Antonio de Padua
San Diego
Santa Barbara
Sausalito
Soledad
Sonora
Stockton
Ventura

Chronological
1774 1 San Antonio de Padua
1790 2
Santa Barbara
1796 3 Soledad
1808 4 Lompoc
1815 5 San Diego
1815 6 Ventura
1850 7
Sausalito
1854 8 Placerville
1854 9 Sacramento
1854 10 Sonora
1855 11 Columbia
1858 12 Marysville
1858 13 Stockton
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.

2015 Morris A. Pierce