History of American Water-works
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.
1911 An act to provide for the incorporation
and organization and management of municipal water districts.
May 1, 1911.
|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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