Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Modesto, California

Modesto was incorporated as a city in 1884.

The first water works were built by the Modesto Water Company in 1876.

The city bought the system in 1895 for $4,000..

Water is provided by the City of Modesto.


References
1884 Modesto, Engineering News, 11:317  (June 21, 1884)

1888 "Modesto," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Modesto," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Modesto," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1897 "Modesto," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.


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