Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Oakland, California

Oakland was incorporated as a city in 1854.

The first water works were built in 1867 by the Contra Costa Water Company

The nineteen water companies in the area were consolidated into the Peoples Water Company in 1907, which became the East Bay Water Company in 1917.

"Bubbles" magazine of the East Bay Water Company
Volume 1 1917-1918 Volume 2 1918-1919 Volume 3 1919-1920
Volume 4 1920-1921 Volume 5 1921-1922 Volume 7 1923-1924
Volume 8 1924-1925 Volume 9 1926 Volume 10 1927

The East Bay Municipal Water District was organized on May 22, 1923 and bought the East Bay Water Company in 1928.

Water is provided by the East Bay Municipal Utilities District, which has a history page.


References
1882 Oakland, Engineering News, 9:114  (April 8, 1882)

1882 Oakland from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

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

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

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

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

1917 East Bay Water Company,  A brief history of the water companies which have supplied with water the cities and towns on the east shore of San Francisco Bay (and which are now consolidated into the East Bay Water Company) for the years 1866-1917.

1922 "The Pumping System of the East Bay Water Company," by Harry Rainhardt, Bubbles, 5(7):8-12 (October, 1922) | more issues |

1932 The story of water : a brief history of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, and a description of the source, transmission, treatment and distribution of the water supply to the cities within its boundaries 

1962 "Oakland," from Public Water Supplies of the 100 Largest Cities in the United States, 1962, US Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 1812, by Charles Norman Durfor and Edith Becker

Its Name Was MUD, The story of water and the East Bay Municipal Utility District from the mid-1800's through 1998.


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