Documentary History of American Water-works

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

San Rafael, California

San Rafael was incorporated in 1874.

The first water works were built by the Marin County Water Company in 1872.

In 1908, Marin Water and Power Company purchased the entire property of Marin County Water Company.

The Marin Municipal Water District was formed in 1912, the first municipal water district in California.

The Marin Municipal Water District bought the Martin Water and Power Company in 1915 for $1.2 million.

Water is provided by the Marin Municipal Water District.


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

1883 San Rafael, Engineering News, 10:101  (March 3, 1883)

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

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

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

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

1904 Marin County Water Company, Appellant, v. County of Marin, Respondent, 145 Cal. 586, December 24, 1904, Supreme Court of the State of California.

2012  Mount Tamalpais and the Marin Municipal Water District, by Jack Gibson.


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