Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Truckee, California

Truckee was incorporated as a town in 1993.

The first water works were built in 1868 by an unknown party and were purchased by George Schaffer.  They were owned by William Schaffer until Matt Green bought the system in 1919.

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District was formed in 1927 and bought the Truckee water system in 1935.

Water is provided by the Truckee Donner Public Utility District.


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

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

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

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

1893 The Silver State (Unionville, Nevada), January 25, 1893, Page 2.
Truckee is to have new water works for domestic and fire purposes.  The storage reservoir is a tunnel 1000 feet in elgnth, six feet high and five feet wide.

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

1919 "Truckee Water Works Bought by Matt Green," Reno Gazette-Journal, November 13, 1919, Page 7.
Owned and operated for years by William Schaeffer.


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