Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Vallejo, California

Vallejo was incorporated in 1868.

The first water works were built in 1870 by the Vallejo Water Company.

The city built a water system in 1893.

The Vallejo Water Company survived until the city bought it in 1945 for $95,000.

Water is provided by the City of Vallejo.


References
1860 Sacramento Daily Union, August 8, 1860, Page 2.
Articles of incorporation have been filed in the office of the Secretary of State in favor of the Vallejo Water Cmopany.

1870 An act concerning the City of Vallejo, and to ratify and confirm a certain ordinance of the Trustees thereof.  March 31, 1870.

1882 Vallejo, Engineering News, 9:67  (February 25, 1882)

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

1883 "A Dried-Up Water Company," Engineering News 10:454 (September 22, 1883)

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

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

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

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

1945 "Vallejo Water Plant is Bought by City," The Sacramento Bee, October 18, 1945, Page 8.
For $95,000


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