Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Watsonville, California

Watsonville was incorporated in 1868.

The first water works was built in 1878 by the Watsonville Water Company, which was later sold to the Corralitos Water Company.

The Watsonville Water & Light Company was incorporated in 1896

The city of Watsonville bought the water system from the company in 1922 for $200,000.

Water is provided by the City of Watsonville.


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

1883 Watsonville, Engineering News, 10:109  (March 10, 1883)

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

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

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

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

1922 "Buys Water System," The San Francisco Examiner, December 29, 1922, Page 16.
$200,000




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