Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Southwestern States
Colorado Georgetown

Georgetown, Colorado

Georgetown was founded in 1859 and incorporated as a town in 1885.

The first water works was built by the Clear Creek Water Company in 1874. 

The town bought the water company in 1891 for $27,000.

Water is provided by Town of Georgetown.


References
1880 History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado
Page 291:  Georgetown possesses, without doubt, the best system of water-works in the State.  The Clear Creek Water Company was organized in 1874, and now owns about two miles of six-inch and four-inch mains.  The clear, cold waters, direct from the snowy range, furnish a never-failing supply.  At the end of the mains is a 65x75 feet reservoir, and also, a filter 12x20 feet in horizontal measurement, and sixteen feet deep.  Mr. A. R. Forbes is the President of the company, having occupied that position since its inception.

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

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

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

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



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