Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Connecticut

Connecticut

Connecticut became a state in 1788.

Connecticut Corporations, December 1790-May 1820 ; two volumes and index : index Collection includes petitions and charters for early aqueduct and water companies.

Connecticut Water Works Association

The State of Connecticut in 1837 published a compilation of Resolves and Private Laws of the State of Connecticut from the year 1789 to the year 1836, which states on page 53, "Newtownship Aqueduct in New Haven, incorporated May 1809, but no action under the charter."  A review of the laws passed during the May 1809 session does not include a "Newtownship Aqueduct," but does include a "New Township Academy" in New Haven, which suggests that the 1837 compiler read "academy" as "aqueduct."

1988 Exclusive Service Areas, Upper Connecticut River Water Supply Management Area, May 24, 1988

1999 Formation of Regional Water Authorities in Connecticut   

Water Utility Coordinating Committee, Connecticut Department of Public Health


Alphabetical
Bridgeport
Brookfield
Canterbury
Colebrook Center
Danbury
Durham
Farmington
Hartford
New Britain
New Hartford
New Haven
New London
Newtown
Norwich
Poquetanuck
Rockville
Sharon
Waterbury
Windham
Windsor
Winsted

Chronological
1785 1 Colebrook Center
1797 2
Hartford
1798 3 Durham
1798 4
Windsor
1800 5 Farmington
1800 6 Newtown
1800 7
Norwich
1801 8 Waterbury
1802 9 New London
1802
Sharon
1803 10 Windham
1804
New Haven
1818 11 Bridgeport
1825 12 New Hartford
1833 13 Danbury
1833 14
Poquetanuck
1837 15 Brookfield
1843 16 Canterbury
1844
Winsted
1847 17 Rockville
1856 18 New Britain
Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a company was formed but no evidence has been found that the system was constructed.


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