Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Connecticut Sharon

Sharon, Connecticut

Sharon was incorporated in 1739.

The Sharon Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1802 by Judson Canfield, George King, Samuel Rockwell and Cyrus Swan "for the purpose of conducting water into the town street of Sharon, by means of  subterraneons pipes,"  Rockwell had built a system in Colebrook Center in 1785.  No evidence has been found that this company built a system.

The Sharon Water Company was incorporated in 1881 by Alonzo A. Bates, Isaac N. Bartram, Seymour A. Frayer, Herman C. Rowley and J. Wade Hughes, "for the purpose of supplying the village of Sharon and its immediate vicinity with an abundant supply of pure water for public, private, and domestic use."  This company built a gravity system in 1888.

The Town of Sharon acquired the Sharon Water Company in 1972 and formed a Sewer and Water Commission to operate the system.

Water is provided by the Town of Sharon Sewer and Water Commission.

1802 Resolve Incorporating the Sharon Aqueduct Company.  October 1802.

1881 An act incorporating the Sharon Water Company.  March 31, 1881.

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

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

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

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

1897 Nineteenth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of the State of Connecticut
Page 373: Water Supply of Sharon. The works are owned by the Sharon Water Company and were built in 1888.

1970 "Sharon Firm Asks Big Water Rate Hike," The Bridgeport Post, December 9, 1970, Page 64.

1970 "Big Water Rate Boost Asked by Sharon Company," The Bridgeport Telegram, December 9, 1970, Page 44.

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