Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Connecticut Stamford

Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford was settled in 1631 and incorporated as a city in 1893.

The Stamford Water Company was incorporated in 1859 by William Skiddy, James H. Hoyt, John W. Leeds, Matthew F. Merritt, Edwin Bishop, Sands Seely, and George A. Hoyt "for the purpose of supplying the village of Stamford  with an abundant supply of pure water, for public and domestic use."  This company apparently did nothing.

Another Stamford Water Company was incorporated in 1868 by James H. Hoyt, H. Granville Scofield, Edwin L. Brady, Edward A. Quintard, and William T. Minor "for the purpose of supplying the village of Stamford with an abundant supply of pure water for public and domestic use, and for manufacturing and other purposes."  This company built a gravity system distributing water through cement-lined wrought-iron pipes manufactured by the Connecticut Patent Water Pipe Company.  Water service began on July 4, 1871.

The Stamford Water Company was purchased by the parent company of the Bridgeport Hydraulic Company in 1984.

Water is provided by Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut.


References
1859 Incorporating the Stamford Water Company.  June 7, 1859.

1866 Amending the Charter of the Stamford Water Company.  June 30, 1866.  Capital stock increased to $150,000.

1868 Incorporating the Stamford Water Company.  July 29, 1868.

1870 Springfield Republican, August 8, 1870, Page 8.
A New Haven Company has contracted to lay the pipes of the Stamford Water Company, a distance of 15 miles, for $80,000, taking a portion of the pay in stock, and will shortly commence operations.

1872 Amending the Charter of the Stamford Water Company.  July 24, 1872.

1874 William C. Harding v. The Stamford Water Company, 41 Conn. 87, Supreme Court of Connecticut

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

1883 Stamford, from Engineering News 10:80 (February 17, 1883)

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

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

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

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

[1966?] History of the Stamford Water Company, from Inventory of the Papers of The League of Women Voters of Stamford held by the Stamford Historical Society.

1978 Stamford Water Company Annual Report






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