Documentary History of American Water-works

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South Atlantic States
Florida Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville was chartered in 1832.

The first waterworks were built in 1880 by the City of Jacksonville.

The waterworks are currently owned by JEA, formerly the Jacksonville Electric Authority, which took over the City of Jacksonville water system in 1997.


References
1880 Engineering News 7:134 (April 10, 1880)
Jacksonville, Fla., has just become provided with a public water supply, and its Board of Water Commissioners, profiting by the costly and vexatious experience of other cities in the matter of water waste, and believing the early prevention of the evil to be far better than its late cure, has decided upon a general introduction of water meters. Having duly compared and considered the merits and records of the various patterns now in the market, the Board finally adopted the "Crown Meter," manufactured by the National Meter Company, to whom they have just given an order for 50 of the meters, with which to initiate the system.
It is worthy of special mention that the above is the first instance on record in which a city has made compulsory the attachment of a water meter to every tap. In the present instance the "Crown Meter" is to be used exclusively. The National Meter Company has lately been kept very busy filling orders for large meters, both of the "Gem" and the "Crown" patterns. Of the former pattern the company has meters in use reaching to and and including the 10-in. size.

1881 Jacksonville, Engineering News, 8:413 (October 15, 1881)

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

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

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

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

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

1906 Twelfth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1906.

1907 Thirteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1907.

1908 Fourteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1908.

1909 Fifteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1909.

1910 Sixteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1910.

1911 Seventeenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1911.

1912 Eighteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1912.

1913 Nineteenth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1913.

1914 Twentieth Annual Report of the Board of Trustees for the Waterworks and Improvement Bonds of the City of Jacksonville, Florida, covering the year ending December 31, 1914.


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