Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Northwestern States Iowa

Iowa

Iowa became a state in 1846.

References
1872 An act authorizing cities, incorporated towns, and villages to construct, or cause to be constructed, water-works.  April 20, 1872. 

1990 Redefining "Public" Water Supplies, 1870-1890: a Study of Three Iowa Cities, Maureen Ogle, The Annals of Iowa, Volume 50 | Number 5 (Summer 1990) pps. 507-530. Iowa City, Marshalltown, and Boone.

The State Historical Society of Iowa Record Group 081 Secretary of State includes Incorporation Records of Businesses - Water Companies 1855-1909


Alphabetical
Anamosa
Burlington
Cedar Rapids
Clinton
Davenport
Des Moines
Dubuque
Keokuk
Lansing
Lyons
Marengo
Marshalltown
Monticello
Muscatine
Oskaloosa
Ottumwa
State Center

Chronological
1855
Dubuque
1856
Keokuk
1871 1
Dubuque
1872 2 Des Moines
1874 3 Clinton
1874 4 Davenport
1875 5 Anamosa
1875 6 Lyons
1875 7 Marengo
1876 8 Cedar Rapids
1876 9 Marshalltown
1876 10 Muscatine
1877 11 Lansing
1877 12 State Center
1878 13 Burlington
1878 14 Keokuk
1879 15 Monticello
1879 16 Ottumwa
1880 17 Oskaloosa
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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