|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
Iowa became a state in 1846.
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.
Historical Society of Iowa Record Group 081 Secretary of State
includes Incorporation Records of Businesses - Water Companies 1855-1909
|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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