Documentary History of American Water-works

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Northwestern States
Iowa Lansing

Lansing, Iowa

Lansing was chartered as a city in 1867.

The first water works will built by the Lansing Artesian Well Company in 1877.

The city built a water system in 1903. 

Water is provided by the city of Lansing.


References
1877 Sioux City Journal, March 28, 1877, Page 2.
The Lansing artesian well company has closed a contract with eastern parties to bore a well 1,200 feet deep.  As soon as the well is completed pipes will be laid through the principal streets of the city for the purpose of conveying the water into buildings.

1877 "The Lansing Artesian Well," The Bulletin-Journal (Independence, Iowa), April 27, 1877, Page 3.

1882 Past and Present of Allamakee County, Iowa, Volume 1, by Ellery M. Hancock
Pages 423-425: The Water Supply | pdf |

1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. November 1886

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

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

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

1894 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. January 1894

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

1902 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. June 1902

1902 The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), November 18, 1902, Page 1.
Lansing will expend $13,000 on a water works system.

1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lansing, Allamakee County, Iowa. December 1912

1913 History of Winneshiek and Allamakee Counties, Iowa, by W. E. Alexander
Pages 708-710:  The Water Supply



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