Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
North Central States Illinois

Illinois

Illinois became a state in 1818.


References
1872 An act to enable cities and villages to contract for a supply of water for public use, and to levy and collect a tax to pay for water so supplied.  April 9, 1872.

1872 An act concerning corporations.  July 1, 1872.  New corporations to be formed under its provisions rather than special laws.

1873 An act authorizing cities, incorporated towns and villages to construct and maintain water works.  April 15, 1873.

1874 An act to provide for the laying of Water Supply Pipe, by bonds and special assessment, payable in installments.  March 17, 1874.

1879 An act to amend section one (1) of an act entitled "An act authorizing cities, incorporated towns, and villages, to construct and maintain Water Works," approved and in force April 15, 1873.  May 14, 1879.

1881 An act to aid cities owning and operating water works to secure an additional or better supply of pure water.  May 27, 1881.

1883 An Act in relation to the levy and collection of taxes for sewerage and water-works in cities of this State, that may have established a system of sewerage and water-works for such city, and to repeal an act therein named, and to authorize the cities, villages and incorporated towns of this State to levy and collect taxes to pay for water and light.  June 21, 1883.

1885 An act to amend section one of an act entitled "An act to enable cities and villages to contract for a supply of water for public use, and to levy and collect a tax to pay for the water so supplied," approved April 9, 1872, and to amend the title of said act.  June 26, 1885.

1891 An act to enable cities, towns and villages incorporates under any general of special law of this State to fix rates and charges for the supply of water furnished by any individual, company or corporation  to any such city town or village and the inhabitants thereof.  June 6, 1891.

2009 Centennial Edition, Illinois Section, American Water Works Association


Alphabetical
Alton
Belleville
Cairo
Chicago
Jacksonville
Ottawa
Pekin
Peoria
Quincy
Springfield

Chronological
1833 1 Peoria
1842 2
Chicago
1853
Belleville
1853
Pekin
1855
Quincy
1855
Springfield
1857
Alton
1857
Cairo
1857
Jacksonville
1859 3 Ottawa
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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