Documentary History of American Water-works

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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 to provide for the incorporation of cities and villages.  July 1, 1872.
Article X. Water.  Provides for frontage tax.

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.

1907 The Municipal Water Supplies of Illinois by Edward Bartow.

1909 Proceedings of the First Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association (February, 1909)

1910 Proceedings of the Second Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association (March, 1910)

1911 Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association (February, 1911)

1912 Proceedings of the Fourth Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association (March, 1912)

1913 Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association (March, 1913)

1914 Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the Illinois Water Supply Association  (July, 1914)

2009 Centennial Edition, Illinois Section, American Water Works Association


Alphabetical
Alton
Aurora
Belleville
Bloomington
Blue Island
Cairo
Charleston
Chebanse
Chicago
Decatur
DeKalb
Dixon
Evanston
Galesburg
Geneseo
Hyde Park
Jacksonville
Joliet
Town of Lake
Lake View
Litchfield
Lockport
Marseilles
Moline
Morgan Park
Morrison
Oregon
Ottawa
Paris
Pekin
Peoria
Riverside
Rochelle
Rock Island
Rockford
Quincy
Springfield
Sycamore
Waukegan
Wilmington

Chronological
1833 1 Peoria
1842 2
Chicago
1848 3 Aurora
1853
Belleville
1853
Pekin
1855
Quincy
1855
Springfield
1857
Alton
1857
Cairo
1857
Jacksonville
1859 4 Ottawa
1868 5 Springfield
1869 6 Dixon
1869 7 Morrison
1869 8 Riverside
1872 9 Decatur
1872 10 Rock Island
1873 11 Marseilles
1873 12 Quincy
1874 13 Hyde Park
1874 14 Jacksonville
1874 15 Town of Lake
1874 16 Litchfield
1874 17 Morgan Park
1874 18 Waukegan
1875 19 Alton
1875 20 Bloomington
1875 21 Chebanse
1875 22 Evanston
1875 23 Galesburg
1875 24 Joliet
1875 25 Rockford
1876 26 Charleston
1876 27 Lake View
1876 28 Sycamore
1877 29 Lockport
1877 30 Moline
1877 31 Rochelle
1877 32 Wilmington
1878 33 Blue Island
1878 34 DeKalb
1878 35 Oregon
1879 36 Geneseo
1879 37 Paris
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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