Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Evanston, Illinois

Evanston was incorporated as a village in 1863 and as a city in 1892.

The village built a Holly water system that began service in early 1875 with a Holly steam-driven Quadruplex pump.

Water is provided by the city of Evanston, which has a history page.

1881 Evanston, Engineering News, 8:524 (December 24, 1881)

1884 History of Cook County, Illinois: From the Earliest Period to the Present Time, by Alfred Theodore Andreas
Pages 431-432:  Water Works and Fire Department.  In April, 1875, the works were in full operation, over $100,000 having been expended on them up to that time.  In January, 1878, Ira A. Holly, who had been superintendent of the works for some time, resigned his position.

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

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

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

1894 "Water Waste Prevention, or Increased Pumping Capacity," Engineering News 31:55-57 (January 18,, 1894) | 31:73-75 (January 24, 1894) |

1895 "Anchor Ice at Intakes," Engineering News 33:33 (January 17, 1895)

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

1924 Choosing a Waterworks Pumping Engine, by Henry Fostoer Dever, Thesis, Northwestern University, June, 1924.  | Curve of Daily Load Variation for Evanston Waterworks - 1923 |


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