Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Geneseo, Illinois

Geneseo was incorporated as a city in 1865.

The city built a water works that began service in October 1879 by using steam engines to pump water directly into the mains.

Water is provided by the city of Geneseo.


References
1879 The Moline Review-Dispatch, November 1, 1879, Page 5.
The Geneseo Water Works, tested on Tuesday cost about $11,000.  The water is drawn from an artesian well 475 feet deep and the works have a distributing capacity of 1,000,000 gallons per day.

1882 Geneseo, Engineering News, 9:419 (December 9, 1882)

1882 Geneseo from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1886 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois. January 1886

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

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

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

1892 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois  April 1892

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

1901 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois  February 1901

1898 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois  December 1909

1922 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Geneseo, Henry County, Illinois  January 1922



 


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