Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States
Illinois Lockport

Lockport, Illinois

Lockport was incorporated as a village in 1853 and as a city in 1904.

The Lockport Artesian Well Company built a water works system 1876, using water power to pump water into an elevated reservoir.

The village built its own water system using steam engines to pump water.

Water is provided by the city of Lockport.


References
1882 Lockport 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 Lockport, Will County, Illinois. February 1886

1887 The Ottawa Free Trader, June 4, 1887, Page 7
Lockport is bound to have water works.  A large and enthusiastic meeting convened and resolved quite numerously.  The resolution was to the effect that the village of Lockport do dig a well of it sown, becoming at the top and extending downward.

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

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

1891 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lockport, Will County, Illinois. October 1891

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

1897 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lockport, Will County, Illinois. February 1897

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

1902 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lockport, Will County, Illinois. August 1902

1909 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Lockport, Will County, Illinois. February 1909



 


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