Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States Indiana

Indiana

The first permanent European settlers in Indiana arrved in the late 1700s.

References
1852 An act to provide for the organization of Canal and Water works companies, and for the completion of unfinished canals in the State of Indiana.  June 17, 1852.
Section 1.  For the purpose of supplying cities and towns with water.

1865 An act to authorize the formation of companies for the construction of Water Works, in and for incorporated cities; and to enable such cities to subscribe stock in such companies, and to issue and sell bonds for the payment thereof.  March 6, 1865.

1871 An to legalize bonds of Cities issued to aid in the construction of Water Works, and the sale and hypothecation of such bonds: to legalize all orders, resolutions and ordinances of Cities, for the construction of Water Works, and all acts done and contracts made under and in pursuance thereof; and to authorize the issue and sale of bonds, and negotiation of temporary loans, to raise money to carry out and comply with contracts heretofore made for the establishment, and construction of Water Works; and to fully complete said works.  January 20, 1871.

1879 An act to repeal the act approved March 6, 1865, entitled "An act to authorize the formation of companies for the construction of Water Works, in and for incorporated cities; and to enable such cities to subscribe stock in such companies, and to issue and sell bonds for the payment thereof," and declaring an emergency.  March 1, 1879.

1879 An act to authorize cities and incorporated towns to construct, maintain and operate water works; issue and sell bonds to pay for such construction, repealing all laws in conflict with this act, and declaring an emergency.  March 25, 1879

1881 An act in relation to the formation of water works companies by purchasers of the property of pre-existing water works companies at judicial sales.  February 4, 1881.

1901 An act concerning the incorporation and government of cities having more than thirity thousand and less than thirty-six thousand inhabitants, according to the last preceding United States ceneu, and matters connected therewith, and declaring an emergency.  March 8, 1901.

1903 An act authorizing any city in this State having a population of more than five thousand three hundred, and less than five thousand eight hundred, as shown by the last preceding United States census, to sell and convey any waterworks plant or electric light plant, heretofore owned and operated by such city, and to lease the same from the purchaser or owner, with or without an option to repurchase the same, or to contract with such purchaser or owner for supplying water or electric light therefrom for such city, and declaring an emergency. February 26, 1903.

1909 Proceedings of the First Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, January 14 and 15, 1909.

1910 Proceedings of the Third Annual  Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 25, 1910.

1911 Proceedings of the Fourth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 9 and 10, 1911.

1912 Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 15 and 16, 1912.

1913 Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 23 and 24, 1913.

1914 Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 26 and 27, 1914.

1915 Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 23 and 24, 1915.

1916 "One Hundred Years Progress in Water Supply in Indiana," by W. G. Ulrich, Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 2, 3 and 4, 1916. 9:149-158 (February, 1916)

1917 Proceedings of the Tenth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 14, 15, 1917.

1918 Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, February 27 and 28, 1918.

1919 Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Convention of the Indiana Sanitary & Water Supply Association held at Indianapolis, Indiana, April 9 and 10, 1919.

1919+ Report of the Public Service Commission of the State of Indiana

1932 "Some Early History of Public Health in Indiana," by William F. King, M.D., Monthly Bulletin of the Indiana State Board of Health, 35:165-168 (November 1932)

1946 The Hoosier health officer; a biography of Dr. John N. Hurty and the history of the Indiana State Board of Health to 1925, by Thurman B. Rice



Alphabetical
Attica
Brazil
Brookville
Columbus
Connersville
Delphi
Evansville
Fort Wayne
Indianapolis
Lafayette
La Porte
Logansport
Madison
Marion
Michigan City
Mishawaka
New Albany
New Carlisle
Peru
South Bend
Terre Haute
Union City

Chronological
1814 1
Madison
1820 2 Brookville
1835 3 Attica
1844
Delphi
1851
Indianapolis
1856 4
New Albany
1870 5 Connersville
1871 6 Columbus
1871 7 Indianapolis
1871 8 La Porte
1872 9 Evansville
1873 10 South Bend
1873 11 Terre Haute
1874 12 Mishawaka
1874 13 Union City
1875 14 Brazil
1875 15 Michigan City
1876 16 Lafayette
1876 17 Logansport
1877 18 Marion
1879 19 New Carlisle
1879 20 Peru
1880 21 Fort Wayne
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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