|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|North Central States||Indiana|
The first permanent European settlers in Indiana arrved in the late 1700s.
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.
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.
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.
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
|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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