Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Attleboro

Attleboro, Massachusetts

Attleboro was incorporated as a town in 1694 and as a city in 1914.

The first water works were built by the Attleborough Water Supply District in 1873, by pumping water into an elevated tank with a steam engine..

The Attleborough Fire District Number One bought the Attleborough Water Supply District in 1884.

The Town of Attleborough bought the Attleborough District Number One in 1893.

Water is provided by the City of Attleboro  


References
1873 An act to supply the village of Attleborough with water for the estinguishment of fires and for other purposes.  May 5, 1873.

1882 Attleborough, from Engineering News 9:172-173  (May 27, 1882)

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

1884 An act to authorize Fire District Number One in the Town of Attleborough to purchase the property and franchise of the Attleborough Water District in said Attleborough and for other purposes.  March 21, 1884.

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

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

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

1893 An act to authorize the town of Attleborough to purchase the property and franchise of the Attleborough Fire District Number One.  March 8, 1893.

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




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