Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Hingham

Hingham, Massachusetts

Hingham was incorporated as a town in 1635.

The town was authorized to construct a water system in 1876, but did not do so.

The Hingham Water Company was incorporated a built a gravity system that began service in June, 1880.  The system was built by Goodhue & Birnie of Springfield, which also took a large portion of the company's stock.

The Hingham Water Company was bought by the American Water Works Company and became part of the Massachusetts-American Water Company in 1989 and Aquarion Water Company of Massachusetts in 2002.  The town is currently studying the potential of buying the system.

Water is provided by the Aquarion Water Company of Massachusetts.


References
1876 An act to supply the town of Hingham with pure water.  April 7, 1876.

1879 An act to incorporate the Hingham Water Company.  March 21, 1879.

1881 An act in addition to "An act to incorporate the Hingham Water Company."  March 3, 1881.

1882 Hingham, from Engineering News 9:58  (February 18, 1882)

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

1888 "Hingham and Hull," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1890 "Hingham and Hull," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Hingham and Hull," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1893 History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts, Volume 1, Part 2
Pages 261-270: Water-Works, by Charles W.S. Seymour.

1897 "Hingham and Hull," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.




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