Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Hopkinton

Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Hopkinton was incorporated in 1715.

The Aqueduct in Hopkinton was chartered on June 27, 1798 by Thomas Bucklin, Samuel Haven Jr., Phillip Briggs, Aaron Claflin, John Gouldon, Samuel Welch, Benjamin Norcross Jr., Thomas Freeland, and Isaac Claflin.  No evidence has been found that they built a system.

The Town of Hopkinton was authorized to build a water system in 1877, it was built in 1884.


References
1798 An act to incorporate certain persons in the town of Hopkinton, for the purpose of conducting water from a certain spring in said town, for the use of a number of inhabitants thereof by subterraneous pipes.  June 27, 1798.

1877 An act to supply the town of Hopkinton with water.  April 10, 1877.

1885 Hopkinton, from Engineering News 13:254 (April 18, 1885)

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

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

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

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





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