|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|New England States||Massachusetts||Leominster|
Leominster was incorporated as a city in 1915.
The town built water works that began service in December, 1873.
Water is provided by the
City of Leominster.
1871 An act for supplying the town of Leominster with water. May 5, 1871.
Sentinel, May 8, 1873, Page 2.
Leominster. Our population was increased Tuesday, by the arrival of 70 laborers, from Potsdam, N.Y.- Mostly Irish, to work on the water works.
of Worcester County, Massachusetts, Embracing a Comprehensive History
of the County from Its First Settlement to the Present Time, with a
History and Description of Its Cities and Towns, Volume 2
Pages 22-24: Town Water Works
1882 Leominster, from Engineering News 9:158 (May 20, 1882)
1882 Leominster, from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.
Massachusetts, historical and picturesque, by William A.
Pages 39-41: Water Department
1888 "Leominster," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.
of the water supplies and inland waters of Massachusetts. 1887-1890,
Pages 188-189: Water Supply of Leominster.
1890 "Leominster," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.
1891 "Leominster," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.
1897 "Leominster," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.
Massachusetts, July 4th & 5th, 1915 : 175th anniversary souvenir
program, by E.A. Richardson
Page 12: A water system furnishes an inexhaustible supply of the best water for household and manufacturing purposes, also making possible the adequate protectio furnished by the fire department. The water is supplied from four reservoirs situated at such an elevation as to give unusual pressure at all points throughout the entire town.
So well has the this department been organized and so careful is the supervision that the rate is extremely low and still it is a substantial source of revenue to the town.
The total length of pipe is fifty-nine miles.
1923 Chronicles of a baby carriage : wherein is told the origin and development of this vehicle together with the history of the F.A. Whitney Carriage Company of Leominster, Mass., by F.A. Whitney Carriage Company.
making in America, an account of the origin and development of the
industry for which Leominster has become famous, to which are added
pictures of many of the early comb makers and views of the old time
comb shops, by Perry Walton
© 2018 Morris A. Pierce