Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
New England States Massachusetts Leominster

Leominster, Massachusetts

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.

1873 Fitchburg 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.

1879 History 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.

1888 Leominster, Massachusetts, historical and picturesque, by William A. Emerson.
Pages 39-41: Water Department

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

1889 Examinations of the water supplies and inland waters of Massachusetts. 1887-1890, December, 1889.
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.

1915 Leominster, 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.

1925 Comb 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