Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Methuen

Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen was incorporated as a town 1725 and as a city in 1917.

The town built a system for fire protection in 1876.

The town was authorized to built water works in 1891, but voters rejected it. 

The Methuen Water Company was incorporated in 1892 and the town agreed to rent hydrants from them, but immediately thereafter decided to buy out the franchise, which they did for $1,108.  The system began operating in September, 1894.

Water is provided by the City of Methuen  


References
1891 An act to supply the town of Methuen with water.  May 13, 1891.

1892 An act to incorporate the Methuen Water Company.  May 17, 1892.

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

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

1891 "Methuen," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3. | more here |

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

1909 An act relative to the Methuen Water Company.  March 18, 1909.

Methuen Water Works building




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