Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Newton, Massachusetts

Newton was incorporated as a town in 1688 and as a city in 1873.

The town built a water system in 1876 that used pumped water into an elevated reservoir with a steam engine.

Water is provided by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and distributed by the City of Newton  


References
1872 An act to supply the town of Newton with water.  May 6, 1872.

1881 Newton, from Engineering News 8:312  (August 6, 1881)

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

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

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

1903 "Tests of the Blake high-duty pumping engine," Engineering News 29:137-138 (February 9, 1893)

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




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