Documentary History of American Water-works

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

West Springfield, Massachusetts

West Springfield was incorporated as a town in 1774 and as a city in 2000.

The West Springfield Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1875 by William Birnie and Charles L. Goodhue "for the purpose of supplying the town of West Springfield with pure water.  They built a gravity system that began service in 1875.  Birnie & Goodhue were contractors in Springfield, Massachusetts who built about sixty water systems and also manufactured cement-lined wrought-iron pipe. They also owned or took stock in several of the systems they built.

The town bought the system in July, 1892 for $125,413.

Water is provided by the City of West Springfield.


References
1875 An act to incorporate the West Springfield Aqueduct Company.  April 17, 1875.

1882 West Springfield, from Engineering News 9:373  (October 28, 1882)

1882 West Springfield, from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

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

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

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

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




2018 Morris A. Pierce