Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Winchester

Winchester, Massachusetts

Winchester was incorporated as a town in 1850.

The town built a gravity water system in 1873, with a small number of users on high ground served from an elevated reservoir filled by a windmill.

Water is provided by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority and distributed by the Town of Winchester  


References
1872 An act to supply the town of Winchester with pure water.  April 25, 1872.

1882 Winchester, from Engineering News 9:239  (July 15, 1882)

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

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

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

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

1895 "Winchester, Mass. Water Report," Engineering News 34:283 (October 24. 1895)  Cast iron and cement-lined wrought-iron pipes

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

1909 Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts
Pages 138-140: Winchester, February 6, 1908.  Town water supply.

1918 Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts
Pages 282-286: Winchester, playground near reservoir




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