Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States Michigan

Michigan

Michigan became a state in 1837.

References
1869 An act to authorize the formation of companies for the introduction of water into towns, cities, and villages in the State of Michigan.  April 3, 1869.

1870 An act to authorize the introduction of water into, and the construction or purchase of hydraulic works in, the cities and villages in the State of Michigan.  August 4, 1870.

1897 "Statistics Gathered on Electric Lighting, Gas and Water Plants in Michigan,"  State of Michigan. Fifteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Labor and Industrial Statistics
Pages 188-193:  Water works in cities and villages

1927 Index to the Local and Special Acts of the Legislature of the State of Michigan, 1803-1927



Alphabetical
Allegan
Alpena
Bay City
Big Rapids
Cadillac
Constantine
Detroit
East Saginaw
Evart
Grand Haven
Grand Rapids
Holly
Ionia
Jackson
Kalamazoo
Lyons
Marquette
Muskegon
Niles
Northville
Plainwell
Port Huron
Portland
Saginaw
Saint Louis
Tecumseh

Chronological
1827 1
Detroit
1848 2 Grand Rapids
1849
Northville
1851 3 Kalamazoo
1870 4 Jackson
1870 5 Marquette
1872 6 Allegan
1872 7 Bay City
1872 8 Big Rapids
1872 9 Plainwell
1873 10 East Saginaw
1873 11 Port Huron
1873 12 Saginaw
1875 13 Muskegon
1876 14 Ionia
1877 15 Tecumseh
1878 16 Cadillac
1878 17 Constantine
1879 18 Alpena
1879 19 Evart
1879 20 Holly
1879 21 Lyons
1879 22 Niles
1879 23 Portland
1880 24 Saint Louis
1881 25 Cheboygan
1882 26 Grand Haven
Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a system was proposed but not built.


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