Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
New England States New Hampshire Gorham

Gorham, New Hampshire

Gorham was incorporated as a town in 1836.

The Alpine Aqueduct Company built a gravity system in 1873 using wood pipes.  The company was incorporated the following year.

The Town of Gorham bought the company around 1960.

Water is provided by the Town of Gorham.


References

1874 An act to incorporate the Alpine Aqueduct Company at Gorham.  July 1, 1874.

1884 Gorham, from Engineering News 11:164 (April 5, 1884)

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

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

1891 An act authorizing the Alpine Aqueduct Company to increase its capital stock.  March 25, 1891.

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

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

1902 New Hampshire State Board of Health
Page 70:  Gorham.  The Alpine Aqueduct Company, organized in 1873, furnishes water to 160 families, one half the population.





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