Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey became a state in 1787. 

New Jersey Water Association | New Jersey Section, American Water Works Association

References
1876 An act for the construction, maintenance and operation of water works for the purpose of supplying cities, towns and villages of this state with water.  April 21, 1876.  The act applied to any city, town or village in this state having a population of not more than fifteen thousand, and not less than two thousand inhabitants.

1876 An act to enable cities to supply the inhabitants thereof with pure and wholesome water.  April 21, 1876.

1878 "Water supply of the state of New Jersey," by Albert R. Leeds, Journal of the Franklin Institute 105(3):193-199 (March 1878)

1880 Supplement to an act entitled "An act for the construction, maintenance and operation of water works for the purpose of supplying cities, towns and villages of this state with water."  March 12, 1880.  Applied to any city, town, village or sea-side resort in this state, having a population of not more than fifteen thousand and not less than five hundred inhabitants.

1889 A supplement to an act entitled "An act concerning corporations," approved April seventh, one thousand eight hundred and seventy five.  May 9, 1889.

1889 An act to authorize cities in this state to purchase pumps, where those in use are not sufficient for the necessary and proper distribution of water for public uses in said cities.  April 2, 1889.

1891 An Act to authorize corporations formed for the purpose of constructing or repairing either railroads, water, gas, or electric works, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, canals, hotels, wharves, piers, or any or all such works of internal improvement or public use or utility, to subscribe for, take, pay for in property, materials or services, hold, use and dispose of stock or bonds in any corporation formed for the purpose of constructing, maintaining and operating any such public works.  April 6, 1891

1916 An Act to create two water supply districts in the State of New Jersey, to be known respectively as the North Jersey Water Supply District and the South Jersey Water Supply District.  March 16, 1916.

1916 An Act authorizing the appointment of district boards of water supply commissioners in the water supply districts created by an act entitled "An act to create two water supply districts in the State of New Jersey, to be known respectively as the North Jersey Water Supply District and the South Jersey Water Supply District," and defining the powers, duties, terms of office, and compensation of such commissioners ; and providing for the obtaining, maintenance and operation of water supplies or new or additional water supplies by said commissioners as agents of and by contract with municipal and other corporations in their respective water districts, and further providing for the raising, collecting and expenditure of the moneys necessary therefor.  March 16, 1916.

1919 An Act to amend an act entitled "An act to create two water supply districts in the State of New Jersey, to be known respectively as the North Jersey Water Supply District and the South Jersey Water Supply District," approved March sixteenth, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen.  April 2, 1919.

1971 "The Politics of Water Supply in Northern New Jersey:  Regional and Institutional Cleavages in a Metropolitan Area," Joseph Anthony Miri, Political Science doctoral dissertation, Rutgers University.

1989 "New Jersey Corporate Chartermongering, 1875-1929," by Christopher Grandy, The Journal of Economic History 49(3):677-692 (September, 1989)

2007 "The Historical Race Competition for Corporate Charters and the Rise and Decline of New Jersey: 1880-1910," by Charles N. Yanblon, Journal of Corporation Law 32(2):323-380 (Winter, 2007)


Alphabetical
Belvidere
Bordentown
Bridgeton
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Elizabeth
Flemington
Gloucester City
Hackensack
Hackettstown
Harrison
Hoboken
Hudson City
Hudson County
Jersey City
Lambertville
Long Branch
Madison
Medford
Mendham
Morristown
Mount Holly
New Brunswick
Newark
Orange
Passaic
Paterson
Phillipsburg
Rahway
Salem
Short Hills
Somerville
Stockton
Trenton
Washington

Chronological
1799 1 Morristown
1800 2 Newark
1801 3 New Brunswick
1802 4 Trenton
1804 5 Burlington
1807 6 Somerville
1808 7 Flemington
1811
Hackettstown
1825
Paterson
1825 8 Washington
1830
Medford
1833
Orange
1835
Bordentown
1838
Hoboken
1839
Jersey City
1846 9 Camden
1847 10 Mount Holly
1852 11 Mendham
1853 12 Hackettstown
1854
Cape May
1854 13 Jersey City
1855
Belvidere
1855 14 Elizabeth
1855
Lambertville
1856 15 Bordentown
1856 16 Paterson
1857
Phillipsburg
1857
Salem
1858 17 Hoboken
1859 18 Hudson City
1859
Rahway
1860
Gloucester City
1861 19 Phillipsburg
1862
Madison
1864
Harrison
1864
Stockton
1865
Hudson County
1871 20 Rahway
1872 21 Passaic
1874 22 Cape May
1874 23 Hackensack
1877 24 Long Branch
1878 25 Belvidere
1878 26 Bridgeton
1878 27 Lambertville
1880 28 Short Hills


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