Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
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.

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 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.

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.


Alphabetical
Belvidere
Bordentown
Burlington
Camden
Cape May
Elizabeth
Flemington
Gloucester City
Hackettstown
Harrison
Hoboken
Hudson City
Hudson County
Jersey City
Lambertville
Madison
Medford
Mendham
Morristown
Mount Holly
New Brunswick
Newark
Orange
Paterson
Phillipsburg
Rahway
Salem
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
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 company was formed but no evidence has been found that the system was constructed.


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