|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Middle Atlantic States||New Jersey|
New Jersey became a state in 1787.
New Jersey Water Association | New Jersey Section, American Water Works Association
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 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.
|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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