|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
Winnemucca was founded in 1868 and incorporated as a city in 1917.
The first water works were built in 187 by W. W. Montague and others..
The Winnemucca Water & Light Company was incorporated in California in 1900 and took over the system.
The Sierra Pacific Power Company acquired the Winnemucca system in 1982.
The City of Winnemucca bought the system from Sierra Pacific Power in 1985.
Water is supplied by the
City of Winnemucca.
1882 Winnemucca, Engineering News 9:263 (July 29, 1882)
from Manual of American Water Works,
1890 "Winnemucca," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.
1891 "Winnemucca," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.
1897 "Winnemucca," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.
Improve Winnemucca," The San Francisco Call, November 9,
1900, Page 9
Francis Smith, W. W. Montague, Joseph M. Quay, Horace Davis and F. W. G Maehus have incorporated the Winnemucca Water and Light Company. The capital stock is $100,000, of which $500 have been subscribed.
Rural Communities Water & Waste Water Plan, Humboldt County,
Page 53: The Winnemucca water system is owned and operated by the California-Pacific Utilities Company , which is the successor of the Winnemucca Water and Light Company . The Company's headquarters is in San Francisco, California.
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