Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States
Nevada Winnemucca

Winnemucca, Nevada

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.


References
1882 Winnemucca, Engineering News 9:263 (July 29, 1882)

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

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.

1900 "Will 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.

1972 Nevada Rural Communities Water & Waste Water Plan, Humboldt County, Pershing 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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