|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Middle Atlantic||New York|
The first permanent European settlers New York arrived in the early 17th Century and settled along the Hudson River. New York was the most populous state from 1810 to 1962.
Waterworks corporations were required to secure a charter from the state legislature before 1873. Villages were given the right to establish waterworks without state legislation in 1875.
New York Water Environmental Association | New York Rural Water Association | New York Section, American Water Works Association
1875 An act to authorize the villages of the State of New York to furnish pure and wholesome water to the inhabitants thereof, April 29, 1875
1977 "Water Works History: A Comparison of Albany, Utica, Syracuse, and Rochester" by Joseph W. Barnes, Rochester History 29(1):1-24 (July 1977)
|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 system was proposed but not built.|
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