Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic New York

New York State

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

References
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) 


Alphabetical
Albany
Amsterdam
Argyle
Auburn
Avon
Binghamton
Brooklyn
Buffalo
Burlington Flats
Cambridge
Camden
Canajoharie
Canandaigua
Catskill
Cherry Valley
Chester
Cohoes
Cooperstown
Coxsackie
Elmira
Fayetteville
Fort Ann
Fort Edward
Fort Plain
Frankfort
Fredonia
Geneva
Gilboa
Hamilton
Howard
Hudson
Ithaca
Johnstown
Kingston
Lansingburgh
Lebanon Springs
Lewiston
Little Falls
Lockport
Long Island City
Machias
Malone
Manlius
Medina
New York City
Newburgh
Niagara Falls
Ogdensburg
Ossining
Phelps
Pike
Plattsburgh
Potsdam
Poughkeepsie
Preble
Rochester
Rome
Salina
Saratoga Springs
Schaghticoke
Schenectady
Schoharie
Southampton
Syracuse
Troy
Utica
Waterford
Watertown
West Point
Westernville
Whitehall
Whitesboro
Williamsville
Yonkers

Chronological
1678 1 Albany
1775 2 New York City
1786 3 Hudson
1794 4 Cooperstown
1795 5 Lansingburgh
1797 6 Geneva
1798 7 Troy
1798 8 Lebanon Springs
1799 9
Schenectady
1799 10 Whitesboro
1800 11 Fort Edward
1802
Hamilton
1802 12 Utica
1803 13 Catskill
1804
Coxsackie
1804 14 Kingston
1805 15 Argyle
1805 16 Schaghticoke
1806 17 Fort Ann
1806 18 Little Falls
1806
Newburgh
1807
Waterford
1810 19 Malone
1810 20 Johnstown
1814 21 Phelps
1816 22 Canandaigua
1817 23 Manlius
1817 24 Newburgh
1817 25
Pike
1818 26 Plattsburgh
1819 27
Schoharie
1820 28 Amsterdam
1820
Cherry Valley
1820 29 Rochester
1821
Syracuse
1822 30 Ithaca
1824 31 Potsdam
1825
Salina
1825 32 Saratoga Springs
1826
Watertown
1827
Lewiston
1827
Ogdensburg
1827 33 Southampton
1828 34 Whitehall
1829 35 Buffalo
1829
Niagara Falls
1830 36 West Point
1832
Brooklyn
1832
Rome
1834 37 Chester
1835 38 Poughkeepsie
1836
Fayetteville
1837 39 Burlington Flats
1838
Williamsville
1843 40 Syracuse
1844 41 Camden
1848 42 Cohoes
1849 43 Gilboa
1851
Auburn
1851
Frankfort
1851
Machias
1851 44 Ossining
1851
Westernville
1852 45 Canajoharie
1853 46 Watertown
1854
Howard
1855
Yonkers
1857 47 Avon
1857
Binghamton
1857
Fort Plain
1857
Fredonia
1858 48 Brooklyn
1860 49 Medina
1861 50 Elmira
1863 51 Lockport
1863 52
Preble
1864
Cambridge
1864
Long Island City
1865 53 Auburn
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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