Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States New York Attica

Attica, New York

Attica was incorporated as a village in 1837.

The Attica Water Works Company was incorporated on May 1870, but did not build anything.

The Attica Water Company was incorporated on October 7, 1879 and built a gravity system that began service in December, 1879. This company bought the gas system in Attica the following year.

The Maplewood Water Works Company was incorporated on November 25, 1895 and bought the Attica Water and Gas Company on March 16, 1896.  This company was reincorporated on October 6, 1897 as the Maplewood Electric Light and Power Company.

The Attica Water, Gas and Electric Light Company was incorporated in West Virginia on February 26, 1901 and bought the Maplewood Electric Light and Power Company.

The village of Attica bought the water works from the company in 1918 for $53,000.

Water is provided by the Village of Attica.


References
1870 An act to incorporate the Attica Water Works Company.  May 6, 1870.

1871 An act to amend the act to incorporate the Attica Water-works Company, passed May sixth, eighteen hundred and seventy.  April 19, 1871

1880 An act to authorize the Attica Water Company to purchase, hold, operate and maintain the gas-works, pipes, fixtures, machinery and real estate used in connection therewith, now in the village of Attica, Wyoming county, New York. February 28, 1880.

1882 Attica, Engineering News, 9:24 (January 21, 1882)

1882 Attica, from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D. 

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

1890 "Attica," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

1891 "Attica," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1895 "New Corporations," Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), November 26, 1895, Page 1.
Maplewood Water Works Company

1896 Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), March 17, 1896, Page 4.
The property of the Attica Water and Gas Company has been purchased by the Maplewood Water Works Company of Attica, the purchasers taking possession of the property yesterday.  The directors of the new company are Messrs. Augustine S. Smith, Burley Smith, Edward T. Gray, O.P. Stockwell and Edward Vokins, all of Atica.  Fred C. Stevens, of Washington, president of the company, has ssut constructed a large reservoir on what has long been known as the Scoville farm, located about three miles south of Attica village, and which is in close conjunction with the Crow creek reservoir, which is at present the source of the water supply for the village.  The water supply during the summer has for years past been very limited indeed, and it is expected that the addition of the new reservoir will furnish abundant water to the town for all purposes.  It is also expected that the capital stock of the company will be largely increased.

1897 "Attica," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

1914 Eighth Annual Report of the Public Service Commission, Second District, for the year ended December 31, 1914.
Page 3:  The Attica Water, Gas and Electric Company
Organization: Incorporated February 26, 1901, under the laws of West Virginia. Certificate authorizing the transaction of business in the State of New York filed March 26, 1901. Succeeded to the franchises, etc., of Maplewood Electric Light and Power Company, incorporated Octobcr 6, 1897, under the Transportation Corporations Law (term fifty years) ; and The Attica Water Company, incorporated October 7, 1879, under the act for the formation of water works companies (L. 1873, ch. 737).

1916 "Will Buy Water Works and Electric Plant," The Buffalo Times, December 30, 1916, Page 3.

1917 An act to validate and legalize certain acts performed and proceedings had and taken at a special election of the electors of the village of Attica in the county of Wyoming. May 24, 1917.

1917 Application of the Village of Attics for permission to acquire by purchase the water properties of the Attica Water, Gas and Electric Company.  Approved November 22, 1917.

1918 "Attica Purchases A Service Plant," The Buffalo Times, April 12, 1918, Page 12.






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