Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Middle Atlantic States New York Cambridge

Cambridge, New York

Cambridge was incorporated as a village in 1866.

The Cambridge Valley Water Company was incorporated in 1864 by M. D. Hubbard, Samuel W. Crosby, William J. Bockes, Solomon W. Warner, and J. Dorr Hall "For the purpose of supplying the said village of Cambridge Valley with pure and wholesome water"  No evidence has been found that this company built anything.

The Cambridge Water-Works Company built a system in 1886 that pumped water into a reservoir. 

Water is currently provided by New York American Water.


References and Timeline
1864 An act to incorporate the Cambridge Valley Water Company.  April 30, 1864.

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

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

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

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

1918 Thirty-Eighth Annual Report of the State Department of Health of the State of New York.
Page 277:  Cambridge. The waterworks were designed by Mr. C. T. Howley and were constructed by contract under the direction of Mr. Howley in 1887.


2017 Morris A. Pierce