Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States New York College Point

College Point, New York

College Point was incorporated as a in 1837 and was consolidated into the City of New York in 1898.

The village of College Point was authorized to buy water from the proposed Village of Flushing Water Works in 1872, but chose to build their own system that began service in January, 1875.

Water is provided by the City of New York.


References
1872 An act to provide for supplying the village of College Point, in the county of Queens, with pure and wholesome water.  May 6, 1872.

1873 An act to provide for supplying the village of College Point, in the county of Queens, with pure and wholesome water.  May 23, 1873.

1883 College Point , Engineering News, 10:145 (March 31, 1883)

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

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

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

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

1897 "College Point Water Works," The New York Times, August 21, 1897, Page 10.
The pumping station of the College Point Water Works is to be fitted out with new machinery.  There is some talk to the effect that when the village becomes part of Greater New York the three water plants in the town will be consolidated.  The plants represent an outlay of $1,000,000.

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

2016 Flushing Pumping Station, Queens, by Sergey Kadinski, July 31, 2016
Shows location of College Point Water Works Pumping Station






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