Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States New York Jordan

Jordan, New York

Jordan was incorporated as a village in 1835.

The first water works were built for fire protection by S.L. Rockwell and Company, using water power to deliver water to hydrants.  The company expanded the system to provide domestic service by pumping water to a reservoir.

The Jordan Water System built a separate system in 1889, and was acquired by the Weedsport Water Company in 1896.

The system was purchased by the Village in 1926 for $22,5000.  The village negotiated an agreement to buy water from the city of Syracuse in 1935.

Water is provided by the City of Syracuse and is then delivered through the Village of Elbridge transmission lines to the Village of Jordan water distribution system. 


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

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

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

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

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

1911 Application of the Weedsport Water Company for approval of its plans for a new and additional source of water supply.  Approved March 22, 1911.
The Weedsport Water Company was organized in 1895 and later acquired the stock and bonds of the Jordan Water Company.

1918 Annual Report of the State Department of Health for the year ending December 31, 1918.
Page 464:  Weedsport and Jordan, both supplied with water from the Weedsport Water Company.

1926 Department Reports of the State of New York, Volume 35
Pages 77-84:  In the Matter of the Application of the Village of Jordan, for Approval of Its Acquisition of the Existing Plant, Structures and Sources of Water Supplying the Village of Jordan, Onondaga County, now Owned or Controlled by the Weedsport Water Company and the Jordan Water Company Water Supply Application No. 402, Approved as modified, Water Control Commission, June 25, 1926

1935 Department Reports of the State of New York, Volume 50
Pages 526-535:  In the Matter of the Application of the Village of Jordan, for Approval of Its Acquisition of a Source
of Water Supply and of Its Financial and Engineering Plans for the Construction of a Water Supply System. Second Application. Water Supply Application No. 921, Approved as modified, Water Power and Control Commission, March 19, 1935

1936 Department Reports of the State of New York, Volume 55
Pages 251-256:  In the Matter of the Application of the Village of Jordan, Onondaga County, New York, for the Fixing of the Maximum Quantity of Water to be Taken from the Mains of Conduits of the City of Syracuse by Said Village, Through the Mains of the Village of Elbridge, and for the Fixing of the Rates or Charge to be Paid by the Village of Jordan to the City of Syracuse for the Water to be thus Taken by said Village. Third Application, Water Supply Application No. 1049.  Approved as modified, Water Power and Control Commission, August 20, 1936

1940 In the Matter of the Application of City of Syracuse, Petitioner, for a Certiorari Order against John T. Gibbs, Deputy Conservation Commissioner, and Others, Constituting the Water Power and Control Commission, Respondents. Village of Jordan, Village of Skaneateles, and Town of Skaneateles, Intervenors, Respondents, 258 App. Div. 205, January 10, 1940, Third Department

1940 In the Matter of the City of Syracuse, Respondent, against John T. Gibbs et al., Constituting the Water Power and Control Commission, Appellants, 283 N.Y. 275, July 24, 1940, Court of Appeals of the State of New York






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