Documentary History of American Water-works

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

Lansingburgh, New York

Lansingburgh was incorporated in 1771.

In 1795 Luther Emes & Co. built an aqueduct system that was in service by December, 1795 (1897, 384)  Emes had earlier built an aqueduct in Keene, New Hampshire and also built the Jamaica Pond Aqueduct in Boston that began service in August 1798.

Lansingburgh built a water system in 1884.

The adjacent City of Troy annexed Lansingburgh in 1900 and currently supplies its water.  

References
1886 Lansingburgh Water Works from Engineering News 15:317 (May 15, 1886)

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

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

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

1897 Landmarks of Rensselaer county, New York by George Baker Anderson
Page 384:  The first water works in Lansingburgh of which any information is in existence were constructed prior to or during 1795. In December of that year water was supplied to all persons desiring it, from aqueducts constructed and maintained by Luther Emes & Co.

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





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