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|North Central States||Ohio|
Ohio became a state in 1803.
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1852 An act to provide for the creation and regulation of Incorporated Companies in the State of Ohio. May 1, 1852.
Sec. 49. To create and regulate gas light and water companies.
act to amend the act entitled "an act to provide for the organization of
cities and incorporated villages." March 11, 1853.
§ 2. That any city, for the purpose of erecting water works, for supplying such city with water, may issue its bonds for borrowing money in any sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, at such rates of interest, at such dates, and upon such length of time as the city council of any such city may deem proper; and till moneys so borrowed shall be used and applied exclusively to the erection of such water-works, and to no other use or purpose whatever.
§ 5. For the purpose of paying the expenses of conducting and managing water works, the trustees of water works shall have power to assess and collect, from time to time, a water rent of sufficient amount, in such manner as they may deem most equitable, upon each and every tenement adjoining, abutting to, or bounded upon any street, lane, alley, public ground, square, block, or premises through which water pipe has been laid.
act to amend an act entitled "an act to provide for the organization of
cities and incorporated villages," passed May 3d, 1852, and the act
passed March 11, 1853. May 1, 1854. Allowed cities to build water works in contiguous cities or villages with their consent.
2010 History of Ohio's Water Systems by J. Douglas Brookhart and Alvin D. Wansing | for sale here |
|Note: The second column in the chronological table above shows the order in which systems were built in the state. Where no number is shown, a system was proposed but not built.|
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