Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States Ohio

Ohio

Ohio became a state in 1803.

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References
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.

1853 An 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.

1854 An 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 amendatory thereto,
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


Alphabetical
Akron
Bellville
Chillicothe
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Fairport Harbor
Grand River
Kendal
Lisbon
Lorain
Massillon
Salem
Steubenville
Venice
Waynesburg
Xenia
Zanesville

Chronological
1810 1
Steubenville
1817 2 Zanesville
1818 3 Kendal
1820 4 Cincinnati
1829
Fairport Harbor
1833
Cleveland
1835
Venice
1836
Grand River
1836 5 Akron
1837
Lorain
1840 6 Lisbon
1847
Xenia
1850
Bellville
1851
Chillicothe
1854 7 Massillon
1856 8 Cleveland
1857 9 Waynesburg
1862 10 Salem
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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