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.
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.

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.

1876 An act to so amend the Municipal Code as to more effectually restrain municipal Councils from making contracts in excess of money on hand, and in general from doing any thing whereby city or village debts are incurred or a necessary for taxation created except in strict accordance with specific law.  April 8, 1876 [Known as the Burns' Bill.]

1908 Report of an investigation of water and sewage purification plant in Ohio, made under authority of an act of legislature, passed February 23, 1906.

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The State of Ohio requires community water systems to identify and map areas of their distribution systems that are known or likely to contain lead service lines.


Alphabetical
Akron
Bellaire
Bellville
Bellevue
Canton
Chillicothe
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Columbus
Crestline
Dayton
East Liverpool
Elyria
Fairport Harbor
Grand River
Ironton
Kendal
Lancaster
Lisbon
Lorain
Mansfield
Massillon
Middletown
Norwalk
Piqua
Portsmouth
Salem
Sidney
Steubenville
Tiffin
Toledo
Urbana
Venice
Wadsworth
Waynesburg
West Cleveland
Wooster
Xenia
Youngstown
Zanesville

Chronological
1810 1
Steubenville
1815 2 Wooster
1817 3 Zanesville
1818 4 Kendal
1820 5 Cincinnati
1826
Dayton
1829
Fairport Harbor
1833
Cleveland
1835
Venice
1836
Grand River
1836 6 Akron
1837
Lorain
1840 7 Lisbon
1847
Xenia
1850
Bellville
1851
Chillicothe
1852
Middletown
1853
Columbus
1854 8 Massillon
1856 9 Cleveland
1857 10 Waynesburg
1862 11 Salem
1870 12 Canton
1870 13 Dayton
1871 14 Columbus
1871 15 Norwalk
1872 16 Bellaire
1872 17 Crestline
1872 18 Ironton
1872 19 Mansfield
1872 20 Portsmouth
1872 21 Youngstown
1873 22 Sidney
1873 23 Toledo
1874 24 Bellevue
1875 25 Middletown
1876 26 Piqua
1876 27 Sandusky
1877 28 Lancaster
1878 29 Urbana
1878 30 West Cleveland
1879 31 East Liverpool
1879 32 Elyria
1879 33 Tiffin
1882 34 Wadsworth
1884 35 Lorain
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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