Documentary History of American Water-works

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North Central States
Ohio East Liverpool

East Liverpool, Ohio

East Liverpool was incorporated as a village in 1834 and as a city in 1889.

The village built a water works system that began service on November 5, 1879 pumping water from the Ohio river to an elevated reservoir using steam engines.

Water is supplied by the city of East Liverpool.


References
1879 An act to authorize the Council of the village of East Liverpool, Columbiana county, to issue bonds for the construction of water-works.  February 5, 1879.

1879 "The Water Works," The Saturday Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), November 22, 1879, Page 2. | part 2 |
Completed and in successful operation.

1880 An act supplementary to an act to authorize the village of East Liverpool, Columbiana county, to issue bonds for the construction of water works, passed February 5, 1879.  April 9, 1880.

1882 East Liverpool, from Engineering News 9:50  (February 11, 1882)

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

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

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

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

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

1906 "A Bid Made for the Plant," The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), October 18, 1906, Page 1.
Sum of $600,000 offered for the East Liverpool Water Works.

1906 "New Machinery is very Much Needed," The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), October 30, 1906, Page 1.
An expert engineer examines East Liverpool Water Works Equipment and finds it deficient

1912 "They All Have Their Trouble with Water," Akron Beacon Journal, January 19, 1912, Page 11.
Continued cold causing a near water famine as people leave their taps open to prevent freezing.

1915 "Engineers Submit Water Works Estimate," The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), May 12, 1915, Page 1.
Figures are favorable to new location

1926 History of Columbiana County, Ohio, by Harold B. Barth
Pages 181-183:  Water Works

1984 The city of hills and kilns: life and work in East Liverpool, Ohio, by William C Gates

Water for East Liverpool, Ohio, by East Liverpool Historical Society



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