Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States Oregon

Oregon

Oregon became a state in 1859.  The state constitution forbade incorporation of private companies by special acts of the legislature, and an 1862 general incorporation law governed the establishment of water companies.


Alphabetical
Oregon City
Portland
The Dalles

Chronological
1854
Oregon City
1857 1
Portland
1860 2 Oregon City
1862 3 The Dalles
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 company was formed but no evidence has been found that the system was constructed.


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