History of American Water-works
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.
|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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