Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Dunmore

Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Dunmore was incorporated as a borough in 1862.

The Dunmore Gas and Water Company was incorporated in 1867 and built a gravity system that began operating.  The company ran into water supply issues and was bought by the Scranton Gas and Water Company in 1900.

The system went through a number of ownership changes before coming part of the American Water Works Company in 1996.

Water is provided by Pennsylvania American Water.


References
1867 An act to incorporate the Dunmore Gas and Water Company.  April 5, 1867.

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

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

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

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

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

1900 "Dunmore Water Works Pass Into New Hands," The Scranton Republican, October 19, 1900, Page 5.
The Dunmore Gas and Water Company has sold it plant and business to the Scranton Gas and Gas Company.
The stock will be transferred to the new owners today.  The consideration is not given out.
The Dunmore reservoir was almost dry and water from the Scanton company's dams was yesterday turned into the Dunmore plant.




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