Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Phoenixville

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Phoenixville was incorporated as a borough in 1849.

The borough built a water system in 1872 that pumped water from the Schuylkill River into an elevated reservoir using steam engines.

Water is provided by the Borough of Phoenixville.


References
1872 An act to authorize the borough of Phoenixville to erect water and gas works, and to supply the said borough with water and gas.  April 4, 1872.

1873 Reading Times, September 27, 1873, Page 4.
Samuel Moses, Esq., Treasurer of the Phoenixville Water Company, a few days previous to the suspension of Jay Cooke & Co., due from their banking houses in Philadelphia $150,000, being the proceeds of the sale of water bonds.

1881 Phoenixville, from Engineering News, 8:365 (September 10, 1881)

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

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

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

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

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




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