Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Summit Hill

Summit Hill, Pennsylvania

Summit Hill was incorporated as

The Summit Hill Water Company was incorporated on October 4, 1876 and build a system that began operation in January, 1877.

The water company was bought by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company in May, 1927. 

The Summit Hill Water Authority was incorporated on August 1, 1950 and purchased the water company on April 24, 1953 for $170,000

Water is provided by the Summit Hill Water Authority.


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

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

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

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

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

1927 "L.C. & N. Buys Summit Hill Water Company," Standard-Sentinel (Hazelton, Pennsylvania), May 17, 1927, Page 13.
The Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company has purchased the Summit Hill Water Company  The new owners paid $42 per share for the 2300 existing shares.

1949 "L. N. C. Proposes Sale of Water Companies," Mauch-Chunk Times-News, May 10, 1949, Page 1.

1950 "An ordinance relating to the formation of the Summit Hill Water Authority," Mauch-Chunk Times-News, July 20, 1950, Page 6.

1953 "Summit Hill Sells Water Works to Authority," The Plain Speaker (Hazelton, Pennsylvania), April 25, 1953, Page 3.
The Summit Hill Water Authority purchased the Summit Hill Water Co. for $170,000 yesterday.

Records of the Summit Hill Water Company (1876-1954) are included in the archives of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company held by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.




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