Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania  Tamaqua

Tamaqua, Pennsylvania

Tamaqua was incorporated in 1832.

The Borough of Tamaqua was authorized to build water works in 1850, and built a gravity system that began service in 1851.

The Tamaqua Borough Water Company was formed May 6, 1993 to own and maintain the borough's water system.

Water service is provided by the Tamaqua Area Water Authority.


References
1850 An act authorizing the town council of the borough of Tamaqua to construct water works, and to borrow money, and to divide said borough into three wards; and authorizing the borough of Middletown, in Dauphin county, to borrow money.  April 2, 1850.

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

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

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

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








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