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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Tremont

Tremont, Pennsylvania

Tremont was incorporated as a borough in 1866.

The first water works was built around 1866 by I.P. Bechtel for his own use.

The Tremont Water and Gas Company was incorporated in June, 1870 by Isaac P. Bechtel.  The company built gravity works that were completed in December, 1874.

The company was acquired by the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority on  October 1, 1994.

Water is provided by the Schuylkill County Municipal Authority


References
1870 Incorporation of Tremont Water and Gas Company

1874 Lebanon Daily News, December 14, 1874, Page 4.
The Tremont water works are completed.

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

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

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

1893: Biographical and Portrait Cyclopedia of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania: Comprising a Historical Sketch of the County, by Samuel T. Wiley
Page 175:  The borough is provided with well-equipped water works. They had their origin in 1870, when Isaac P. Bechtel constructed a small reservoir for private purposes. In 1874 the Tremont Water and Gas Company, a stock company, was organized, with Isaac P. Bechtel as president, in which position he served until his death in 1892, since which time Zechariah Batdorff has been its president.

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

1907 History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Volume 1, Edited by Adolf W. Schalck and David C. Henning
Page 315:  The Tremont Water and Gas company was organized in 1874, and Issac P. Bechtel was chosen president, in which position he served until his death in 1892.  The borough has an excellent system of water works, the outgrowth of the tireless energies of Mr. Bechtel.





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