Documentary History of American Water-works

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Pacific States
Utah Corinne

Corinne, Utah

Corinne was incorporated in 1870.

The first water works was built by Hiram House in 1869, pumping water from the Bear River into a tank and distributed through wooden tanks.  This system was discontinued around 1875, but restarted again in 1891 and used until 1912, when a new water supply was obtained from springs at the foot of the mountain a few miles east.

Water is supplied by the City of Corinne.


References
1914 "Corinne's New Water Supply," The Ogden Standard, May 6, 1914, Page 7.

1941 "The Gentile City of Corinne," by Bernice Gibbs Anderson, Utah Historical Quarterly 9(3-4):141-154 (July, September, 1941)
Page 149:  In 1869, Hiram House, one of the city founders, put in a water system for the city, which was probably the first in the state. Water was pumped from the Bear River into a huge tank and run through wooden pipes until about 1875 or 1876, when it was discontinued. Water was then hauled from the river and sold from door to door, selling for 20c a barrel. 24 From 1891 the system was again used until 1912, when a new water supply was obtained from springs at the foot of the mountain a few miles east.

1949-1964  Papers Concerning Corinne Water Works, by Dean F. Peterson and Alvin A. Bishop

2006 The Diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Utah Years, 1871-1886, by Charles Ora Card
Page 135:  The water was turned into the water pipes of Corinne Water Works today.

Bishop and Peterson Professional Engineers papers, 1948-1972


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