Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States
Washington Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver was incorporated as a city in 1857. 

The first water works were built by the Vancouver Water Company in 1868.

The Columbia Land & Improvement Company built a competing system that began service in 1890.

The Vancouver Water Works Company bought both of the above companies in 1901.

In 1909, a 16 wood-stave transmission main and a one million gallon reservoir were constructed

The city bought the water company in 1937 for $610,000.

Water is supplied by the City of Vancouver.


References
1882 Vancouver, Engineering News, 9:114 (April 8, 1882)

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

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

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

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

1922 The Department of Public Works of Washington, Complainant vs. North Coast Power Company, Respondent
Valuation of water utility at Vancouver, including history of systems.

2018 City of Vancouver Water System History, by Tyler Clary, June 2019




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