Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography

Biography of American Water-Works

The people who designed, built, and operated water-works faced enormous challenges.    is arranged in order of the date that a water-works systems first delivered water.  Where the date of initial operation is not known, the date of initial pipe installation is shown.  The table also shows the year that different types of pipe were first used, the type of system (gravity, reservoir, standpipe, tank, direct pressure), the initial manufacturer of pumping engines



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