|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Biography||William J. McAlpine|
William J. McAlpine was born on April 30, 1812 in New York City.
He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and its President from 1868 to 1869. He was the first American elected to membership in the Institution of Civil Engineers of Great Britain.
McAlpine died on February 16, 1890 in Staten Island, New York.
|William J. McAlpine's Water Works Experience|
|Buffalo||NY||1850||Consulted on design of system|
|Albany||NY||1850-1852||Designed and built new system
|Brooklyn||NY||1851-1853||Reports on new system|
|Chicago||IL||1851-1854||Designed and built new system.|
|New Bedford||MA||1864-1869||Designed and built new system|
|Hartford||CT||1865-1867||Designed new reservoir on Trout Brook|
|Burlington||VT||1866||Report on water supply|
|Schenectady||NY||1867||Report to water commissioners|
|Montréal||QC||1869||Report on water works|
|Norfolk||VA||1871-1873||Designed and built new water works|
|Manchester||NH||1871||Report on water supply|
|Troy||NY||1872||Report on water sources|
|Buffalo||NY||1874||Consulted on location of new reservoir.|
|Wilmington||DE||1877||Report on completion of Cool Spring Reservoir|
|Staten Island||NY||1879||Chief Engineer of Staten Island Water Company|
|San Francisco||CA||1879||Report on water supply|
|New York City||CA||1882||Report on water supply.|
|Toronto||ON||1886||Report on water supply by gravitation|
1850 Report made to the water commissioners of the city of Albany, August 1, 1850, on the proposed projects for supplying the city with water by William J. McAlpine
1851 Report made to the Water Commissioners of the City of Chicago, September 26, 1851, on supplying the city with water by William J. M'Alpine, Civil Engineer.
1851 Report of the Standing Committee on Water: And Communications of W.J. M'Alpine and J.B. Jervis, Esqs. Engineers, on the Subject of Water for the City of Brooklyn, presented December 22, 1851, by Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Common Council. Water Committee, William Jarvis McAlpine, John Bloomfield Jervis
1852 Report made to the Water Committee, of the Common Council of the City of Brooklyn, April 15th, 1852 on supplying the city with water, by William Jarvis McAlpine.
Island Water Works Company," Brooklyn Evening Star,
September 27, 1853, Page 3.
In the preliminary investigations and surveys, John B. Jarvis, Wm. J. McAlpine, Ward B. Burnett, Daniel Marsh, and J.S. Stoddard, Esqs. have been consulted or employed.
1865 Report of the Joint Special Committee of the City Council of New Bedford: On the Introduction of Fresh Water, with the Report of Wm. J. McAlpine, the Analysis of Prof. Chace New Bedford (Mass.). City Council, George Ide Chace, William Jarvis McAlpine
1866 Report of the committee on water works, with the analysis of lake and river water by H. M. Seely and report of W. J. McAlpine, Burlington, Vt. City Council.
1866 Report of D. C. Linsley, Engineer of Burlington City Water Works, to the City Council: Made in Compliance with a Resolution Passed August 6, 1886, Instructing Him "To Report to the Board Such Plan for the Construction of Water Works As, in His Opinion, Should be Adopted."
1866 Reply of Wm. J. McAlpine, to the report of D.C. Linsley, engineer of Burlington city water works, made to the city council October 7, 1866, by William J McAlpine
1867 Report of the Hon. Wm. J. McAlpine . to the Water Commissioners of the City of Schenectady, A.D. 1867.
1868 Review of the McAlpine pumping machine : recently constructed for the New Bedford Water Works, by Roswell E. Briggs, with an introduction by Hon. William J. McAlpine
1869 Report of W.J. McAlpine, Esq., C.E. on the water works of the city of Montreal
1870 Montreal water works. A reply to Cooke & Plunkett's pamphlet by William J. McAlpine
1871 Report and plans of the Hon. W. J. McAlpine for a supply of water for the city of Norfolk, February, 1871.
1871 Report on the water supply for the city of Manchester, by William J. McAlpine, civil engineer, made May 27, 1871.
1872 For the City of Troy: A Report made to the Water Commissioners by Hon. Wm. J. McAlpine, together with Analyses of the Waters from the Different Sources Examined.
1879 Report made to the Staten Island Water Supply Company for supplying the village of New Brighton, Edgewater, and Port Richmond, Staten Island, with pure and wholesome water, by William Jarvis McAlpine;
1879 A Memoir on the Water Supply of the City of San Francisco, by Wm. J. McAlpine
1882 A report of a plan for supplementing the Croton water supply to the City of New York from the Ramapo District, by William J. McAlpine. April 30, 1882.
1886 Report to the City Council of Toronto on the proposed water supply by gravitation [microform] : from the Oak Ridge Lakes and the rivers Don and Rouge, with map, &c., by William J. McAlpine and Kivas Tully
1890 "William Jarvis McAlpine," Engineering News 23:178-179; 182 (February 22, 1890)
1890 "William Jarvis McAlpine," Engineering News 23:223-225 (March 8, 1890)
1890 "William Jarvis McAlpine," Minutes of the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers 100:396-400
1916 "William Jarvis McAlpine," from Memorial encyclopedia of the state of New York : a life record of men and women of the past whose sterling character and energy and industry have made them preeminent in their own and many other states by Charles E. Fitch
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