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Middle Atlantic States

Waterworks in Middle Atlantic States

The Middle Atlantic states had the second largest number of waterworks in place by the end of 1800 with the number of systems in each state shown in the following table.  Numbers in parentheses indicates the number of systems that were proposed but not constructed.


Middle Atlantic
1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
New York 10
19 (4)
28 (4) 34 (9)
37 (12) 41 (12) 49 (23)
New Jersey 2
7
7 (1) 8 (4)
8 (8) 10 (8) 17 (12)
Pennsylvania 4 (1) 9 (3)
14 (5) 24 (7) 25 (8) 35 (9) 54 (21)
Delaware 0
1
1 1
1 1 1 (1)
Maryland 0 (1)
1
2 (3) 3 (4)
3 (5) 3 (5) 4 (5)
District of Columbia 0
1
1 (1) 1 (1)
1 (1) 1 (1) 2
Total
16 (2)
38 (7)
  54 (14) 71 (25)
75 (34) 92 (35)
127 (62)


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