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New England

Waterworks in New England States

More than half of the waterworks systems operating by the end of 1800 were in New England.  The following table showing the number of communities with operating systems.  Numbers in parentheses indicates the number of systems that were proposed but not constructed.

New England Water Works Association, established in 1882, is a section of the American Water Works Association


New England
1800 1810 1820 1830 1840 1850 1860
Maine 3
5 (1)
7 (1) 9 (2)
13 (3) 14 (3) 16 (4)
New Hampshire 4
8
11 14 (4)
17 (5) 17 (7) 21 (7)
Vermont 3 6
12 (1) 15 (2) 16 (3) 19 (3) 21 (7)
Massachusetts 15 (7)
21 (7)
24 (7) 29 (7)
33 (7) 39 (7) 42 (10)
Rhode Island 2
4
4 4
4 4 4 (2)
Connecticut 6
9 (2)
10 (2) 11 (2)
14 (2) 16 (2) 21 (4)
Total
33 (7)
53 (10)
  68 (11) 82 (17) 97 (20) 109 (23)
125 (34)

References
1882-1885 Transactions of the New England Water Works Association | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 |

1886 Journal of the New England Water Works Association | NEWWA Journal on archive.org | NEWWA Journal on HathiTrust

Volume 1 Sep 1886 - Jun 1887
Volume 2 Sep 1887 - Jun 1888
Volume 3 Sep 1888 - Jun 1889
Volume 4 Sep 1889 - Jun 1890
Volume 5 Sep 1890 - Jun 1891
Volume 6 Sep 1891 - Jun1892
Volume 7 Sep 1892 - Jun 1893
Volume 8 Sep 1893 - Jun 1894
Volume 9 Sep 1894 - Jun 1895
Volume 10 Sep 1895 - Jun 1896
Volume 11 Sep 1896 - Jun 1897
Volume 12 Sep 1897 - Jun 1898
Volume 13 Sep 1898 - Jun 1899
Volume 14 Sep 1899 - Jun 1900
Volume 15 Sep 1900 - Dec 1901
Volume 16 1902
Volume 17 1903
Volume 18 1904
Volume 19 1905
Volume 20 1906
Volume 21 1907
Volume 22 1908
Volume 23 1909
Volume 24 1910
Volume 25 1911
Volume 26 1912
Volume 27 1913
Volume 28 1914
Volume 29 1915
Volume 30 1916
Volume 31 1917
Volume 32 1918
Volume 33 1919
Volume 34 1920
Volume 35 1921
Volume 36 1922

1916 Index to the Transactions and Proceedings of the New England Water Works Association 1882-1915

1937 Municipal Water Supplies of New England, Carol Y. Mason, Economic Geography, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Oct., 1937), pp. 347-364

1950 Index to the Transactions and Journal of the New England Water Works Association 1882-1950  | Subject | Author |

1950 Index to the Transactions and Journal of the New England Water Works Association 1950-1960  | Subject | Author |

1984 Hard Choices: Supplying Water to New England Towns, Letty Anderson, The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Vol. 15, No. 2 (Autumn, 1984), pp. 211-234

1988 "Fire and Disease:  The Development of Water Supply Systems in New England, 1870-1900," by Letty Anderson, Technology and the Rise of the Networked City in Europe and America, by Joel A. Tarr and Gabriel Dupuy, pages 137-156.

2006 New England Water Supplies A Brief History, by Marcis Kempe, Journal of the New England Water Works Association 120(3)  (September 2006)




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