Documentary History of American Water-works

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Technology Cement-Lined Wrought-Iron Water Pipe Installations of Cement-Lined Wrought-Iron Water Pipe

Installations of Cement-Lined Wrought-Iron Water Pipe


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City
State
Year
Notes
1 New York City NY 1844 Beach Brothers, New York Sun establishment,
 American Railroad Journal, 33(3):42 (January 19, 1850) 
2 Jersey City NJ 1845 The first pipes were probably installed by the New-Jersey Railroad.  The Jersey City water works installed more of these pipes starting in 1855.
3 Newark NJ 1845
4 Morristown NJ 1846
5 Saratoga Springs
NY 1846
6 Rockville CT 1847
7 Cohoes NY 1848
8 Holyoke MA 1849
9 South Orange NJ 1849 The Mountain House, New Jersey Water Cure, Dr. Charles H. Meeker
 American Railroad Journal, 33(3):42 (January 19, 1850) 
10 Brooklyn NY 1850 Greenwood Cemetery, Extracts Relative to Ball's Patent Indestructible Water Pipe as a Substitute for Cast-iron Distribution Pipe (1853) Page 5
11 Madison IN 1850
12 Rockland ME 1851
13 Buffalo NY 1853
14 Watertown NY 1853
15 Bridgeport CT 1854
16 Massillon OH 1854
17 Hartford CT 1855
18 Plymouth MA 1855
19 Elizabeth NJ 1855

Yonkers NY 1855 Jonathan Ball was an incorporator of the Yonkers Water Company.
20 New Albany IN 1856
21 Pittsfield MA 1856
22 Paterson NJ 1856
23 Toronto ON 1856
24 New Britain CT 1857
25 Avon NY 1857 McRee Swift was an incorporator of the Avon Water Company.
26 Malone NY 1857
27 New York City NY 1857 Central Park, see First Annual Report of the Improvement of The Central Park, New York, January 1, 1857.
28 Brooklyn NY 1858
29 Cleveland OH 1858 Nov 1, 1858 agent of J Ball & Co in town to install 500 feet of pipes as an experiment.
30 Scranton PA 1858
31 Derby CT 1859

Columbus OH 1859 Jonathan Ball made a proposal to build water works in August, 1859.
32 Wilkes-Barre PA 1859
33 Danbury CT 1860

Indianapolis IN 1860 Jonathan Ball made a proposal to build water works in April, 1860.
34 New Haven CT 1862
35 Winchester CT 1862 Winsted Water Works.
36 Newport NH 1862
37 Syracuse NY 1863
38 Charlestown MA 1864
39 Springfield MA 1864
40 Worcester MA 1864
41 Auburn NY 1865
42 Middletown CT 1866
43 New Brunswick NJ 1866 McRee Swift was an incorporator of the New Brunswick Water Company.
44 Chelsea MA 1867
45 Middletown NY 1867
46 Waterbury CT 1868
47 Salem MA 1868 Maybe earlier? Aqueduct company installed iron pipes earlier.
48 Somerville MA 1868
49 Minneapolis MN 1868 Replaced by cast-iron pipe starting in 1868 due to failures.
50 Binghamton NY 1868
51 Ansonia CT 1869
52 Meriden CT 1869
53 Portland ME 1869
54 Ogdensburg NY 1869
55 Lock Haven PA 1869
56 Norwich CT 1870
57 Medford MA 1870
58 Saint Paul MN 1870
59 Plattsburgh NY 1870
60
Rochester NY 1870 Six miles of pipe laid for a system that was a failure.
61 Canton OH 1870
62 Stamford CT 1871
63 Rahway NJ 1871
64 Norwalk CT 1872
65 Fitchburg MA 1872
66 West Brookfield MA 1872
67 Manchester NH 1872
68 Rome NY 1872
69 Concord NH 1873
70 Chicopee MA 1877
71 Haverhill MA 1880
72 Northborough MA 1882
73 Bristol NH 1886



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