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This is a list of some notable longer aqueducts built in America for water supply:
||Bored wood logs||Springs||Unsuccessful either to bad construction or broken up by neighbor
||Bored wood logs||Springs|
|1798||Albany||NY||5||Benjamin Prescott||Bored wood logs||Springs at Five Mile House||Unsuccessful, replaced by aqueduct from Mazelant Kill
|1798||Boston||MA||5||Aqueduct Corporation||Bored wood logs||Jamaica Pond||One mile replaced by iron pipe in 1822, all replaced with iron in
|1800||Albany||NY||3.5||Albany Water Works Co.||Bored wood logs||Mazelant Kill||Replaced with cast iron in 1813
|1801||Philadelphia||PA||0.83||City of Philadelphia||Bricks||Schuylkill River||4,400 feet long, 6 foot diameter, also functioned as a reservoir holding about 900,000 gallons|
|1842||New York City||NY||40½||72||City of New York||Masonry
||Croton Reservoir||7 ft. 5 in. wide and 8 ft. 6 in. high, ultimately delivered 95 MGD
|1848||Boston||MA||14.5||7.5||City of Boston||Brick||Lake Cochituate||5 ft. wide, 6 ft. 4 in. high, able to deliver 10 MGD
||47||City of Brooklyn
||10 ft. wide, 9 ft. 8 in. high
||68||Corps of Engineers||Masonry
||Potomac Great Falls||9 ft. diameter, Capacity increased to 100 MGD in the 1930s
|1862||Baltimore||MD||3.6||20||City of Baltimore||Brick||Lake Swann||24.75 sq ft
||Rochester Water Works Co.||Wood staves||Smithton Creek||24 inch conduit, completed September 27, 1870, but never operated.
|1873||Virginia City||NV||8||2.3||Virginia and Gold Hill Water Company||Riveted wrought iron pipe||Very high water pressure 750 psig|
|1876||Rochester||NY||30||7||City of Rochester||Wrought Iron||Honeoye Lake|
|1878||Boston||MA||15||110||City of Boston||Sudbury Aqueduct|
|1879||Williamsport||PA||100||Tide-Water Pipe Line Company.||First long distance oil pipelin;, used Holly triplex pumps that were adapted from water works designs.|
|1881||Tombstone||AZ||27||Wrought iron||Springs||Still in use|
|1890||New York City||NY||33||300||City of New York||Second Croton Aqueduct|
|1892||Denver||CO||17||35||Denver Union Water Company
||Wood Stave||Platte River||48-inch diameter
|1893||Chicago||IL||100||Waukesha Hygeia Mineral Water Company||6-inch cast iron||Hygeia Springs||Supplied drinking water to the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago.|
|1913||Los Angeles||CA||233||313||City of Los Angeles||Various||Owens Valley||Second aqueduct opened in 1970.
|1917||New York City||NY||163||880||City of New York||Catskill Aqueduct|
|1926||Washington||DC||11||120||Corps of Engineers||Runs parallel to 1859 aqueduct|
|1934||San Francisco||CA||167||400||City of San Francisco||Hetch Hetchy Reservoir|
1880 "Aqueduct," from Appletons' Cyclopedia of Applied Mechanics, 1:83-92, edited by Page Benjamin
1886 "Aqueduct," from Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia 1:181-184
Big Water Project," Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New
York), November 24, 1888, Page 1.
Cleveland, Nov. 23. - A project is on foot among capitalists here to supply the cities and towns of Ohio with water from Lake Erie. They think a large pipe line 230 miles long can be operated as successfully as tbe small pipe 600 miles long, which carries oil to Chicago. It is designed to run the water pipe line direct to Columbus and thence to Cincinnati. Reservoirs are to be constructed for securing an uninterrupted flow in case of accident. The main line would be tapped to supply smaller cities.
Water from Bladensburg," Evening Star (Washington, DC),
February 8, 1889, Page 1.
Senator Gorman to-day introduced a joint resolution to enable the United States to accept from James Crutchett a present of the springs of spa water at Bladensburg, Md. The resolution contains an appropriation of $35,000 to bring the water to Washington in iron pipes.
Boston Globe, August 2, 1889, Page 8.
One of the Saratoga newspapers, "The Union," states that it is proposed to lay a pipe line from Saratoga Springs to New York for the transportation of water of one of the springs to Troy, Albany, Poughkeepsie, New York, and Brooklyn.
1889 Boston Herald,
August 3, 1889, Page 4.
A pipe line to convey spa water from Saratoga to New York City in the latest project. This ought to save the expense of going to Saratoga, anyhow.
1889 "Milk By Pipe Line," The New York Sun, December 22, 1889, Page 24.
1890 "A Milk Pipe Line," The News (Frederick, Maryland), March 19, 1890, Page 1.
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