Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography

Technology Horse Pumps

Horse Pumps Used in American Waterworks

Horse pumps were used in several early waterworks systems:

1899 New York City

1820 Cincinnati

1825 Detroit

1833 Pleasant Hill, Kentucky

1833 Murfreesboro, Tennessee, horse-drawn railway delivered tubs of water to an elevated reservoir

1837 South Union, Kentucky



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