Documentary History of American Water-works

Introduction Historical Background Chronology Geography Biography Technology Ownership and Financing General Bibliography
Pacific States
California Washington

Washington, California

Washington was founded in 1849.

The first water works were built in 1856.

The Washington County Water District was formed in 1962 to take over and operate the water system.

Water is provided by the Washington County Water District.

1882 Washington from "The Water-Supply of Certain Cities and Towns of the United States," by Walter G. Elliot, C. E., Ph. D.

1967 "Rural Water Gets Federal Loan," Auburn Journal (May 11, 1967), Page 31.

1972 Historical Notes of the Early Washington, Nevada County, California Mining District,by Robert I. Slyter

1981 "Purified Water for Washington," The Sacramento Bee (October 2, 1981), Page 28.

2014 Washington County Water District: Infrastructure Reliability, Conservation, and Efficiency Program

2015 Western Nevada County Treated and Raw Water Services Second Round Municipal Service Review
Page 2-13:  Washington was initially settled as an active gold mining community in the 1850s. The Washington County Water District (WCWD) is the only water agency serving the community. It was formed under Section 30000 of the Water Code on November 29, 1962. The District provides water through122 hook-ups that serve residents and businesses, including a campground and a bar/hotel. The Washington area is also a popular recreation destination, which results in considerable spikes in summertime water use.

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