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New England States Connecticut Unionville

Unionville, Connecticut

Unionville is a village in the town of Farmington.

The Unionville Water Company was incorporated in 1860 by Amasa S. Mills, Phineas B. Goodwin, and E. P. Hatch "for the purpose of supplying the village of Unionville, in the town of Farmington, with an abundant supply of pure water for public and domestic use."  No evidence has been found that this company built anything.

Another Unionville Water Company was incorporated in 1893 by S. Frisbie, W. A. Hitchcock, George E. Taft, Lucas Richards, Frank Sanford, and David Henney "for the purpose of supplying the village of Unionville, town of Farmington, with water for public, domestic, and other uses." This company built a gravity system that began service on October, 1894.  They bought the Farmington Water Company in 1985.

The Unionville Water Company was acquired by Connecticut Water Service Co., Inc. in 2002.

Water is provided by Connecticut Water.


References
1860 Incorporating the Unionville Water Company.  May 25, 1860.

1893 Incorporating the Unionville Water Company.  March 10, 1893.

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

1885 Unionville, from Engineering News 14:46 (July 18, 1885)

1886 "Unionville," by James L. Cowles, from Memorial History of Hartford County, 1633-1884, Volume 2, edited by James Hammond Trumbull.

1891 "Unionville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 3.

1897 "Unionville," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 4.

2002 Connecticut Water Service Inc. reaches agreement to acquire Unionville Water Co., February 26, 2002.







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