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New England States Massachusetts Egremont

Egremont, Massachusetts

Egremont was first settled in 1722.

The North Egremont Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1853 by William W. Stillman, Henry Dewey, and Ephraim Baldwin "for the purpose of supplying inhabitants of the village of North Egremont with good water."

The South Egremont Water Company was incorporated in 1912 by Roscoe C. Taft, William C. Dalzell, William L. Bliss and George H. Read "for the purpose of furnishing the inhabitants of the village of South Egremont and vicinity with water for the extinguishing of fires, and for domestic and other purposes."  This company built a system that was purchased by the town of Egremont on September 30, 1996.

The North Egremont Water Company was incorporated in 1912 by Elmer L. Corthell, George Boice, Dwight F. Stillman, Eugene Brummel and Seeley Doty, "for the purpose of supplying the inhabitants of the village of North Egremont, and other inhabitants of the town of Egremont whose dwellings are within a radius of one mile from the geographical centre of said village, with water for the extinguishment of fires and for domestic and other purposes."  Although this company received permission to build a system from the state department of health, it apparently did not do so.

Water is provided by the Town of Egremont.


References
1853 An Act to incorporate the North Egremont Aqueduct Company.  May 11, 1853.

1902 An Act to authorize the Great Barrington Fire District to supply the inhabitants of the town of Egremont with water.  June 3, 1902.

1905 An Act to extend the time within which the Great Barrington Fire District may supply the inhabitants of the town of Egremont with water.  February 17, 1905.

1912 An act to incorporate the South Egremont Water Company.  April 6, 1912.

1912 An act to incorporate the North Egremont Water Company.  May 21, 1912.

1912 "North Egremont Water Company," August 1, 1912 Forty-Fourth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts (1913)  Approves the proposed plan.

1912 "South Egremont Water Company," June 25, 1912 Forty-Fourth Annual Report of the State Board of Health of Massachusetts (1913)  Approves the proposed plan.





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