Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Massachusetts Warren

Warren, Massachusetts

Warren was first settled in 1664.

The Warren Aqueduct Company was formed in 1837 and built a system that was still in service in 1902 but ceased operating by 1915.

The Aqueduct Company built a small system in 1872 that was still in operation in 1889 but ceased operating by 1915.  In 1889 it was managed by Henry Greene.

Joseph W. Hastings built a small water system in 1875 that was still in operation in 1889 but ceased operating by 1915.

The Town of Warren built a small fire protection system around 1886 that was supplied by a steam pump owned by the Steam Pump Company.

Wilson H. Fairbanks installed fire protection piping in 1888. 

The Town was Warren was authorized to establish water works in 1920, but the authorization was repealed in 1920 when the Warren Water District was incorporated.

The Warren Water District was established in 1920 with three elected commissioners.

The Thorndike Company was authorized to provide water service in the Town of Warren in 1922 and built a system that was acquired by the West Warren Water Company on January 1, 1933.

The West Warren Water Company was incorporated on August 31, 1932 and was bought by the West Warren Water District on September 8, 1971.  

The West Warren Water District was incorporated on April 8, 1971.

Water is provided by the Warren Water District and the West Warren Water District.


References
1888 "Warren," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 1.

1889 "Water Supply of Warren," from Examinations by the State Board of Health of the Water Supplies and inland waters of Massachusetts, 1887-1890

1890 "Warren," from Manual of American Water Works, Volume 2.

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

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

1915 An act to authorize the town of Warren to supply itself and its inhabitants with water.  April 12, 1915.

1920 An act to establish the Warren Water District.  April 30, 1920.

1922 An act extending the corporate powers of the Thorndike Company.  May 20, 1922.

1924 An act removing the authority of the Thorndike Company to supply water in the town of Warren and to contract for the sale and delivery of electricity and declaring such company subject to the general business corporation laws.  March 5, 1924.

1931 An act establishing the West Warren Water District.  June 9, 1931.

1971 An act to establish the West Warren Water District in the Town of Warren.  April 8, 1971.




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