Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States
New Jersey Madison

Madison, New Jersey

Madison was incorporated as a borough in 1889.

The Madison Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1862 with Alfred M. Tredwell, Mordecai T. Runyon, Francis S. Lathrop, Edward Thebaud, Ellis Porter, Frank Lathrop and David Pierson appointed commissioners to sell stock "to bring and convey into Madison and its vicinity, by means of pipes, conduits, forcing pumps or other machinery, water from Brookfield's Pond, or from some spring or springs."

Another Madison Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1872 by Alfred M. Tredwell, Jonathan Dwight, Hugh A. Toler, James A. Webb, Stephen Paulmier,
George Pomeroy, Ambrose E. Kitchell, George E. Danforth, and George Chapman, "for supplying the village of Madison, and the places adjacent thereto, with water sufficient for extinguishing fires, culinary and other family uses, watering the streets, and such other purposes as may conduce to the health and comfort of the citizens."

Neither of the above companies built anything.

The Borough of Madison built a system that began operation on May 1, 1891, pumping water from a well into a stand-pipe.  The contractor was Moffett, Hodgkins & Clarke of Syracuse.

Water is provided by the Borough of Madison.


References
1862 An act to incorporate the Madison Aqueduct Company.  March 13, 1862.

1872 An act to incorporate the Madison Aqueduct Company.  March 8, 1872.

1873 A supplement to the act entitled "An act to incorporate the Madison Aqueduct Company," approved March eighth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-two. April 3, 1873.

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

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

1931 "Madison Water System will be connected with Morristown lines soon," The Madison Eagle, August 14, 1931, Page 1.

1941 "Madison Water System is 50 years old today," The Madison Eagle, May 1, 1941, Page 1. | Part 2 on Page 11 |







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