Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States New York Goshen

Goshen, New York

Goshen was incorporated as a village in 1809.

The village built a gravity water system that began service in 1872.

Water is provided by the Village of Goshen.

1871 An act to amend an act entitled "An act to incorporate the village of Goshen," passed April eighteenth, eighteen hundred and forty-three, so as to enable the inhabitants of said village to obtain a supply of water for public and private uses.  March 27, 1871.

1881 History of Orange County, New York, by Edward Manning Ruttenber
Page 530:  Water- Works. The water-supply of Goshen was provided for in 1872. The water of Prospect Lake was used, an excellent body of water lying between two hills a mile and a half from the village. The expense was about $60,000, and is being paid in installments of 13000 each. The first commissioners were Benjamin F. Edsall, John Cooper, and N. C. Sanford. The present commissioners (December, 1880) are J. D. Day, Philip A. Power, James Scott, A. J. Moore, clerk ; P. A. Power, treasurer.

1882 Goshen, Engineering News, 9:262-263 (July 29, 1882)

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

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

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

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

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

1957 In the matter of the application of the Village of Goshen, for approval of acquisition of source of water supply, June 6, 1957.

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