|Introduction||Historical Background||Chronology||Geography||Biography||Technology||Ownership and Financing||General Bibliography|
|Middle Atlantic States||New York||Preble|
Preble was organized as a town in 1808.
The Preble Water Company was incorporated in 1863 by David Jacobs, Caleb D. Kirmer, Thomas J. Howard, Matthias Van Hoesen. John Green, Edmund Kelly. Benton Capron, John J. Out, Seth P. Kelsey, and Horatio Van Buskirk "for the purpose of supplying the several members of this corporation and those associated with them with water ... and may lay and construct or repair now laid and constructed any pipes, conduits, aqueducts, wells, reservoirs." The language in the charter indicates that some pipes were "now laid," but no additional information has been found about this system.
Another Preble Water Company built a system in 1895.
An attempt was made to form a Preble Water District in 1934, which apparently did not happen. A Preble Water Works was operating in 1939, and may have become the current Preble Water Association.
Water is currently provided by the Preble Water Association, PWS No. NY1101760.
1855 Map of Cortland County, New York : from actual surveys, Shows location of Preble
1863 An act to incorporate the Preble Water Company. May 5, 1863.
1876 Map of Preble Township
of Cortland county, with illustrations and biographical sketches of
some of its prominent men and pioneers, by Henry Perry Smith
Pages 395-404: History of the Town of Preble
Pages 401-404: Preble Corners
Tully Times, October 26, 1895, Page 3.
The Preble Water Co. have nearly completed their works. Every family can be supplied if need be.
Cortland Democrat, July 6, 1934, Page 1.
Preble Organizes for Water System with TERA Aid. A majority signified approval of the organization of the Preble water district at the hearing before the town board Monday night. A few expressions of opposition were heard by the board.
Cortland Democrat, September 1, 1939, Page 1.
Prebleó Preble's water supply seems to be exhausted. Local residents are drawing water in milk cans. Wells and springs are dry this summer that were never known to be dry before. Much of the local supply is piped from springs.
Tully Tmes, April 18, 1946, Page 8.
The Preble Water Works, Inc. held a special meeting Thursday April 4 to discuss taking on another member. It was agreed that there were 16 already and that would be the limit with no new members.
Standard, October 3, 1947, Page 4.
Officers for the year were elected to succeed themselves at a meeting of the Preble Water Works. Thomas Moss was elected president and Leslie Bartholomew, secretary and treasurer. The fiscal year was voted to hereafter begin on October 1, and all water rents due at that time are to be paid to Leslie Bartholomew, treasurer.
Tully Times, October 23, 1952, Page 5.
Preble Water works held their annual meting at the fire house Monday evening.
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