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Walton, New York

Walton was incorporated as a village in 1851.

The Walton Water Company was incorporated May 29, 1879 and built a gravity system that began service in September, 1879.

The village bought the water company in 1963 for $150,000.

Water is provided by the Village of Walton.

1880 An act to validate the certificate of incorporation, and to legalize the acts of the Walton Water Company.  May 20, 1880

1880 The History of Delaware County
Pages 335-336:  WATER WORKS
The Walton Water Company was organized in May, 1879, with a capital of $15,000.
The reservoir of the company is located on Third brook, about one and one-half miles from the village, and there are two hundred and six feet fall from the reservoir to the village. The water is carried by an eight-inch iron pipe. Water for fire purposes is now supplied, free of charge, through seventeen double-discharge Matthews non-freezing hydrants. The hydrants are owned by the corporation of the village of Walton. There is "head" enough to furnish power for printing presses, turning lathes, mills, etc. The engineer in charge of the works was Mr. William B. Rider, of Norwalk, Conn. The contractors were Messrs. Sherman and Flagler, of Utica, N.Y.
The following is a list of the officers of the water company: President, Strong Comstock; secretary, N. C. Wood; treasurer, George O. Mead; superintendent, John S. Eells; counsel, N. C. and M. W. Marvin; directors, Strong Comstock, N. C. Wood, H. M. Ladd, George W. Fitch and S. Henry St. John.
The reservoir will hold from twelve to fourteen millions of gallons of water, and is fed by numerous living springs, making the water exceedingly cool and healthy, and giving an ample supply for fire purposes. The dam is very strong. The gate-house, inlet and waste pipes and all attachments are very complete, making the work as a whole equal to any in this part of the State, and superior to most for fire purposes.

1882 Walton, Engineering News, 9:419 (December 9, 1882)

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

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

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

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

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

1904 Annual Report of the State Department of Health
Page 224:  Village of Walton

1916 Annual Statistical Report of the Department of Health for the year ending December 31, 1916
Page 658: Walton

1924 Walton Water Co. v. Village of Walton 238 N.Y. 46, April 1, 1924

1961 "Walton Water Co. Sold," The Oneonta Star, October 3, 1961, Page 3.

1962 "Water Company Offered Walton Village for $150,000," The Oneonta Star, February 24, 1962, Page 3.

1962 "Voters Approve Purchase of Walton Water Company 10 to 1," The Oneonta Star, May 2, 1962, Page 2.

1963 "Fair Exchange," The Oneonta Star, February 27, 1963, Page 3.
Walton's Mayor Clifford Dennis hands over a bundle of checks totalling $168,104.70 to A.S. Clayman, President of the Walton Water Company.

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