Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Blairsville

Blairsville, Pennsylvania

Blairsville was incorporated as a borough in 1825.

The borough was authorized to build water works in 1872 and built a system that began operating the following year.

The Blairsville Municipal Authority was incorporated on January 25, 1950 and dissolved on February 10, 1986.  This entity built and managed the Blairsville sewage system and also local garbage collection.

The Blairsvill Water Authority was incorporated on April 30, 1979 and changed its name to the Blairsville Municipal Authority on December 27, 1988.

Water is provided by the Blairsville Municipal Authority.

1872 An act to authorize the borough of Blairsville to erect water works and supply the said borough with water.  April 3, 1872.

1882 Blairsville, from Engineering News, 9:131 (April 22, 1882)

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

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

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

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

1979 "An ordinance authorizing the Blairsville Water Authority," The Indiana Gazette, May 21, 1979, Page 31.

1988 "Notice," Indiana Gazette, November 8, 1988, Page 17.
Sewer system transferred to Blairsville Water Authority and its name changed to Blairsville Municipal Authority.

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