Documentary History of American Water-works

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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Peckville

Peckville, Pennsylvania

Peckville is an unincorporated village in the borough of Blakeley, which was incorporated as a borough in 1867.

The Peckville Water Supply Company was incorporated on August 26, 1870 and built a system that began operating that year.  The Peckville company was sold to the Archbald Water Company on October 24, 1894.

The Blakely Water Company was incorporated on January 22, 1884 and built a system that competed with the Peckville Company..  The Blakely company was bought by the Scranton Gas and Water Company in 1901.

The systems became part of the American Water Works Company in 1996.

Water is provided by Pennsylvania American Water.

1884 "Water Works for Blakely," The Scranton Republican, January 10, 1884, Page 1.
Blakely Water Company incorporated

1889 "The Warring Water Companies," The Scranton Republican, November 27, 1889, Page 5.

1889 "One Injunction Dissolved," The Scranton Republican, December 4, 1889, Page 5. | part 2 |
The Blakely Water Company against the Archbald and Peckville Water Companies.

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

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

1894 "Another New Reservoir," The Scranton Republican, November 5, 1894, Page 3.
The consolidation of the Archbald Water company and the Peckville Water company was effected last week.

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

1901 The Scranton Republican, July 1, 1901, Page 8.
The Blakely Water Company have disposed of their interests to the Scranton Gas and Water Company.

1909 The Fourth Annual Report of the Commissioner of Health of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Part II
Pages 972-976:  Blakely, Lackawanna County

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