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Middle Atlantic States Pennsylvania Tidioute

Tidioute, Pennsylvania

Tidioute was incorporated as a borough in 1862.

The first water works in Tidioute were built by Luther Green in 1872.  He was the first elected Burgess of the Borough of Tidioute in 1862.

The Tidioute Water Company was incorporated on June 12, 1873 and bought Green's system.

The Tidioute Municipal Authority was incorporated on February 11, 1963 and changed its name to the Southwest Warren County Municipal Authority on November 28, 1966.

The Municipal Authority purchased the Tidioute Water Company in January, 1967 for $125,000.

Water is provided by the Southwest Warren County Municipal Authority.

1872 The Titusville Herald, November 27, 1872, Page 3.
Tidioute is to have public water works.  At last the citizens have raised $5,500 out of the $13,000 required to establish them, and have voted to pay Mr. Luther Green $1,000 per year for three years for the use of the fire plugs owned by him.  Mr. Green offered to allow the use of them for $400 per annum, but the citizens generously raised the compensation to the figure named.

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

1885 Tidioute, from Engineering News 14:203 (September 26, 1885)

1887 History of Warren County Pennsylvania, edited by J.S. Schenck
Page 462:  The present water system was commenced by Luther Green in 1872. In December of the same year a stock company was formed, which purchased the works and completed them. Since that time a supply pipe has been laid four miles up Tidioute Creek, which secures pure spring water and a natural flow into the reservoir.

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

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

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

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

1966 "Tidioute Water Company Purchased by Authority," The Kane Republican (Kane, Pennsylvania), November 11, 1966, Page 6.

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