Documentary History of American Water-works

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South Atlantic States
Virginia Manchester

Manchester, Virginia

Manchester was incorporated in 1769 and became an independent city in 1874.  It merged with the adjacent city of Richmond in 1910.

The town built water works in 1840.  These served only a small portion of the city and were abandoned around 1889 when William H. White built a new system.  The city of Manchester bought this company on July 1, 1894.

The city merged with Richmond in 1910 and the water systems were connected in 1914.

Water service is provided by the City of Richmond.


References
1844 An act concerning the town of Manchester.  February 13, 1844.
1. Be it enacted by the general assembly, That the trustees of the town of Manchester shall have authority to establish water works.

1885 Manchester from Engineering News 13:301 (May 9, 1885)

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

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

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

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





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