Documentary History of American Water-works

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New England States Vermont Bristol

Bristol, Vermont

Bristol was founded in 1762.

The Bristol Aqueduct Company was incorporated in 1811 by Noble Munson, James Saxton, Robert Holley, Jehiel Saxton and Henry Soper "for the purpose of making, using, and enjoying an aqueduct, to supply the inhabitants of the centre village in Bristol, with water.  The company built a system that operated for nearly a century.

The Village of Bristol was authorized to acquire the water system in 1906.

The Bristol water system is owned by the Town of Bristol and operated by Simon Operation Systems Inc. of Waterbury, Vermont. 

1811 An act to incorporate certain persons by the name of the Bristol Aqueduct Company. October 26, 1811.

1859 History and Description of New England, by Austin Jacobs Coolidge and John Brainard Mansfield
Page 763: Bristol. The greater part of it is accommodated by an aqueduct nearly four hundred rods in length, laid in water-lime.

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

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

1906 An act to amend sections 3, 11, 12, 25, 26 27, 28, 29, and 30 of No. 90 of the acts of 1886, entitled "an Act to incorporate the village of Bristol." December 19, 1906.

The University of Vermont has records of the Bristol Aqueduct Company from 1811 to 1911

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