Report of the Watering Committee to the
Select and Common Councils,
read January 25, 1816

Philadelphia: Printed by William Fry, Walnut, near Fifth Street, 1816.


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This facsimile PDF, with all text recognized, documents the starting of the Fairmount Water Works in 1815, and other aspects of the city's water system.




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The History of Philadelphia's Watersheds and Sewers

Compiled by Adam Levine
Historical Consultant
Philadelphia Water Department
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