The Scituate Reservoir (Images of America) (Paperback)

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The Scituate Reservoir (Images of America) (Paperback)

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In 1772, portions of Providence received water through a system of hollowed out logs. By 1869, seventeen years after Zachariah Allen campaigned for a public water supply, the public voted in favor of introducing water into the city from the Pawtuxet River in Cranston. By 1900, it was clear that more, purer water was needed. A public law was approved on April 21, 1915, creating the Providence Water Supply Board and granting the power to condemn 14,800 acres to create the Situate Reservoir. Today the reservoir is the largest inland body of water in Rhode Island, supplying over 40 billion gallons of water to residents.
Product Details ISBN: 9780738573809
ISBN-10: 0738573809
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: October 11th, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America