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Waterworks for Osceola - 1901


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 1/15/2017 at 19:18:10

Dubuque Daily Telegraph, October 1, 1901

Waterworks for Osceola
Osceola, Oct. 1 Osceola is to have waterworks. A proposition was submitted at an election held Friday in that city, which was carried by a majority of at least 300 votes. By the term of the proposition the town is to have a sufficiently extensive system and mains and thirty-five pubic water heads for fire protection, the water to be supplied by a well or wells with a tank reservoir elevated on a tower, the pumping to be done by steam or gasoline engine power. The public fire protection to cost the city $1,7500 per year, which will call for an annual water tax of five mills. Private service will be provided at a cost, regulated by grade schedule dependent, upon the quantity of water likely to be used. W. M. Peatmen, of Centerville, Ia., the contractor, thinks he will have the system in operation by December 1st.


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