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The system of supplying clean water to domestic and business properties; typically, water will be taken from a source, purified, pumped to local water towers or other reservoirs and then gravity-fed to the consumer.
That was when the water works started.
The municipality owns its electric-lighting plant; the water-works are under private ownership. The first settlement in the neighbourhood was made in 1838.
The municipality owns and operates the water-works and electriclighting plant.
In the 'seventies all the facilities of a modern city - gas, street-cars, water-works, telephones - were introduced.
The city owns its gas works, water works and an electric-lighting plant (1910) for municipal lighting.
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