Laying the new water main, Strong, ca. 1921

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Laying the new water main, Strong, ca. 1921

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Description

When this four inch water main was completed on lower Main St., the system served the village by gravity-feed from Day Mountain Pond. The system provided residential, business and hydrant service, with two open reservoirs on local hills. Property owners above the elevation of the reservoirs needed to maintain their own wells and ponds.

This system remained in service until 1980 when a deep well pumping station took over the task and twelve inch distribution mains were laid. This was just in time because Day Mountain Pond had dropped below the siphon causing that flow to cease.

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About This Item

  • Title: Laying the new water main, Strong, ca. 1921
  • Creation Date: circa 1921
  • Subject Date: circa 1921
  • Town: Strong
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: ED.01.103.226
  • Collection: L. R. Lewis Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
(207) 684-3613
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