Water district construction, Sebago Lake, 1924

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Water district construction, Sebago Lake, 1924

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The Portland Water District replaced an aging conduit from Sebago Lake to "provide the entire population between Biddeford and Brunswick with water for the next hundred years." A new intake was built deeper into the lake so water delivery wouldn't be disrupted when the lake was low. The construction started in July 1926 and was estimated at $350,000.

The December 9th edition of the "Portland Evening Express" devoted a full-page article to the project.

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About This Item

  • Title: Water district construction, Sebago Lake, 1924
  • Creation Date: 1924
  • Subject Date: 1924
  • Local Name: Sebago Lake
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 11 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.9374
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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