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Rochester's Rich History: Water for Rochester, At Last
Saturday, February 15 @ 13:00–14:00
In the Kusler-Cox Auditorium of the Rundel Library Building Morris A. Pierce will present a lecture titled Rochester's Rich History: Water for Rochester, At Last.
"Water for Rochester, At Last" will continue the story of Rochester's attempts to build a water works after the expensive failure of the Rochester Water Works Company. Despite a few last attempts to have a private company build the system, the city decided to build two separate systems, one for fire protection in the business district that was demonstrated in February 1874, and a second general water supply from Hemlock Lake that was completed in 1876.
[source: Rochester City Newspaper events calendar, 2020-Feb-3]