Collection number: UA 17/17
Size: 1 box (.33 cu.ft.)
About the UNH Water and Sewer Systems
One of the first things the college administrators needed to address when the college moved to Durham in 1893 was to secure an adequate supply of water for the college. A dam was built on Pettee Brook creating a reservoir that was used for boilers, irrigation and fire fighting. Drinking water was carried from springs until artesian wells were drilled in 1910. There was a typhoid fever outbreak in the winter of 1911-12. In the fall of 1914 the State Board of Health demanded that the college install a septic tank. In 1916, a new deep well was drilled to increase the water supply and a wooden tank, with a capacity of 6,000 gallons was erected on the knoll behind Nesmith Hall. A second, steel water tower was built in 1923. In 1935, a sewage disposal plant and a water supply system, including a new reservoir was finished with W. P. A. assistance.
About the Water and Sewer Systems Files
This series contains several reports and contracts concerning the water and sewer systems for the college.
This collection is open.
Copyright is retained by the University of New Hampshire.
[Identification of item], Water and Sewer Systems Files, 1895-1963, UA 17/17, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
These records were transferred to the University Library for storage prior to the establishment of the University Archives in 1992.
See also UA 8/5/1 Correspondence between Charles E. Hewitt and the Metcalf and Eddy Firm.
|Box 1, Folder 1||1895||A System of Water Works for the Town of Durham, NH, Thesis by Charles A. Trow|
|Box 1, Folder 2||1895||A Sewage System for Durham, Thesis by Frank S. Adams|
|Box 1, Folder 3||1910||Contract and Specifications for Sewers in Durham (Metcalf and Eddy)|
|Box 1, Folder 4||1914||Report from Charles Pettee to Pres. Fairchild on College Sewer System|
|Box 1, Folder 5||1923||Design and Specifications for a water tower (Pittsburgh-Des Moines Steel Co.)|
|Box 1, Folder 6||1934||Contract and Specifications for water supply system from Oyster River (Weston and Sampson)|
|Box 1, Folder 7||1973||Town of Durham: Report on Water Distribution and Storage|
|Box 1, Folder 8||1995||Preliminary Report on Additional Water Supply|
|Map Drawer B-5||1962||Map of Sewerage System (Weston and Sampson) 1962 updated from original 1932 map|