Birth of City Utilities

Birth of City Utilities (HM28SR)

Location: South Haven, MI 49090 Van Buren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 24.115', W 86° 16.978'

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The City of South Haven took a major step forward in providing utility services to residents in 1892 when a water pumping station was constructed on the lakeshore. In 1895, the City purchased its first electric generator. The original water pumping station was replaced in 1927, enlarged in the 1940s and 1960s, and replaced again, in its entirety with the present treatment plant in 2011.
The last electric generation plant, torn down in 1978, stood at the present water treatment plant location.
The water treatment process begins at the end of an intake pipe, one mile off shore. The water is pumped into the plant and treated before it is sent out to various storage facilities throughout the distribution system.
Sponsored by Board of Public Utilities
HM NumberHM28SR
Placed ByBoard of Public Utilities & Michigan Maritime Museum
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Date Added Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 559007 N 4694651
Decimal Degrees42.40191667, -86.28296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 24.115', W 86° 16.978'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 24' 6.8999999999999" N, 86° 16' 58.68" W
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Area Code(s)269
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 Water St, South Haven MI 49090, US
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