Charleston Public Water System

Charleston Public Water System (HM2GOF)

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N 32° 47.172', W 79° 56.145'

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(side 1)In 1823, after learning of London's success with artesian wells, City Council agreed that deep artesian wells would be feasible for the city and its growing population. Several pilot projects followed and in 1879 a 1,970-feet deep well was drilled near this site. With an impressive 700,000 gallons per day yield, it is reported to be the first successful artesian supply in the region.
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The artesian supply was Charleston's primary water source until 1903 when a franchise was granted to the Charleston Light and Water Co. to take over the city system and construct a. new plant and reservoir by damming Goose Creek. In 1917, the city acquired the plant and properties, forming the Commissioners of Public Works, now Charleston Water System, to manage and operate the city water system.
Sponsored by Charleston Water System, 2017
Year Placed2017
Placed ByCharleston Water System
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Date Added Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599659 N 3628086
Decimal Degrees32.78620000, -79.93575000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.172', W 79° 56.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 10.32" N, 79° 56' 8.7000000000002" W
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